Vending machines causes scare

Joseph Espiritu

A decade deep into the new millennia, technological advancements have more or less grown into a norm. But as digital devices keep shrinking in size, an increasing trend in maintaining privacy has come to meet it.

Faculty members recently complained of a ‘recording’ device fitted into campus vending machines.

‘There were lights there and they couldn’t figure out what it was,’ said Rajen Vurdien, Vice President for Instruction.

The apparatus, which emitted a blinking red light fooled faculty into thinking it was a video surveillance camera recording their actions or some sort of theft prevention device, but was later acknowledged as a setup containing a motion sensor meant to conserve power.

‘I investigated it and found out it was an energy conserving device,’ Vurdien said.

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