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Keeping an Eye on License Plates

The posh San Francisco Bay Area town of Tiburon is planning to install cameras that record the license plate numbers of all cars coming into town. Police will use the system to apprehend criminals or investigate crimes.

"Some residents describe the plan as a commonsense way to thwart thieves, most of whom come from out of town. Others see an electronic border gate and worry that the project will only reinforce Tiburon's image of exclusivity and snootiness."

Some are concerned about privacy issues. If approved by the town, the camera system could be put in place this fall.

Full Story: Tiburon may install license plate cameras

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