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Automatic License Plate Reader installed on a police car. (The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Novato’s Automated License Plate Reader Helps Locate Stolen Cars

Police recovered two stolen vehicles Saturday morning in Novato with the help of an automated license plate reader, police said.

07/26/2015

Automatic License Plate Reader installed on a police car. (The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Personal Information Collected By License Plate Readers May Be Available To Anyone Who Asks

If you drive a car through the Bay Area, chances are good that police have photos of your license plate, and data on where you’ve been, and that information may be available to anyone who asks for it.

05/10/2015

(CBS SF)

Devout Christian Horrified Over ‘Satanic’ 666 License Plate From DMV

A Berkeley woman loves her new car, but has a big problem with her new randomly generated license plates ending in 666.

04/24/2015

(CBS SF)

Police Arrest 16-Year-Old Driver Accused Of Running Over San Leandro Police Officer With Stolen Car

Authorities have arrested a 16-year-old on suspicion of running over a San Leandro police officer and nearly hitting another officer Thursday morning, prompting the officers to open fire. A 19-year-old man was also arrested in the case.

12/04/2014

(CBS SF)

Provocative License Plate Spotted In Danville Could Make You Blush

After KPIX 5 first reported an obscene license plate that slipped through the DMV’s censors, a viewer found another one that’s blush-worthy.

11/26/2014

(CBS SF)

Vulgar San Jose License Plate Overlooked By DMV’s Rigid Research Process

A driver spotted recently in San Jose is going to have to get a new license plate after caught sporting one of the foulest, most vulgar phrases in the Vietnamese language.

11/24/2014

Surveillance Camera (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

11 Ways The Government Is Spying On You

You don’t have to read too far into the dystopian works of George Orwell’s 1984 or Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World before drawing up some similarities between fiction and real-world governments.

11/17/2014

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Belvedere To Start Tracking Cars With License Plate Cameras

Cameras will soon be taking pictures of your license plates when you enter or leave Belvedere.

11/12/2014

California classic license plates. (DMV)

Despite Criticism, Los Altos Adopts Controversial License Plate Surveillance Policy

After a year on the beat, a license plate scanner used by Los Altos Police now has a new policy for how long that data can be stored.

08/29/2014

September 11 memorial license plate. (CBS)

California 9/11 Relatives To Get Second Shot At Scholarships Funded By Memorial License Plates

Relatives of Californians who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will get a second chance to apply for college scholarships under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown after investigations found that the state mishandled the program.

08/22/2014

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