Sep 042018
 
 September 4, 2018  Posted by  Non-U.S., Surveillance, Youth & Schools

Mandy Squires reports:

Australian schools are being asked to trial technology that will allow them to spy on students.

A new company called LoopLearn is hopeful its facial recognition technology and “small, unobtrusive* devices,” which scan the schoolgrounds looking for students, will be used by schools across the country.

The technology is designed to cut out the need for time-consuming roll marking to make sure everyone is in class and ensure students can always be located.

Read more on Herald Sun.

Remember how I responded when chipping/tagging by other firms and districts took place in this country?  As above, companies and districts argued that it would save time and make sure districts got reimbursed for attendance.  And of course, it was for the children’s safety so that they could be located instantly. I didn’t buy the arguments then and I don’t buy them now.

h/t, Joe Cadillic

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