Wednesday, 5 November 2014

It’s a child safety issue

Kids in a school in the UK are being forced to wear ID cards with RFIDs. The head teacher of that school claims it’s a child safety issue. It isn’t, though, it’s about tracking the movements of children for absolutely no justifiable reason at all. We know how this works: the threat of random surveillance changes the way people behave.  That’s not a good thing because it’s only ever used to coerce lots of people to behave in a way a minority thinks they should.  Fuck that noise. Students, if you’re forced to wear RFIDs or other tracking devices, destroy them. If your school has CCTV cameras, learn to confound them. This kind of tracking is not  reasonable.

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