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The BootFinder, originally intended to track stolen cars until tax collectors learned about it, is sparking concerns by privacy advocates. They cite fears of "function creep" in which technology intended for one purpose evolves into other uses.Source: Armed with new technology, cities seize cars of tax delinquents (Associated Press, 3/2/2005)
"It's a very slippery slope into which the authorities may be tempted to go," said Cedric Laurant, policy counsel for the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington D.C. "You could use that technology to enforce any type of law that requires people to file their taxes."
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