Northern Arizona State University has decided to implement a policy to implant RFID tags in student IDs so that they can track the movements of their students.
Not to worry, though–the students have taken to complaining about it on Facebook!
Yes, the same Facebook that has evolved to offer virtually no privacy protection at all unless you’re very, very careful.
A better idea for the RFID ID cards is simply to make them useless. Surely there are some students out there willing to collect a 100 or so IDs for a day and have some fun with them. Tie them to dogs, walk in and out of every classroom with them, whatever.
And, you know, a good old fashioned protest–like one where folks just dropped their cards and burned them–wouldn’t be that bad, either.
Ah, who am I kidding? Tweet away, students! I’m sure the administration is listening.
That is, if they’ve figured out how to use Twitter yet.