My heart sank when CNN reported that Flock Safety had created a national license plate tracking program. Flock Safety’s business model has been profiting from people’s fears about crime for years.
Flock Safety has turned fear and suspicion into a national business model, where anyone and everyone is a suspect.
Flock Safety, which makes a license plate reader, announced the Total Analytics Law Officers Network, or TALON. The network looks to connect the 400 law enforcement agencies using its cameras, allowing agencies that opt in to view camera data from other regions.
Flock Safety, once relegated to tracking vehicle license plates in America’s white-collar neighborhoods, has now gone national.
The company said it has cameras in 700 cities, essentially creating a nationwide camera network for tracking car movements if they’re all connected.
It is hard to put into words how disgusted I feel about private corporations using fear to justify tracking everyone, so I will let Flock Safety explain it.
TALON – the Total Analytics Law Officer’s Network is the only ethically-designed local and national network of ALPRs for law enforcement officers.