Another Incredible Waste Of Money By The Most Incompetent Organization Ever!

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  1. HS Cult Leader

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    Program halted after LA students breach school iPads' security in a week[/h] Published September 25, 2013
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    LOS ANGELES – It took just a week for nearly 300 students who got iPads from their Los Angeles high school to figure out how to alter the security settings so they could surf the Web and access social media sites.

    The breach at Roosevelt High and two other LA schools has prompted Los Angeles Unified School District officials to halt a $1 billion program aimed at putting the devices in the hands of every student in the nation's second-largest school system, the Los Angeles Times reported. The district also has banned home use of the iPads until further notice as officials look for ways to make sure students use the devices for school work only.

    The actions come as school officials nationwide grapple with security measures for iPads and other devices as they introduce them to tech-savvy students.
    "I'm guessing this is just a sample of what will likely occur on other campuses once this hits Twitter, YouTube or other social media sites explaining to our students how to breach or compromise the security of these devices," School District Police Chief Steven Zipperman wrote in a confidential memo to senior staff obtained by the Times. "I want to prevent a `runaway train' scenario when we may have the ability to put a hold on the rollout."
    Roosevelt was among the first schools to distribute iPads as part of the district rollout. Its students initially were allowed to take home the Apple tablets, and they learned they could easily delete their personal profile information, giving them greater access to the iPads' capabilities.
    Westchester High and the Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences in Granada Hills also reported the problem, though in smaller numbers.
    Roosevelt students began to tinker with the security software on the devices after "they took them home and they can't do anything with them," Alfredo Garcia, a senior at the school, told the Times.
    Before long, students were on the Internet, sending tweets, socializing on Facebook and streaming music through Pandora, students told the newspaper.
    The district said in a statement Wednesday that steps have been taken "to ensure it has 100 percent control over what is accessible" on the devices.
    Potential precautions include permanently barring home use of the tablets and strengthening the security software that limits how the devices are used.
    Zipperman suggested in the memo to senior staff that the district might want to delay distribution of the iPads.
    When the technology breaches came to light Tuesday, Superintendent John Deasy "ordered a moratorium on allowing tablets to leave campus until the problem has been resolved," the district statement said.
     
  2. jake206

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    Remember this the next time you vote for technology bonds at local schools.
     
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    Didn't they build their new $1 billion administration building and model school on top of a methane deposit?
     
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    Gives you card blanche to shit your pants; nobody would smell anything different anyway.
     
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    We're teaching kids how to be techno-addicts now? Absolutely insane.
     
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    They sure did. Los Angeles is the epitome of wasting taxpayer money, especially anything that has to do with LAUSD. John & Ken will have fun with this I'm sure.
     
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    Heh those guys are still on the air? Stopped listening around the time Ken got caught with that dude in a parked car but that wasn't the reason for my sudden lack of interest.
     
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    Most graduates of high school can barely write anything readable with a pencil
     
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    LAUSD had a bit of a stumble with these iPads.
     
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    *carte
     
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    if you add up the crime, the cost of police, the cost of the courts, the cost of the county jails, the prisons, the countless social programs, the free health care, welfare, food stamps, the free cell phones, and a dozen things I'm missing, you understand why we are 17 trillion dollars in debt.
    Now get out there and celebrate diversity like your told to do. and never bring up the above- ever.
     
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    have you had enough yet?
     
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    This is the school's fault for implementing web filtering at the iPad level. Maybe they should have hired pros to do it and not the janitor's kid?
     
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    it's not real money so it's ok.
     
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    Should have given them Surface tablets. You can enable enterprise class security on them.
     
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    Yes then the kids will be ashamed to admit the have the surfaces
     
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    save the whales........................................ shoot the seals


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    The fuck do these little cunts need iPads for, anyway? Not one faggot with an iPad does anything constructive with them. They're just for playing games from what I can tell.
     
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    There's a class in my kids school that uses a mem stick to access the system. They hid a copy of halo on there the first year and the kids have been playing it ever since in class :jj:
     
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    I thought you were going to announce SiriusXM had given Stern another contract.