Life without a Fourth Amendment: Fox News: Chinese schools enforce ‘smart uniforms’ with GPS tracking to surveil students by Christopher Carbone:
Ten schools in China have new “intelligent uniforms” that will track students’ whereabouts with embedded computer chips.
The uniforms, which are equipped with GPS devices developed by a local tech firm, are meant to ensure that students don’t skip class. Alarms are set to go off if a student walks out of the school building or falls asleep during a lesson.
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According to ABC, the company posted a public statement saying the uniforms “focus on safety issues” and provide a “smart management method” that benefits students, teachers and parents.
The chips can also reportedly be used as a cashless payment system for snacks bought on school grounds, although parents and the school would see everything a student buys.
In addition, if students try to swap uniforms in order to leave the campus, the system is designed to prevent that: Facial recognition scanners at school gates match the chips with the correct student, reports the Telegraph.