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"From the Ted Talk by Catherine Crump: The small and surprisingly dangerous detail the police track about you"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

When Mike Katz-Lacabe asked his local police department for information about the patle rdeaer data they had on him, this is what they got: in addition to the date, time and locoitan, the police deenpmratt had phgpoortahs that cuprtaed where he was going and often who he was with. The second photo from the top is a picture of Mike and his two daughters getting out of their car in their own driveway. The government has hundreds of photos like this about Mike going about his daily life. And if you drive a car in the United States, I would bet money that they have photographs like this of you going about your daily life.

Open Cloze

When Mike Katz-Lacabe asked his local police department for information about the _____ ______ data they had on him, this is what they got: in addition to the date, time and ________, the police __________ had ___________ that ________ where he was going and often who he was with. The second photo from the top is a picture of Mike and his two daughters getting out of their car in their own driveway. The government has hundreds of photos like this about Mike going about his daily life. And if you drive a car in the United States, I would bet money that they have photographs like this of you going about your daily life.

Solution

  1. plate
  2. department
  3. photographs
  4. location
  5. reader
  6. captured

Original Text

When Mike Katz-Lacabe asked his local police department for information about the plate reader data they had on him, this is what they got: in addition to the date, time and location, the police department had photographs that captured where he was going and often who he was with. The second photo from the top is a picture of Mike and his two daughters getting out of their car in their own driveway. The government has hundreds of photos like this about Mike going about his daily life. And if you drive a car in the United States, I would bet money that they have photographs like this of you going about your daily life.

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police departments 8
united states 5
local police 5
license plate 5
police department 4
plate reader 3
plate readers 3
law enforcement 3
enforcement agents 3

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collocation frequency
local police departments 4
license plate readers 3
law enforcement agents 3

Important Words

  1. addition
  2. asked
  3. bet
  4. captured
  5. car
  6. daily
  7. data
  8. date
  9. daughters
  10. department
  11. drive
  12. driveway
  13. government
  14. hundreds
  15. information
  16. life
  17. local
  18. location
  19. mike
  20. money
  21. photo
  22. photographs
  23. photos
  24. picture
  25. plate
  26. police
  27. reader
  28. states
  29. time
  30. top
  31. united