f its own: Forbes describes it as "a unique identifier number that functions like a long, unguessable password."
Hackers like Graafstra have programmed smartphones, computers and even car locks to recognize the signal given off by their implanted chips.…
ces students to the concept of the Internet of Things
The Internet of Things is the idea that items not commonly thought of as computers will be able to record and transmit data in an "Internet Like" fashion.
Items may not use the standard TCP/IP stack to communicate. They may use RFID, NFC, Bluetooth or some other wireless communication technology.
Items will record data using Input devices such as Accelerometers, Thermometers, GPS units or Other ways besides Keyboards and Mice.
Power for devices can come from long lasting batteries that can last for a year or more, or from sources such as a persons body motion.
Information from a device may be sent to another device that is connected to a TCP/IP Network and transmitted to the Internet from there.…
online activities, activities that violate the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The law, originally adopted in 1998, requires Web sites aimed at kids to get parental consent befoSre gathering information about those users who are under 13 years. Many companies, including a Disney subsidiary, have violated it. Corporate marketing interests, most notably Facebook, are fighting proposed revisions to COPPA.
A second front in the tracking of young people has gotten far less attention. Schools across the country are adopting a variety of different tools to monitor students both in school and outside school. Among these tools are RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags embedded in school ID cards, GPS tracking software in computers, and even CCTV video camera systems. According to school authorities, these tools are being adopted not to simply increase security, but to prevent truancy, cut down on theft and even improve students' eating habits."* Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian break down the idea of tagging and tracking children.…
TPS was created in 2011, in time for our first 9/11 Truth Marathon. Many thanks to Jim and SkyBlueEyes for helping with the background design and layout and Sky, BP, IC Freedom and others for all the hours spent in the Conference room for our Popcorn & Movie Topic Nights.