Law Enforcement Can Use Smart Meter Parking Apps To Spy On Everyone

By MassPrivateI

As more and more cities and towns privatize everything, the use of smart meter parking apps (SMPA) continues to grow.

Which is a good thing right?

Wrong, cities and towns are using SMPAs like Parkmobile, StreetlineParkMe, Park Smarter and Smart Parking to collect all kinds of personal information.

According to numerous privacy policies, SMPAs collect much more information than most people realize.

A look at Parkmobile’s privacy policy reveals the types of personal information SMPAs collect.

Personal Information consisting of, at a minimum, your name, email address, mobile phone number, vehicle license tag number and issuing jurisdiction, Payment Method, Payment Information, Username and password. Over the course of your Use of the Platform, we may collect additional Personal Information such as: your mailing address, billing address, Transaction data; GPS data; information that you voluntarily provide like User Content; information received from your credit card provider, digital wallet, or financial institution.

Did you catch that?

SMPAs, at a minimum, are collecting tons of personal information and creasing a huge database of where and when you park.

Do SMPAs share your data with law enforcement?

Police can use smart meter parking apps to spy on motorists

SMPAs will share your personal data with law enforcement based on their good faith judgement. Again, from Parkmobile:

We will share your personal information if we, in our good faith judgment, believe it is necessary to…

SMPAs like Streetline warn that they “reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information to others as we believe appropriate.”

Parkmobile’s privacy policy also reveals how SMPAs are all too willing to, “provide requested information to relevant authorities upon the request of such authorities.”

A 2013 article in USA Today warned that major cities across the country are creating their own spying SMPAs.

From Pittsburgh to Los Angeles — and dozens of cities in between — mobile applications are becoming available to ease drivers’ search for a place to park.

Below is a list of some cities that have created their own SMPAs.

ParkPGH (Pittsburgh)
meterUP (Philadephia)
LA Express Park

FYI, LA Express Park is a federally funded SMPA developed by Xerox. Don’t forget Xerox also makes “Vehicle Passenger Detection System” cameras that police use to identify everyone with 95% accuracy.

SMPAs shouldn’t be used to spy on everyone; and they reveal much more than when a parking spot is vacant or when the meter is about to expire.

You can read more at MassPrivateI, where this article first appeared.

Top image credit: Mobiloitte

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1 Comment on "Law Enforcement Can Use Smart Meter Parking Apps To Spy On Everyone"

  1. But not Lawfully. They are REQUIRED to have a few things done first before they can do so LAWFULLY.

    US Constitution (supreme LAW of this nation, the supreme contract for all who serve within government and to which they are Oath bound to), Amendment IV: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses,
    papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

    A careful review of the 4th Amendment tells us, the American people, everything we need to know about how those actions are to be done LAWFULLY, otherwise it is at least one felony and Perjury on the part of those who do this unlawfully.

    Now read these words — > The right against unreasonable searches and seizures SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.

    Who is required to NOT infringe? Those that serve within our governments – state and federal. Remember only REASONABLE searches and seizures are allowed and are that requirement is defined within the 4th Amendment:
    — With a warrant;
    — the warrant MUST be based upon probable cause;
    — Subject to an officer/etc giving their oath or affirmation (called the Due Process Review)
    — Particularly describing the place to be search, AND
    — Particularly describing the persons or things to be seized.

    There is clearly 5 requirements as indicated by the word “AND”. You cannot have 4 out of 5 or 3 out of 5 and still have a reasonable search and seizure. All 5 of those listed above MUST be present in order for any warrant issued here in the USA to be valid and LAWFUL.

    That does not mean that there are not domestic enemies or traitors to our nation, or just the very dumbed down, who will not use force to implement this. But guess what, that then raises the banner to *treason and **Terrorism becasue they will be using Color of Law, Pretend Law to carry out those orders.

    Color of Law: The appearance or semblance, without the substance, of legal right. Misuse of power, possessed by virtue of state law and made possible only because wrongdoer is clothed with authority of state, is action taken under “color of law.” Black’s Law Dictionary, Fifth Edition, page 241.

    * Treason – Article III, Section 3 of the Constitution of the United States provides: “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

    The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.”

    There are three elements that are necessary for an offense to constitute treason:

    — an obligation of allegiance to the legal order, (our legal order is our constitutional republic, and found in writing within those documents we call the US Constitution and in each state’s Constitution)

    — intent to go against the legal order, and then

    — action to violate that obligation (any action that goes against what the US Constitution specifies as the LAWFUL authority, or what is listed as NOT UNDER the authority of our governments – state or federal (Bill of Rights, made clear in the Preamble to the Bill of Rights)

    Preamble to the Bill of Rights: Congress OF THE United States begun and held at the City of New York, on Wednesday the Fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.
    THE Conventions of a number of the States having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best insure the beneficent ends of its institution.”

    ** 28 C.F.R. Section 0.85 Terrorism is defined as “the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives”.

    Harry Browne, 1996 USA presidential candidate, Libertarian Party: “…The Bill of Rights is a literal and absolute document. The First Amendment doesn’t say you have a right to speak out unless the government has a ‘compelling interest’ in censoring the Internet. The Second Amendment doesn’t say you have the right to keep and bear arms until some madman plants a bomb. The Fourth Amendment doesn’t say you have the right to be secure from search and seizure unless some FBI agent thinks you fit the profile of a terrorist. The government has no right to interfere with any of these freedoms under any circumstances.”

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