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The NFL Gets Datafied -- 5 Impacts You Haven't Thought Of

David Giannetto | Posted 11.18.2014 | Sports
David Giannetto

Some of the effects of this on the NFL will be obvious: players can improve their performance, coaches will change game plans, owners will sell new products and services, and fanatical fans will be more engaged. But these just scratch the surface.

Is High-tech Surveillance in Schools a Security Need or a Money Scam?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 02.03.2013 | Education
John W. Whitehead

Without strong safeguards for privacy now, it will not be long before these technologies -- sold to us as being for our good and aimed at making our lives safer, easier and more efficient -- will come to dominate every aspect of our lives.

Are America's Schools Breeding Grounds for Compliant Citizens?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 12.19.2012 | Education
John W. Whitehead

Once looked to as the starting place for imparting principles of freedom and democracy to future generations, America's classrooms are becoming little more than breeding grounds for compliant citizens.

Texas School To Students: Wear Tracking ID Or 'There Will Be Consequences'

Posted 12.08.2012 | Education

Weeks after Northside Independent School District in San Antonio rolled out its new "smart" IDs that tracks students' geographic locations, the commun...

9 Ways To Make Yourself Disappear

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 09.18.2012 | Technology

We live in a world where infrared cameras can scan for drunks and the Federal Bureau of Investigation is sinking $1 billion into a new facial recognit...

Michael McAuliff

Tommy Thompson Wanted To Implant Data Chips In Humans | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "Tracking" in politics usually refers to poll numbers. But for prospective Wisconsin Senate candidate Tommy Thompson, it had another, mo...

The National Biometric ID Card: The Mark of the Beast?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

When all is said and done, the adoption of a national biometric ID card serves one purpose only: to provide the government with the ultimate control over the American people.

Bikes With RFID: Stopping Theft With Technology

Treehugger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Bike theft is a huge bummer and a always-growing problem in cities where bicycles are used more and more for daily transport. Amsterdam has always had...