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Submission + - Boston suspends license plate scanners after numerous problems (

v3rgEz writes: Data from more than 68,000 Boston Police Department automated license plate reader scans — a fraction of the total scans the department has performed since 2006 — show the department's program violated its own rules and failed to effectively follow up on leads that had been flagged dozens of times.

Ars Technica noted how these programs are catching on nationwide, often with underwhelming results.

The program's failing came to light after a public records request for the data, which has been posted online with license plate information redacted.

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Boston suspends license plate scanners after numerous problems

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