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Activist group Anonymous, or persons using its insignia and name, claim to have taken down the website of the US schools that have made it compulsory for students to wear RFID tags.

Andrea Hernandez, a sophomore student at the John Jay High School's Science and Engineering Academy in San Antonio, last week refused to wear the tags, arguing her rights to privacy and freedom of expression, along with her religious beliefs, meant she did not want to wear the tracking devices.

The Northside Independent School District in the Texan city of San Antonio, which operates John Jay’s High School, has since found its website at www.nsid.net won’t work.

A Twitter account named “@RemainSilentz” https://twitter.com/RemainSilentz, (Profile: “Governments breach ALL privacy laws, put a stop to it, and act fast. Owner of Remain.”) has issued a Tweet stating “DOWN AND OUT - Boom, track my ass like you track children you pervs” and later confirmed what he or she was really saying is that the School District’s site is down.

The site appears to have been restored to working order, but @RemainSilentz then claimed to have taken it down, then let it operate again.

At the time of writing, the site is inaccessible from Vulture South.

RemainSilentz is also claiming a role in the downing of Pakistani domain registrar pknic.net.pk, one of several recent attacks on websites in that country. ®

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