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Texas student appeals court order to wear "Mark of the Beast" RFID tracking badge

Texas student appeals court order to wear "Mark of the Beast" RFID tracking badge

Andrea Hernandez on Tuesday was ordered to wear an RFID tracking badge that she claims bears the "mark of the beast", but by Friday she had turned the case right back around, asking a federal appeals court to overturn the order to either wear a chip-less badge or change schools.

US school tries to suspend student for refusing to wear RFID tracking badge

US school tries to suspend student for refusing to wear RFID tracking badge

The Texas high school has been temporarily blocked from suspending the student, who objects to the mandatory tracking IDs on reasons having to do with privacy and religion.

Monday review: the hot 22 stories of the week

Monday review: the hot 26 stories of last week

In case you missed any recent stories, here's everything we wrote in the last seven days.

US schools track teens by putting chips into students' ID cards

Surveillance_250: Texas schools putting tracking chips into students' ID cards

Some parents call it an invasion of privacy akin to tracking cattle, and a coalition of privacy and civil liberties organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union has called for a moratorium on the technology. What do you think?

BSides Austin - Security tools for the cloud, password storage, GoogleTV hacks, card key hacking and how to get ahead in IT

BSides Austin - In the clouds

There were lots of fantastic presentations at BSides Austin last week, here are a few of our favorites.

Scaremongering scientist claims to have infected himself with computer virus

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A British scientist at the University of Reading is claiming to be the first human to be "infected with a computer virus". According to a report on BBC News, Dr Mark Gasson, a senior research fellow working at the university's Read more…