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(National Review)   Tennessee State University will be implanting chips in students in order to track their whereabouts. Just kidding...they just have to wear ID badges that can track them at all times. Failure to wear badge results in disciplinary action   (nationalreview.com) divider line 19
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2014-03-01 11:48:51 AM  
5 votes:
i see a spike of purchases of rfid blocking wallets coming


/also, don't tell anyone that you could already track probably 75% of the people on campus by their phones
2014-03-01 02:05:27 PM  
4 votes:

wxboy: 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.


"Lose" your card so you can get a new one.
Microwave the "lost" card for 3 seconds thus burning out the rfid chip.
Leave the replacement card in you room and wear the "lost" card when doing evil.
2014-03-01 11:03:40 AM  
4 votes:
Funny how a college in a state full of fundies is implementing the Mark of the Beast (even if it's in RFID card form).
2014-03-01 02:07:13 PM  
2 votes:
Because I'm not into apocalypse porn, I won't click on an NRO link. Googling "Tennessee State University RFID" brings up the NRO article, a bunch of people reporting on the NRO article, and not much else. Near the bottom of my first page of results was this blog post saying "ZOMG WTF RFID BENGHAZIIIII... oh, wait, retracted because this is basically nothing."

They want employees to wear their IDs in visible form, which is basically SOP at lots of workplaces anyway. They want students to display their IDs, too, which will happen approximately never. (If we could make college students wear badges, we could make them read books and not drink themselves to death.) The technology could be used to track you in an extremely half-assed way, if you made a point of rubbing your card up against the sensors whether or not the door was locked. But this has almost no inherent surveillance advantages over a campus rent-a-cop with a notepad and pencil. (Press release.)

Is it completely unnecessary and undertaken with faintly dickish fantasies dancing in some administrator's head? Yeah, probably. But it's still nothing in the grand scheme of things, which is probably why NRO is all over it.
2014-03-01 01:58:52 PM  
2 votes:

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?

RTFA
There'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.
2014-03-01 01:56:36 PM  
2 votes:
In related news, TSU has now been renamed OSU(Orwellian State University)....
2014-03-01 01:56:00 PM  
2 votes:

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?


RTFA
There'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.
2014-03-01 01:51:53 PM  
2 votes:
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?
2014-03-01 01:50:08 PM  
2 votes:

xanadian: Funny how a college in a state full of fundies is implementing the Mark of the Beast (even if it's in RFID card form).


It's ok when they do it.
2014-03-01 11:59:33 AM  
2 votes:
So, just like a job.
2014-03-01 10:56:55 AM  
2 votes:
you have ten seconds to comply
2014-03-01 04:12:28 PM  
1 votes:
www.cultofvhs.com
2014-03-01 03:11:37 PM  
1 votes:

aerojockey: The only thing that's changed is the requirement to present.


I seriously doubt even that's a change. Somewhere in the fine print there's always a rule saying that if you have an ID, you have to show it on demand. They had that on my college ID 20 years ago, and I was never asked to show it except when I was signing out one of the pool tables.

What we do know is that everyone's supposed to wear them now, which will get compliance so low among students that hipsters will start wearing them just because other people aren't.
2014-03-01 02:13:26 PM  
1 votes:
Just getting them used to the idea.
2014-03-01 02:05:49 PM  
1 votes:
It tracks your movement in and out of buildings I assume because you use the card like a hotel key to get in and out of the buildings, by the headline I'm thinking it's tracking your every movement, the NRO article is actually less alarmist than your headline subs, that should be one of those moments that makes you reflect on the path  you've chosen in life.
2014-03-01 02:03:47 PM  
1 votes:
Or just install more cameras. That works too.
2014-03-01 02:03:40 PM  
1 votes:

xanadian: Funny how a college in a state full of fundies is implementing the Mark of the Beast (even if it's in RFID card form).


TSU is a historically black college not a fundy den.
2014-03-01 12:03:54 PM  
1 votes:
Next semester's hot fashion accessory will the Faraday Pouch.
2014-03-01 11:54:48 AM  
1 votes:

xanadian: Funny how a college in a state full of fundies is implementing the Mark of the Beast (even if it's in RFID card form).


That was my first thought - I'm honestly shocked that the students haven't absolutely lost their shiat over the Mark of the Beast angle.  Whether sincerely or just as smart-asses looking for an angle - that would play well in Tennessee.
 
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