Saturday, June 1, 2013

Big Brother is Watching Your Kids: Florida School District Scans Students' Irises Without Parents' Permission

From:  AlterNet 

Parents are outraged at Polk County School District's privacy violation.

May 31, 2013 - Parents are outraged after learning a Florida school district scanned students’ irises last month without obtaining permission, WFTS-TV reports.
Polk County School District installed eye-scanning cameras on school busses at three locations—an elementary school, middle school and high school. The technology was put in place as part of a pilot security program, but many parents didn’t learn about it until children brought up the scanners at home.
"I thought it was kind of creepy, it's kind of like big brother looking after your kids," Emily Palmer, a Polk County parent, told WFTS.  MORE

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