Tag Archives: protest

‘You can’t be writing about that’

A video by We Are Change (WAC) Texas Hill Country protesting about John Jay High School’s use of RFID real-time tracking students and expulsion of Andrea Hernandez.

Yet another defiant move by the school to quash dissention about the RFID scheme saw another student suspended for 3 days for attempting to publish an article about John Jay High School’s RFID tracking scheme.

Wise words spoken by WAC at the end of the clip:
“This is a civil rights, a privacy, a religious, a health issue.  It must not be ignored.  You really need to do the research on the health effects and the unconstitutionally of this.
We know that this is a fight and a fight we must fight now.”     (Video link broken)

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‘Anonymous’ takes down Texan RFID-tracking school

This from the Register – http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/27/annymous_takes_down_northside_independent_school_district_as_revenge_for_rfid_tracking/

“Activist group Anonymous, or persons using its insignia and name, claim to have taken down the website of the US schools that have made it compulsory for students to wear RFID tags.”

Recent media

Fox News discussion from October 16th – “RFID chips lets schools track Texas Students”
http://video.foxnews.com/v/1904395539001/

Fox News from October 15th – ” Contoversy over schools tracking students with RFID chips”
Does truancy programme violate privacy?
http://video.foxnews.com/v/1902421989001/controversy-over-schools-tracking-students-with-rfid-chips/?playlist_id=164000

TYT Network from October 13th – “Big Brother: RFID Chips Track Kids’ Truancy, Eating Habits”

NCB article from October 14th – “School ID badges track students”
http://nbcnews.to/PjikSK

Russia Today, October 10th – “Texas schools punish students who refuse to be tracked with microchips”
http://rt.com/usa/news/texas-school-id-hernandez-033/

“We don’t think kids in schools should be treated like cattle”

From fellow blogger Lucas 2012 Info – “We don’t think kids in schools should be treated like cattle,” Marc Rotenberg, the executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, said in a telephone interview. “We generally don’t like it. My take on RFID is it’s fine for products, but not so much for people. That’s one of the places where the lines need to be drawn. ”

The introduction of RFID chips in some Texas high schools has caused controvisy and debate.  The students are against it and are opposing the intrusive nature of this technology.

Uploaded by WearechangeTHC (Texas Hill County)