wxboy: FrancoFile: The_Original_Roxtar: buy an rfid blocking wallet."i'm carrying the id... just not in a manner that allows you to scan it whenever you damn well please"what possible benefit could the university gain from this?RTFAThere's a crime wave on campus. Probably a lot of inside jobs. So they are trying to track the movements of employees as well as students. And by putting everything on one card (physical access, ID, meal tickets, parking, etc.) they save in the long run on replacement cards, card readers, servers & SW, etc.So it will be really simple: When you're going to commit a crime, leave your ID in your dorm room or with someone else. Then you'll have "proof" that you weren't involved.
mllawso: Headso: you use the card like a hotel key to get in and out of the buildingsPretty much. The "tracking" feature is limited to "what card was used to unlock the door at what time". But "OMG TRACKING!!!111111" sells more page views. RFID tags have a range of inches -- at best feet./unless you're using specialized equipment, then you're better off using a "tracking" technology that's actually designed to ... track things.
generallyso: Like E-ZPass.
mllawso: /unless you're using specialized equipment, then you're better off using a "tracking" technology that's actually designed to ... track things.
Frederick: So it is known if a person is in a particular building. That is a type of tracking. Although it is rather passive.
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