German "Mautsystem" to be used against "Terrorists"
We all knew it would happen sooner or later and that was a reason for big protests from the "liberal" side. The German Autobahnse have been entrenched in a system to track truck drivers to make them paying a duty to use the highways. Now this system is supposed to be used to "track serious crimes such as terrorism". Means - you are driving on the Autobahn the system knows where you are where you stopped where you exited - truck driver or not (license plate scanning as far as I know). It gets worse trust me - a recent "study" showed that more and more truck drivers are taking normal roads to circumvent the duty - the proposal is now to install the system on normal roads as well - basically making the way clear for an all out surveillance system whenever you us your car. Extremely scary - especially in the light that you are scrutinized already by the police when you are driving later then midnight (me at least have been pulled over 4 times in a year) you could be a terrorist you know.... bad thing its not 1984 anymore - brave new world here we come.