The pandemic showed remote proctoring to be worse than useless

EFF’s remote proctoring graphic: two young students flank a person in gown and mortarboard; they respectively hold a book and a tablet, and dotted lines join those items to a giant floating eyeball hovering over a columnated building on the horizon.

Before covid, “remote proctoring” tools were a niche product, invasive tools that spied on students who needed to take high-stakes tests but couldn’t get to campus or a satellite test-taking room. But the lockdown meant that all students found themselves in this position.

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