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How schools are using kids’ phones to track and surveil them

Teachers often lament that phones can be a distraction in classrooms. Some governments have even banned phones outright in schools. But a few school administrations see phones in schools as a benefit because they can help keep track of students more efficiently.

At least 10 schools across the US have installed radio frequency scanners, which pick up on the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals from students’ phones and track them with accuracy down to about one meter (just over three feet), said Nadir Ali, CEO of indoor data tracking company Inpixon. 

Full article here: https://www.cnet.com/news/how-schools-are-using-kids-phones-to-track-and-surveil-them/

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