This way they know you are in class – or not. They also know which political rallies you may be attending, how often you use the bathroom, how many times you stopped at the fast food place on campus, when you visited the campus mental health clinic… No problems at all with this, of course.
Thanks to high tech we now live in a world of 24 x 7 surveillance. We cannot opt out. Our activity – even going to the bathroom – is now monitored and collected in databases.
The FAA has proposed mandatory, Internet-based tracking of model airplanes flown inside your own home, oblivious to the 4th Amendment and the Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act. So why do it? Because cheap tech means we can, so we do.
We have entered an ugly, frightening time in history where authorities will track each and every one of us. This is not, at first glance, propaganda messaging. But think how this information might be used to intimidate subjects into adopting an agenda? Or threatening to release information about your visits to the mental health or physical health clinic on campus? Or perhaps just accidentally release the data or have it stolen by hackers. (The nation’s 5th largest health care provider sent me in email, unsolicited, the unencrypted 150+ page medical history of one of their patients – pure carelessness on their part leads to information leakage.)
Is the University of Missouri a sick institution? The University is a state run institution – this is the government tracking people in real time.