LA officers might delay faculty iPad rollout after college students hack them in every week
Only a week after it started the primary part of placing iPads within the arms of all 640,000 college students within the area, the Los Angeles faculty district already has a battle on its arms. In a matter of days, 300 youngsters at Theodore Roosevelt Excessive Faculty managed to work round protecting measures positioned on the Apple tablets, giving them full entry to options — together with Fb, Twitter and different apps — that ought to in any other case have been blocked.
College students bypassed the safety lock on the gadget by deleting a private profile preloaded within the settings — a easy trick that has the varsity district police chief recommending the board restrict the $1 billion rollout (together with hardware and different associated bills) earlier than it turns right into a “runaway practice state of affairs.” For now, officers have banned residence use of the iPads whereas they assess methods to raised prohibit entry — they might have gotten away with it, too, if it wasn’t for these meddling youngsters.
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