The 404 Media Podcast

The Shaky Science of License Plate Readers

March 27, 2024

A jam packed episode this week. First, Jason explains how a 'study' that says surveillance company Flock is “instrumental in solving 10 percent of reported crime in the US” is heavily flawed. He got a bunch of internal emails and spoke to those involved. After the break, Sam and Emanuel tell us how people are being pushed to far sketchier parts of the web after Pornhub pulled out of Texas. Then in the subscribers-only section, Jason and Joseph detail how they dug into the new owners of Deadspin, and what that all means for the wider media industry. Let’s Talk About the Flock Study That Says It Solves Crime Age Verification Laws Drag Us Back to the Dark Ages of the Internet Deadspin Is Becoming a Gambling Referral Site Subscribe at for access to bonus content. Hosted on Acast. See for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.