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(CNN)   California school district hires firm to monitor middle & high school students' social media posts   ( divider line
    More: Scary, California, high schools, school districts, Chris Frydrych, Hermosa Beach, Studebaker, truancy, consumer rights  
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2013-09-14 11:55:47 AM  
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Peepeye: Barfmaker: This is something you can get paid to do? Because it's kinda brilliant...

Oh, and Orwell something something fear terrible privacy unfair.

I think that sounds like a horrible job. I would only last a week, tops.

After the 100th tweet about Justin Bieber or One Direction, I'd probably be looking for a window to jump out of.
2013-09-14 09:25:45 PM  
2 votes:
Little Bobby Tables is going to have a LOT of social media activity
2013-09-14 03:27:18 PM  
1 vote:

freedumb: Kahabut: How I feel about this comes down to three things.
1)What happens when your profile is private?

2) To what degree are they storing this information, and for how long?

3) Are the administrators going to use it to harass kids that are not breaking any school rules at school?

I've always thought it would be a great and evil enterprise to download and store people's social media (Facebook, YouTube, twitter - whatever's public) and then hold on to it until those people become professionals and sell it to companies who want to vett those professionals or to the individuals themselves to be done with what they wish. Would also work great for political candidates.

You and me need to talk.  I've got some spare server hardware, know anyone that codes well?
2013-09-14 03:08:46 PM  
1 vote:
I understand that the kid in question had regular fantasies about using a gun to kill multiple people while his family groveled on the floor.

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2013-09-14 01:09:22 PM  
1 vote:
Isn't the NSA already doing this?

It's probably the same company double billing for the work.
2013-09-14 11:56:33 AM  
1 vote:
In another recent incident, a student posted a photo of what appeared to be a gun, and a subsequent inquiry determined the gun was fake, Sheehan said.
 Still, school administrators spoke with the parents of the student, who wasn't disciplined, the superintendent said.
"We had to educate the student on the dangers" of posting such photos, Sheehan said. "He was a good kid. ... It had a good ending."

That's right. You heard right. Tax dollars in this school district are being spent to educate youngsters on the dangers of posting pictures of fake guns on Facebook.

Those dangers, of course, being that they may end up having to deal with hysterical adults who think that pictures of fake guns are somehow dangerous.

Well, to be fair, I don't really know. Maybe they are. Maybe they could put someone's eye out. I mean, this recent incident had "a good ending," but the next one... who knows what could happen?
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