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The government is secretly spying on millions of American cars

The government is secretly spying on millions of American cars
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According to The Wall Street Journal, the Justice Department has been secretly gathering and storing millions of records about U.S. cars and drivers. The program tracks license plates and is managed by the Drug Enforcement Agency.

The system was originally instituted to help the Drug Enforcement Agency seize assets related to drug traffickers. That's not all they track, though.

Reuters reports on how the program has changed:

But the use of the database had expanded to include hunting for vehicles linked to other possible crimes, including kidnapping, killings and rape suspects, the paper said, citing current and former officials and government documents.

If you're starting to worry about your privacy, then you're not alone.

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