Last year two San Antonio high schools compelled all students to carry i.d. cards with computer chips inside that allowed authorities to monitor their location. Today, the school district announced that they have dropped the program. This initiative had sparked widespread protests from parents and civil rights groups who considered this an invasion of the rights of the students. In light of the recent NSA eavesdropping revelations, one might wonder where the data on students might have finished up. Anyway, this is one surveillance state story with a happy ending for now. Read more at:
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James Kilgore is an activist , writer and educator based in Urbana, Illinois. He is a Soros Justice Fellow for 2017-18. His project, Challenging E-Carceration, focuses on electronic monitoring in the criminal legal system.