Los Angeles iPads unlocked as students find security workaround
- The Los Angeles Unified School District iPad deployment, the largest in the nation so far, hit a bump in the road this week as around 300 Roosevelt High School students hacked the devices' security to surf the Web.
- The Tuesday revelation raised questions regarding the preparations for the rollout, as students merely had to delete their personal profile to undo the security lock that blocked sites like Facebook and YouTube.
- Potential solutions include one that would restrict access to Pearson course materials when the tablets are taken home, as well as the installation of a new security application.
District officials have suspended home iPad use for now, and a fix from Apple may not be available until December. Still, administrators probably should have expected something like this to happen sooner or later, as kids have a tendency to surprise you with their ingenuity.
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