Why is Google Tracking Students’ Location, Voice Activity, Web & App Activity, Device Info, YouTubes Searched and Watched? Here's how to check your student's school issued GSuite account.

Google defends Gmail data sharing, gives few details on violations-Reuters With mounting concerns about school safety, screen addiction,  screen time's known health and brain effects, increase in internet crimes against…
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2011 Video: Personalized Learning’s Plan to Replace Teachers? “It means a different staffing model which costs less and works better”

The last few years have seen an astronomical increase in screen time and “blended learning” being required in schools, starting even in preschool and kindergarten.  Many schools require students to pay a…
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Student Privacy and Edtech workshop hosted by US Dept of Ed and FTC. The Videos, Some Excerpts, Concerns, and a Publication calling for More Money.

During a recent workshop on student privacy and security, the US Department of Education's Chief Privacy Officer, Kathleen Styles, said she wants to hear from parents, wants to know what is happening…
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Congress Suspending the Rules to rush through bill for National Citizen Data System: HR4174 Bill to be heard this week. Contact your Congressman now.

CALL YOUR HOUSE of REPRESENTATIVES MONDAY, see directory here. Congress is rushing through bill HR4174 THIS WEEK.  Yes, there are lots of bills in play but #THIS is the one to…
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Data breaches, cyber hacks and ransom notes…in Schools. Who is legally liable for k-12 student data privacy and security?

K-12 students and parents are hostage to the data overlords. No, I mean really,  hostage, in every sense.  As Natasha Singer points out here  and here, "BigData" and edtech have taken over…
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Connecticut legislators don’t want to protect students after all. Attacking Student Data Privacy Law–AGAIN.

Connecticut passed a student data privacy and transparency bill, Public Act 189,  in 2016. The bill adopted common sense policies associated with contracts between school districts and corporations that collect, maintain, and share…
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