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As COVID Creeps into Schools, Surveillance Tech Follows

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“You can’t argue with the fact that ‘Yes, a student was six feet away,’ or ‘No, the student wasn’t in contact for 15 or more minutes’ because the data sits there right in front of you.” —Joseph Spiccia, superintendent Wickliffe City School District.

From badges that record students’ every move to air purifiers with ultraviolet “kill chambers,” tracking — and annihilating — the virus in schools becomes tech companies’ pandemic-era pitch.

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