‘Unfair surveillance’? Online exam software sparks global student revolt

A woman wearing a protective face mask and a face shield holds social distancing as a measure to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) before taking the entrance exam for Mexico's National Autonomous University in the stands of University Olympic Stadium in Mexico City, Mexico. — Reuters

When US law student Areeb Khan tried to sign into the online portal to take his practice bar exam, he was met with a strange message: “Due to poor lighting we are unable to identify your face.”

Additional lighting did not solve the issue. The 27-year-old even tried to sign in from the brightest room in his New York apartment – the bathroom.

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