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Controversial Move by UK School Fingerprints Kids in Lunch Line to Monitor Their Diets


Redhill School in Stourbridge, England, plans to use electronic fingerprinting to identify students in the lunch queue in an effort to reduce long waiting lines. Pitched as a cashless system that will save parents having to send lunch money every day, the system has the secondary use of monitoring students’ diets by recording their food choices. While some have expressed concerns about students’ civil liberties and the possible retention of data–denied by the school–where is the limit of privacy for students who share so much personal information freely on social media? Read on to take our poll on the issue.

Inhabitat is Reporting LIVE From the People’s Climate March!

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The biggest climate march in history is finally here–and Inhabitat is on the ground reporting live on today’s momentous event! Starting at 11:30AM EST, as many as 100,000 people–including UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon–are expected to mobilize in New York City for the People’s Climate March, a five-hour climate change protest that will kick off next week’s United Nation’s Climate Summit as well as Climate Week NYC. With over 1,000 organizations represented, the march will cover two miles of midtown Manhattan starting in Central Park West and will be organized in themed sections. With less than two hours to go, stay tuned here for live updates on how People’s Climate March is making history!