New York taxi drivers protest proposal to install GPS in vehicles

NYC cab drivers are rallying against the Taxi and Limousine Commission’s plan to outfit cabs with Gloabl Positioning Satellite systems, claiming that it violates their right to privacy. In an article in AM New York, the head of the New York Taxi Worker’s Alliance is quoted as saying “It’s easier for them since 9/11 and the war [in Iraq] to pass a tracking technology for the purpose of surveillance on a workforce of color, where you have a lot of Muslims.”

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