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I have seen people post pictures of their vehicles on the internet for many years, and they always cover or blur their license plate
why?
when you drive ANYWHERE in public, it is on full display for anyone to see
and if you are driving a stolen vehicle and don't want it tracked then why post it at all?

I don't get it, possibly someone can help me with this
because other than paranoia (and are not being realistic) I can't understand why
but maybe I am missing something ::wink::
 

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I hear what your saying, maybe this is the one thing someone can actual control and hide on the net.
most people driving are to busy to track your plate number, but I have to admit, those with custom name plates attract attention for sure...
 

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yeah, or funky colors
in my state you can choose colors too

BTW that is my favorite Clint Eastwood movie
 

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I see people cover their plates at car shows but uncovered when they arrive and leave so it's pointless to do.
As for your movie question I just saw Dirty Harry this morning so I'll go with that one.

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I have see people post pictures of their vehicles on the internet for many years, and they always cover or blur their license plate
why?
when you drive ANYWHERE in public, it is on full display for anyone to see
and if you are driving a stolen vehicle and don't want it tracked then why post it at all?

I don't get it, possibly someone can help me with this
because other than paranoia (and a lack of common sense) I can't understand why
but maybe I am missing something ::wink::
I get your point but somebody who is uptight on security like me does not want to be a victim of identity theft. A license plate number is not just a random number, but rather a way of identification. A license plate number identifies who the owner of the vehicle is. If I got a hold of your plate number and searched it up online, I could find out who you are illegally. this is why people hide their plate number.
 

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I have seen people post pictures of their vehicles on the internet for many years, and they always cover or blur their license plate
why?
when you drive ANYWHERE in public, it is on full display for anyone to see
and if you are driving a stolen vehicle and don't want it tracked then why post it at all?

I don't get it, possibly someone can help me with this
because other than paranoia (and a lack of common sense) I can't understand why
but maybe I am missing something ::wink::
So, someone who covers their license plate for an internet posted photo lacks common sense? ::wink::

Will say this phenomenon comes down to personal preferences. Some enjoy overt transparency...some don't.
 

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I didn't mean they are stupid

I meant they are NOT being realistic
ever place you drive on a public street it has to be exposed
so how are you being covert?

so let me change that, poor choice of words on my part
 

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Well, you never know who you're dealing with online. A few years ago a buddy of mine got into a headed debate on a forum with a guy who was either a cop or ex-cop. Anyways, the guy dug around my friend's YouTube videos and found one with his car that showed his license plate. The dude ran the plate and started bringing up personal information in his attacks. The mods were contacted plus another cop that was a member of the forum reached out to the guy and I guess he told him that doing things like that were a big no-no.

Might be extreme, but yea... it was a little worrying.
 

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Which is why you only write things that you'd say in front of your wife, daughter, mother or sister and all will always be right in your world.
Once people get brave and have "beer muscles" they get into trouble and things go south from there.
I come here to help some and learn from others so it's all good.


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I didn't mean they are stupid

I meant they are NOT being realistic
ever place you drive on a public street it has to be exposed
so how are you being covert?

so let me change that, poor choice of words on my part
I used the term "overt transparency"...not covert. Great community here...enjoy, read & learn.
 

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I've always been curious about this as well. Every time you log into an Internet connection, you're leaving a trail of information anyways. That's far easier to come by than digging up info on a license plate.
 

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Agreed. Never understood it. If i really wanted to get info on you I could, easily, without your license plate. Your on the internet.
 

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I have seen people post pictures of their vehicles on the internet for many years, and they always cover or blur their license plate
why?
when you drive ANYWHERE in public, it is on full display for anyone to see
and if you are driving a stolen vehicle and don't want it tracked then why post it at all?

I don't get it, possibly someone can help me with this
because other than paranoia (and are not being realistic) I can't understand why
but maybe I am missing something ::wink::
It's just one of those automotive things that people accept without thinking about it. Everyone else is doing it, it must be right. Like $20 per quart motor oil must be better than $5 per quart motor oil.

I do have a question, though. If someone steals your identity, then who are you (since you no longer have your identity)? Do you become someone new? Of course not, since your identity hasn't really been stolen.

Is there anything else that can be stolen, and yet you still have it?

Vic
 

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I'll play devil's advocate. (and yes, I am wearing my tinfoil hat)

Researching things for my truck, I've Google Image searched various Nissan Frontier items and topics. More than once I've had Jen's truck come up, Mine came up once and I've had other member's trucks pop up. So.... add in a plate number and someone who likes the parts on your truck can do a simple plate # search and know what you have in your garage and where said garage is.
 

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I'll play devil's advocate. (and yes, I am wearing my tinfoil hat)

Researching things for my truck, I've Google Image searched various Nissan Frontier items and topics. More than once I've had Jen's truck come up, Mine came up once and I've had other member's trucks pop up. So.... add in a plate number and someone who likes the parts on your truck can do a simple plate # search and know what you have in your garage and where said garage is.
Even without the plate, with a full internet history someone can find you. So I guess the answer is to not just hide the plate, but cover the entire vehicle.

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Eh who cares, I mean you're on camera practically everywhere anyhow... plus the cops use these little guys to invade your privacy just a little bit more for good measure, can't have you getting to free now can we.
 

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I don't get it either. I never cover mine when I post photos of my truck. If you want my plate number, well it's public information so go ahead and take it. I wonder if people cover their plates when they park in their driveway...

To each their own though.
 
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