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post #11 of 19
Hahaha, I like how everyone went for that one line about possibly maybe having an application in schools, maybe, possibly. If you just read the quote in the OP you would know the intended application.

Ugh.
post #12 of 19
The intended application is rarely what things are used for. How many perfectly peaceful inventions have gone on to be used in war and military. Trying not to be political but this in my mind is just another tool for big brother.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tadaen Sylvermane View Post
The intended application is rarely what things are used for. How many perfectly peaceful inventions have gone on to be used in war and military. Trying not to be political but this in my mind is just another tool for big brother.
So what are you doing about it?

Are you prepared for the contingencies that you find the most terrifying? Are you working with others to scrutinize new technologies as they come out? When was the last time you brainstormed and/or developed a way to subvert an emerging technology? If you have done these things, why haven't you made a call to action?

Passively gibbering fatalist alarmism on an internet forum, in itself, is worthless. Adapt. Refuse to adopt. Failing all of that, go off the grid--you're probably not important enough to target as an individual.
    
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I could turn my house into a dead zone...I am interested.
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I was about to say: You can't force a student to put the school's version of Android on their personal phone.

I smelled freedom of speech lawsuit there.
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Wait, so they'd actually force students to install this on their own phones? I don't think so.
Probably enabled by default with the OS and a device in the classroom that sends a WiFi signal to turn it on. The students could just use a custom rom to prevent it from being on their phone like we do with all other draconian limitations.
post #17 of 19
Sounds great for work/government phones.
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So what are you doing about it?

Are you prepared for the contingencies that you find the most terrifying? Are you working with others to scrutinize new technologies as they come out? When was the last time you brainstormed and/or developed a way to subvert an emerging technology? If you have done these things, why haven't you made a call to action?

Passively gibbering fatalist alarmism on an internet forum, in itself, is worthless. Adapt. Refuse to adopt. Failing all of that, go off the grid--you're probably not important enough to target as an individual.
Actually I do, and I've been targeted a few times in the last few years for various things. Don't assume you know someone by a simple forum post. Your response was nothing but a troll and completely irrelevant to the topic at hand.

Last I heard these were news posts where people post opinions on the subject matter... Yes?
Edited by Tadaen Sylvermane - 10/18/11 at 2:33pm
 
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Actually this would be great for public schools where a student is allowed to have a phone for emergencies only, it could restrict everything inside the classroom to incoming only and no net or something. If they get an emergency call or text they can ask to exit the room and follow up.

Kids these days are allowed too much crap like this in schools for emergency purposes but its constantly abused and teachers and faculty have little they can do. So while I disagree for it to be forced for stuff like post secondary education, it has a lot of potential for public schools for younger kids.
This

People are acting so ignorant, oh noes can't use cellphone in class to call or text people!

I'm sure they can figure out a way to block you from sending stuff, and let you still receive stuff. If anything, this will let us be able to use phones more perhaps since they can make a special zones with certain permissions to allow use of phone for school work.

Really though, got to love the mention of it being a possibility that it could be used for this, the article clearly states the main thought that would be helpful with not having constant leaks and stolen data.
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