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No duh RFID isn't the same as GPS...if it was GPS there'd be no issue. GPS would be pointless for a school. Utilizing RFID is an issue however. This tech can do things from monitor your heart beats, to give out your name, via transmitting radio waves. If you feel comfortable having your child wear technology with such capabilities...to each his own I suppose, but that is a massive difference than a human with pen and paper.
RFID is really no different from a security card. In fact, most security cards these days USE rfid. And no, it can't read your heartbeat. It can transmit your medical stats if you have SOME OTHER electronics implanted in you which is connected to an RFID transmitter.
The problem with this story is there's no information on WHY the judge made the ruling, or even what the ruling actually was. Based on what I see here, it could be that the university wants students to carry ID badges or ID cards when on campus, and it might be to track their use of resources or it might be to only let authorized people into the pool. Or it might admittedly be for some truly moronic reason.
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