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Don’t Tweet Pictures of Standardized Tests, Even If Your Essay Answer is ‘YOLO :)’

(Photo: KENS5)

Goofing off on standardized tests can be a high school rite of passage, but we don’t recommend publicizing photos of your test answers unless you want to end up in the principal’s office. Kyron Birdine, a junior at a high school in Arlington, Texas learned this the hard way when he tweeted a photo of his essay for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR). Read More

New Drone City

The Lone Star State Has No Need for These Picture-Taking, Privacy-Invading Drones

No photos, please. (Photo: flickr.com/adactio

The drone invasion is practically upon us: The FAA is authorizing various police departments to fly unmanned aerial vehicles; Chris Anderson left Wired to focus on his drone hobbyist startup. But it seems some folks are none too keen on the idea of eyes in the sky surveying their yards, and you will probably not be too surprised to learn some of those opponents live in Texas.

Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be drone-operating snoops. Read More