Aug 072014
 August 7, 2014  Posted by  Online, Surveillance, U.S., Youth & Schools

Diane Cho reports:

Washington County public school officials announced that, with the start of the new school year in just two weeks, they will be using new software to monitor students’ social media posts.

The county will be one of only four school districts in the nation to enlist a new software program called Social Sentinel that tracks social media accounts for certain keywords.

To those that question the legality of such monitoring in the face of privacy rights, school officials said the software uses “geofencing” protocol to only track posts that are made while the student is on school property.

Read more on WJLA.

Thanks to Joe Cadillic for this link.

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