Skip to comments.Schools’ Tracking Devices Causes Controversy
Posted on 11/26/2012 8:20:53 AM PST by pgkdan
SAN ANTONIO (AP) A San Antonio school districts website was hacked over the weekend to protest its policy requiring students to wear microchip-embedded cards tracking their every move on campus.
A teenager purportedly working with the hacker group Anonymous said in an online statement that he took the site down because the Northside school district is stripping away the privacy of students in your school.
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I'd like a survey done to see how many students would object to that. They'd have to tie chip usage into sports in order to make the teenagers care.
One more reason our last two will never again see the insides of a public school. They have been in a Christian based private for the last years and if that was to not work out for whatever reason homeschooling would be the end result, even if I had to take the private school funds and hire a part-time tutor to help us.
I had three kids go through a small country school (2A) here in Texas up until 2008 (K-12) and after we moved away from the area, for career reasons, I have kept in touch with some folks and read the local paper and I wouldn’t even let my last two attend that school that we were a part of for so long. It has turned into a reflection of the people who have moved their kids there after being “asked” to leave the adjoining larger school districts and the newer teachers hired to replace the older retiring ones. It is a shame.
Same thing happening at the state and national level in our culture, why do people leave a place they were unhappy with only to try and make the new place like where they just left? STAY THERE!
This discussion would occur when they are 5, upon entry into the school system. They would be chipped *under the skin*, and the kids would likely never know the truth. Until they were old enough to find out for themselves.
I read a story this weekend about the kids paying for meals with palm scanning technology. Easy to see where all this is leading. Unbelievable.
Oh, that’s different.
I wonder if that would cause any substantial percentage of parents to choose private education. Nothing has so far.
The idea is to get people accustomed to the benefit (free education), and then to attach all these riders. I expect to see more trial balloons like this in the name of ‘safety’ and ‘security’.
Full disclosure - I am a private school teacher.
Then they could implant just the legal resident kids, and the illegals wouldn’t be allowed in the schools.
That has certainly happened.
I expect to see more trial balloons like this in the name of safety and security.
An RFID chip is basically a transponder that receives an RF signal on one frequency, converts it to dc and charges a capacitor. The capacitor is the power supply for a low power transmitter on a second frequency which responds to the inquiry pulse with a return pulse consisting of a serial number when the capacitor becomes fully charged.
This should tell you several things. Location is determined by having "readers" at fixed points, as students pass close to a reader their response codes are received and recorded. If you try to "increase range" by using a more powerful inquiry pulse you will trigger all chips at the same time and since all chips respond on the same frequency you generate a lot of noise and no information as to location.
The system can be defeated by wrapping the chip in aluminum foil when passing through a reader. If you exposed the chip to a high power pulse you may overload the capacitor power supply and render the chip silent with no visible change. A group of students with different schedules could swap cards randomly to generate bogus data. A card based system usually has a square loop of foil visible which serves as the "antenna", use a razor blade to sever the loop and the card is dead. A talented teen (forger of fake IDs) could make a facsimile of the ID w/out the chip for his friends. There are many ways for a "Good Soldier Schweik" to gum up the smooth working gears of a proto-socialistic state.
Notice that the RFID chip responds with a number stored in read only memory, not GPS coordinates. Such devices exist but are much larger than the "grain of rice" sized RFID chip, about the size of a wrist watch and they require batteries for power because they "talk back" using cell phone technology. These GPS based systems are what you want/need in cases of child snatching.
“Saving Private Ryan”
German soldier stabs Private Mellish to death in the knife fight in the building next to the bridge fight scene. As he does, he says:
“Give up, you don’t stand a chance! Let’s end this here! It will be easier for you, much easier. You’ll see it will be over quickly.”
Obviously the Northside ISD has way too much money and too many employees. Time to prune the tree.
“Its about what makes school systems tick these days - money.”
Very true, but the Constitutional Rights of the students get trampled in the process. I guess you can look at virtually every problem we face today in the world, and the solution is being hampered by someone or some group’s making a buck!
Well, Hells Bells, why even have schools? Women should be forced into birthing camps, give birth, then their kids stored in prison like camps for school until 18, all safe and sound to be sodomized by the teachers, but at least we’ll know where they are.
The problem is that if you pull your kids out of the school you get a whole bunch of grief from the school. They don’t take kindly to the dollars they receive from your kid not being there.
Glad I don’t have kids in school today.
“Glad I dont have kids in school today.”
Me too, but I do fear for my grandchildren. The whole education system is at the bottom of our country’s problems. The rotten professors have begotten rotten teachers who, in turn, have infected our most precious asset. Made them dependent rather than independent, and left out the most important pieces of becoming educated. A republic cannot survive long when it’s voters are stupid, and I am afraid we’re there.
Here in California, our toll bridges and some “not free anymore” freeways utilize this technology. Unfortunately, now that it’s implemented, they want to use it to “track your movements” ( of course it’s in the name of using the data to “improve” traffic flow and build infrastructure). We don’t know outside of the places where they are required to exact tolls, where they are being read, but at least they are now including an anti-stat bag which they claim keeps them from reading the thing without your knowledge. What is really interesting is when the transponders crap out, they don’t notify you, they just process their camera data and make sure that your license place is on the list.
Sadly I think you are correct. I interact with some kids here in the community and it is sad how little they know of government and how it is supposed to work. They obviously are not taught civics.
It is insanely easy to monkey wrench this, and it should be done in parallel to the legal challenges.