RFID for Kids Still Controversial

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Reactions are mixed to a California school's decision to require students to wear RFID-enabled radio tags that will allow their location and activies to be tracked throughout the campus. Some parents see the tags as a serious invasion of their children's privacy, likening it to retail inventory tracking (another common use for RFID), or the inevitable Orwell classic 1984 (which people call sci-fi, but there were like no lasers at all, seriously). Some parents, of course, think that the tags will help to protect their children, either from kidnapping or skipping school, or to protect lockers from vandalism (apparently a problem at this particular school).

Parents protest radio ID tags for students [CNN]
School RFID Plan Gets an F [WiredNews]


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