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Colleges are turning students’ phones into surveillance machines, tracking the locations of hundreds of thousands

“They want those points,” he said. “They know I’m watching and acting on it. So, behaviorally, they change.” Short-range phone sensors and campuswide WiFi networks are empowering colleges across the United States to track hundreds of thousands of students more precisely than ever before. Dozens of schools now use such technology to monitor students’ academic […]

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The Best Unlocked Phones for 2019

What’s the Difference Between Locked and Unlocked Smartphones? In the US, many phones are sold locked to a wireless carrier—either through a software lock that prevents you from using the phone on other carriers, through a payment plan that doesn’t permit you to leave that carrier, or through hardware frequency restrictions that exclude other carriers’ […]