Biometrics gain more inroads into the public school system

As another school year begins, many districts are seeing a push towards the use of biometrics to track students throughout their school day. Despite the fact that these systems can easily be thwarted, school administrations believe that biometric tracking will only be a benefit to the school district and not invasions of privacy. Moss Bluff […]

San Antonio, Texas students to be tracked via RFID in their IDs

Yet another school has jumped on the RFID tracking of their students. This time the Northside Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas plans to track their students via RFID chips placed in their student IDs. It will begin trials at two schools and, if administrators like it, all 100,000 students will be required to […]

New RFID in cell phones aims to get access to your social networks

There are several new phones coming out next year that will have RFID stickers on them, enabling you to pay for your purchases with just a swipe of your cell phone. It all sounds convenient until you learn that retailers want access to your cellphones and social networks for marketing purposes. When users pay for […]

Do we want the next generation to grow up comfortable with being tracked?

In the past year, there has been an expedited push to force many people to accept biometrics as normal tracking tools for everyday life. Online, we often read of new tools capable of tracking our every move so that our behavior can be tracked, targeted, and sold to advertisers. Several groups and individuals, however, have […]

Northern Arizona University to tag its students

Northern Arizona University are set to start using RFID tags to monitor the attendance of its students. Students are protesting the use of RFID tags, which are embedded in their student IDs. A university spokesman told Government Technology magazine that the intent is to encourage professors to incorporate attendance into grading systems. More frequent attendance […]

How many more times do we need to shoot down REAL-ID

At least one more time. Provisions for a national ID card are included in the new Democratic Immigration bill. Not satisfied that we fought against REAL-ID as the answer to terrorism, it’s now being pushed as an answer to illegal immigration. The proposal is called the Real Enforcement with Practical Answers for Immigration Reform (REPAIR) […]