By Meredith Farkas | November 17, 2004
Cutting class — almost a right of passage in high school — is no longer an option for Houston area students. According to the NY Times, children in Houston area schools are being equipped with RFID tags that monitor their movements. While this particular project was designed for benign purposes (to prevent kidnappings), it isn’t difficult to imagine RFID technology being used to invade the privacy of all children and adults. For more on this very slippery slope, visit the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s RFID page.
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