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Schools tag kids with RFID chips

September 16, 2010
World Net Daily
9/15/2010

Stimulus money used for tracking every move inside school building

A California school district is using some $115,000 of federal stimulus money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to have kids wear vests with RFID chips embedded so their every move inside the school complex can be monitored.

A report from TechNewsDaily cites the work of the Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services agency, which already has spent $50,000 setting up the system for a first Head Start site.

“We did some research and we thought this would be a good utilization for the money,” Karen Mitchoff, an agency spokeswoman, told TechNews Daily.

The action has raised some alarms among privacy advocates, but also met a qualified endorsement from a columnist at the RFID Journal.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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