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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.

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

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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?

Mom arrested for hacking school computers, tweaking her kids' grades

Mom arrested for hacking school computers, tweaking her kids' grades

A US mother is facing charges that she allegedly hacked into her children's school computer, changing their grades, and accessed thousands of the school's personnel files that contained contracts, employee reports and other information.

iPads in the kindergarten? Some tips for better security and safety

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With children as young as five now being told it's mandatory to bring an iPad into the classroom, what can be done to ensure safe and secure surfing?

Students' personal data exposed after USB drive stolen

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A school in Woodbridge, Virginia, held a meeting with parents last night to discuss the loss of a USB flash drive containing personal information about students. Lake Ridge Middle School posted an advisory on its website explaining that the USB Read more…

Eighth grade "hacker" sues school district

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If you were a student and you hacked into your school's computer system you would probably expect there to be some serious repercussions. In my day it could quite possibly have resulted in a swift thwack on the bottom with Read more…