Students Are Rebelling Against Eye-Tracking Exam Surveillance Tools
Invasive test-taking software has become mandatory in many places, and some companies are retaliating against those who speak out.
Janus Rose 🏳️🌈 #BlackTransLivesMatt
NEW: we spoke to students across the country who are being forced to use test-taking tools like Proctorio, which monitor head and eye movements to detect cheating. some are being threatened by the companies for speaking out
Both students and faculty have been organizing movements against this kind of tech, “arguing that universities should explore new forms of assessment rather than subjecting students to surveillance.” ✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿
the surveillance tech being deployed against American students is among the most dystopian things I've ever seen. The specifics are horrifying
Fight for the Future
Proctorio software turns students’ computers into powerful invigilators—webcams monitor eye and head movements, microphones record noise in the room, & algorithms log how often a test taker moves their mouse, scrolls up and down on a page, and pushes keys.
The Tor Project
"We must do better than subjecting our students to surveillance and violations of their privacy."
Peter Boo-nilla 👻🎃
Proctorio, which is a proctoring software company whose product is being forced on students and not a character from a lesser Shakespeare play, doesn't take kindly to being proctored.
Suresh "Thank you Vice President" Ven
This article further fleshes out the concerns I raised in my oped. It also provides a useful template to interpret statements from these companies. A short thread ....1/6
Andrew D Wilson
Set fire to this shit immediately