Saturday, October 22, 2005

Big brother at the POS: Tracking your kid's school cafeteria meals

A central Ohio school board received a series of presentations for replacing the check-out systems at school cafeterias. Usually not newsworthy, but some of the proposed systems include the ability to alert kids that their meals contain ingredients to which they are allergic and a function to report back to parents what their kids are eating. There is also a "privacy protection" feature being advertised: the system will make harder for kids to tell which student is getting a subsidised or free meal.

Interesting: School eyes lunch systems to protect privacy, track eating.

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