A Japanese varsity is giving away iPhones to truant students whom, they think, can be tracked through GPS. The university has already signed a deal with Softbank Corp, Japan's only iPhone vendor. The sleek gadgets will be given to the students of Social Informatics.
Although students can still fake if they give the phone to someone in the class, the authority feels that the students won't risk their private data. In a one-of-a-kind contract with the vendor, Softbank Corp is going to sell 550 phones.
It's an irony that Social Informatics "studies the use of internet and computer technology in society" and the students are provided with iPhones to stop truancy!

[Via The New Zealand Herald]

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