Saturday, March 01, 2014

Ivory Tower is the cutting edge of fascism in America.

State university of Tennessee will require all students and staff to wear remote trackable ID badges at all times on campus.

He [Dr. Curtis Johnson] said the new ID card, with software managed by Stanley Security, would include a color photo, name, ID number and campus classification. On the back of each ID card would be a large magnetically encoded stripe with the wearer’s ID number and additional pertinent data.

“However, we are replacing the key FOB (for students) with ID Cards containing a Proximity Chip, along with a magnetic strip on the rear of the card that provides greater capabilities, such as access control to residence halls, computer labs, athletic events, concerts, digital media labs, Post Office Services, and several other academic locations,” Johnson said.

Why do they need remote trackable ID on every frickin' human body in the place? SAFETY!

“Our primary concern is always to provide a safe and healthy environment for all of our students, employees and visitors,” said Dr. Curtis Johnson, associate vice president for Administration, who is in charge of Emergency Management. “Safety on our campus is priority number one, and with the new policy, we want to ensure that our students, faculty and staff are safe at all times.”

 Yes, in order to make you safe, the authorities must track your every movement 24/7 and watch you every second through chip activated camera systems, and control your passage through the facility with computer controlled doors.

Nobody at this august institution of higher learning and intellectual freedom seems to have a problem with any of it, either. Because deep down they LOVE the idea. Fascists love to control the masses.

No word on how they will react when the Engineering Society hacks the lame-ass security company's encryption and clones those stupid cards for five bucks a piece. The "Proximity Chip" RFID tags in the cards are available on the open market, ten for a dollar. Add a programmer and a laminating press, instant ID card.

If I were a computer science prof in this place, I'd make it a lab unit for first year students to design and build a quick and dirty ID card hack. Extra credit if you capture the university president's ID code.

The Phantom

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