In a controversial move that could make taking attendance a thing of the past, some U.K. schools are using cutting-edge cameras to scan students’ faces as they enter school, reports the Daily Mail. The face-recognition technology makes sure they have turned up, records whether they were on time or late, and keeps an accurate roll call. It also can deliver messages to pupils as they sign in. Ten schools have started using the system, which is likely to be introduced elsewhere if considered a success. But privacy campaigners reacted angrily yesterday, warning that the technology was another “encroachment on civil...

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