University of Missouri Starts Tracking Students via SpotterEDU

The University of Missouri has started tracking its students via the app called SpotterEDU, reported The Activist Post. The story says that it is mandatory for students to install the app if their teacher decides so.

Individual professors will choose whether or not to use the app. If they choose to use it, students in those classes will be unable to opt-out and, therefore, forced to install the software on their mobile phones.

The story calls this measure “Orwellian” for imposing the use of a tracking app on students in an educational institution. The app description is said to clarify that it does not track students after their class. But skeptics don’t seem to buy this assurance and maintain deep concerns regarding individual privacy.

Last month, Tim Pool offered commentary critical of the educational institutions’ decision to use make students this app.

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