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E-ZPasses Get Read All Over New York (Not Just At Toll Booths) [Big Brother]
Forbes ^ | 9/12/2013 | Kashmir Hill

Posted on 09/13/2013 4:08:10 PM PDT by markomalley

After spotting a police car with two huge boxes on its trunk — that turned out to be license-plate-reading cameras — a man in New Jersey became obsessed with the loss of privacy for vehicles on American roads. (He’s not the only one.) The man, who goes by the Internet handle “Puking Monkey,” did an analysis of the many ways his car could be tracked and stumbled upon something rather interesting: his E-ZPass, which he obtained for the purpose of paying tolls, was being used to track his car in unexpected places, far away from any toll booths.

Puking Monkey is an electronics tinkerer, so he hacked his RFID-enabled E-ZPass to set off a light and a “moo cow” every time it was being read. Then he drove around New York. His tag got milked multiple times on the short drive from Times Square to Madison Square Garden in mid-town Manhattan…

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; US: New York
KEYWORDS: ezpass; nyc; rfid; surveillance
I guess this really shouldn't be all that surprising...
1 posted on 09/13/2013 4:08:10 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Hmmm, a great concern I’ve had too. BTW, I remember seeing the idea of EZPass in an old 1967 Popular Science Magazine.

2 posted on 09/13/2013 4:13:32 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (It is about time we re-enact Normandy, at the shores of the Potomac.)
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To: markomalley

In Singapore the RFID is used for tolls and parking garage fees. Plus it sometimes let’s you into your building garage and the American Club garage.
It is convenient not to have to stop and pay at parking garages.

3 posted on 09/13/2013 4:16:32 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Oldexpat
In America, it's used to keep undesirables out of the community unless you can convince the ruling boss that you can contribute to the social order.

Oh, sorry... I wasn't supposed to post that until 2017.


4 posted on 09/13/2013 4:21:47 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: markomalley

Well, well well...WHO would have expected this.

Don’t worry, though, the data collected will NEVER get abused, and it’s all anonymous, really.


5 posted on 09/13/2013 4:22:23 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Nowhere Man

We have the same thing here in California only it’s called FasTrak. CalTrans actually provided us with an Faraday Cage Bag with each transponder and we keep them in them except when needed to pay toll. The interesting thing is that they have all your license plate numbers ( those for any car in which you will use any of the assigned transponders) and they photograph your plates when they read your transponder as a “backup.” We’ve experimented with not using the transponders when they are needed and just so long as they can compare your license number with your account they don’t contact you. We did have a transponder fail, and after a month or so, they sent us a letter asking us to arrange to replace it. And we have used it in a car that was not on our list, and they sent us a notice immediately.

6 posted on 09/13/2013 4:27:47 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: markomalley

And for some reason, under all of this survellance, we can’t find illegal aliens.

7 posted on 09/13/2013 4:32:23 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer
we can’t find illegal aliens....

If only their tracking could be turned over to FedEx.

8 posted on 09/13/2013 4:39:35 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: markomalley

Really. What cave has this guy been living in?

9 posted on 09/13/2013 5:07:40 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: markomalley

With hybrid and electric vehicles gaining popularity a mileage based user fee will soon replace the liquid fuels taxes.

This is just part of the infrastructure for making the conversion.

10 posted on 09/13/2013 5:41:09 PM PDT by lightman (Prosecute the heresies; pity the heretics.)
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To: vette6387

My FasTrak responder has not worked for over a year. Doesn’t make any difference as they just read the license plate.

11 posted on 09/13/2013 9:40:31 PM PDT by BigBobber
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To: BigBobber

Heck, just keeping my Sunpass under the seat makes it unreadable going through a toll.

12 posted on 09/14/2013 12:05:27 AM PDT by bicyclerepair (Inbred, pedophile-worshipping, misogynists (mozlums) offend me.)
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