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June 06, 2018

'Impenetrable' World of Student Data Brokers a Major Concern, Study Says

Parents are often unable to determine which companies are selling marketing lists based on students' ethnicity, hobbies, personality, and other sensitive information, a new study found.

June 04, 2018

Twitter Moving to Block Accounts Created By Underage Users

Users who signed up to Twitter before they were 13 years old appear to be losing access to their accounts, raising questions for parents, schools, and the ed-tech industry.

May 16, 2018

Schools Shouldn't Trust Google Search Because It Reinforces Racism, Researcher Argues

Safiya Noble discusses her recent book, "Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism," and what it means for K-12 educators and students.

April 26, 2018

Principals on Personalized Learning: 8 Takeaways From Ed Week's Exclusive Survey

Despite worries and confusion, principals are enthusiastic about personalized learning, according to an exclusive national survey from the Education Week Research Center.

April 25, 2018

Amid Privacy Changes, Facebook Will Still Treat U.S. Teens as Adults

Facebook has announced a flurry of privacy-related changes. But teens, like adults, still can't say "I don't want you to get my data in the first place," experts said.

April 13, 2018

Thousands of Android Mobile Apps Improperly Track Children, Study Says

More than half of 5,855 Android apps in the 'Designed for Families' section of the Google Play store potentially violated COPPA, a team of computer-science researchers found.

April 13, 2018

YouTube Accused of Targeting Children With Ads, Violating Federal Privacy Law

Consumer advocacy groups filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, alleging that YouTube has used children's personal information to target ads.

April 11, 2018

In U.S. House Hearing, Zuckerberg Responds to Data Collection on Minors

House members press Facebook CEO to explain why the company continues to collect data on minors and to stop creating "shadow profiles."

April 10, 2018

Zuckerberg Promises Changes at Facebook, But Impact on K-12 Unclear

Ed-tech apps could be part of a sweeping Facebook investigation, and the company's CEO defended its products for children while downplaying concerns about "tech addiction" during U.S. Senate testimony.

April 04, 2018

Virtual Reality and Children: 'We Just Don't Know That Much,' Report Finds

Parents see educational potential in VR, but they also worry about the potentially negative health effects, according to a new survey from Common Sense Media.

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