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#1 2013-09-19 20:42:03

Mike
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Registered: 2008-05-15
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Big Brother is Watching NYC - E-Z Pass

Keep in mind the City has already installed hundreds perhaps thousands of cameras to
"monitor traffic conditions" which make the excuse for this even more unbelievable.
While we all know when you go thru a toll with E-Z Pass there is a picture taken of your car with the plate and a picture of your face in the drivers seat. But having E-Z pass trackers all over the city no where near tolls is really getting out of hand.
"Travel times are used to estimate average speeds for general traveler information and performance metrics. Tag sightings (reads) age off the system after several minutes or after they are paired and are not stored because they are of no value. Hence the system cannot identify the tag user and does not keep any record of the tag sightings."
Yeah right, when pigs fly.

This is one of the more unbiased articles I could find:
http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/09/16/can-authorities-use-your-e-z-pass-to-track-your-movements/

Here's another one from a different perspective:
https://autos.aol.com/article/e-zpass-privacy-invasion/

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#2 2013-09-20 12:33:59

Olivia
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Registered: 2009-03-01
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Re: Big Brother is Watching NYC - E-Z Pass

Very interesting, Mike. I didn't know about this. The AAA club monthly mag ran a small article about EZ Pass charging more for out of state drivers. It never mentioned this "big brother" problem in NYC. I wish I could believe the reasons for these cameras that were given to the public, but it's been alot of years since that last happened. I no longer believe anything told me by the local or federal govt. I read both of these articles &  I agree w/you.

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#3 2013-09-20 14:31:36

Mike
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Re: Big Brother is Watching NYC - E-Z Pass

Olivia, thank you for taking the time to read those articles.
(Sometimes I think I'm talking to a wall around here.)
I try not to be paranoid, but the ez pass always bothered me a bit, but I couldn't put my finger on why.
I don't have a smart phone, I have a dumb phone, yet don't know if that can be tracked or not when not making or taking calls. ???

When I saw a story about ez pass on TV news last night I looked up and read multiple articles about it and they all confirmed my thoughts. The last thing "we the people" need is the government tracking everywhere we go, and time stamped too.

I actually went out to my car last night at 10 something PM and took the ez pass gadget off my windshield (Velcro) and it is right now sitting back home next to my keyboard. I don't use it much anyway (I go 59 st bridge), but I know where it is if I plan to use it for a toll.

To quote John Wayne:  "It's getting to be ri-goddamn-diculous"

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#4 2013-09-21 11:42:56

Sal
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Registered: 2009-08-03
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Re: Big Brother is Watching NYC - E-Z Pass

Mike-With the volume of violent street attacks, Big Brother is the key tool to fighting crime.


Years back our Police Force was made up of veteran Patrolman,most grew up in one of the five boroughs. Now we have Suburban natives with less than 5 years on the job.

As for the seasoned detectives their long gone.

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#5 2013-10-09 10:13:39

bertlim852
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Re: Big Brother is Watching NYC - E-Z Pass

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