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June 19, 2017

Worried About Hackers? Call a Girl Scout

The Girl Scouts of the USA will introduce badges for online safety, combatting cyberbullying, and advanced IT skills beginning in Summer 2018.

June 08, 2017

Updated Privacy Toolkit Offers Guidance on Federal Laws, Vendor Contracts

The toolkit from the Consortium for School Networking provides further explanation of federal privacy laws and offers guidance in communicating and contracting with vendors.

May 16, 2017

Popular Ed-Tech Platform Edmodo Hacked, Faulted for Ad-Tracking

Motherboard reported that millions of Edmodo user records were for sale on the dark web. The company has removed code that tracked student and teacher activity.

May 16, 2017

New Student Data Privacy Toolkit Encourages Parent Advocacy

The toolkit, released by the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy and the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, identifies best practices for schools and districts.

April 18, 2017

Privacy Watchdog Raises Alarms About "Spying" on Students Via Ed Tech

Results from an unscientific survey by the Electronic Frontier Foundation suggest parents and students are worried about surveillance in schools.

April 05, 2017

Ex-FCC Chair Blasts Efforts to Change Lifeline, Net Neutrality, Privacy Rules

Former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler blasted his Republican successor, accusing him of using "smokescreens" and "double speak" on key issues affecting K-12 schools.

February 13, 2017

Phishing Scam Targets School Employees' Information

The IRS is warning school districts to watch out for official-looking emails that ask for copies of employees' W-2 forms.

February 06, 2017

New Autopsy of inBloom Re-ignites Old Debates About Sharing Student Data

Three years after inBloom's demise, the ed-tech sector is still struggling to make sense of what went wrong - and how to address persistent data-sharing challenges.

February 01, 2017

Personalized Learning and the 'Internet of Things:' Q&A

A new center at the University of Southern California brings together education and engineering to research sensors-based networks in the classroom.

January 19, 2017

Mississippi Attorney General Sues Google Over Student-Data Privacy

Mississippi's state attorney general hopes to force Google to be more transparent about how it handles data generated by student users of G Suite for Education.

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