City Council, Government, Social Commentary, Tupelo Schools

Police State

According to recently released research from the Center for Democracy and Technology, 86% of teachers polled said their schools provided electronic learning devices — such as tablets, laptops, and Chromebooks — for students to use at home at nearly double the rate when compared year over year.

Many of those devices, however, were reportedly being used to monitor students — even going as far as to “[comb] through private chats, emails, and documents” — in order to protect them from harassment and suicidal ideations.

The research noted that more than 80% of teachers surveyed admitted that their schools used such surveillance software on those student devices.

 

Under no circumstances should Government spy without a warrant. This type of activity will now be practiced by private organizations to use data about you to profit without paying you.  Stealing has become accepted and OK behavior.