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December 06, 2016

FTC Complaint Focuses on Data Privacy of Internet-Connected Toys

A complaint to the Federal Trade Commission finds fault with the privacy protections of internet-connected toys.

December 02, 2016

Encryption Sorely Lacking in Ed-Tech Products, Survey Finds

Many vendors lack even minimal data-security protections, leaving school and student data vulnerable, according to Common Sense Education.

November 23, 2016

Cybersecurity, Safety Among Schools' Top Buying Priorities, Analyses Find

Districts can pay for cybersecurity software with the E-rate program, one report finds, while another shows a strong interest in procuring goods and services for school safety.

November 03, 2016

California Attorney General Advises Companies on Student-Data Privacy

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris issued recommendations, but no new requirements, for ed-tech companies on how to better secure sensitive student information.

August 24, 2016

Parent Advocacy Group Warns of Ed-Tech 'Threats'

Parents Across America describes the ed-tech explosion as a dangerous and unproven component of the "corporate reform" agenda.

July 22, 2016

Researchers Target Brain-Scanning Technology to Improve Ed. Software

A team at Carnegie Mellon University is using brain-activity patterns to better understand the mental processes students use to solve math problems.

April 27, 2016

State K-12 Cybersecurity Audit Finds Missouri District Unprepared

The Boonville R-1 School District in central Missouri was the subject of a critical report issued by the state auditor, who has made cybersecurity a point of emphasis.

April 27, 2016

Personalized Learning for Preschool: IBM, Sesame Workshop Team Up

A new partnership hopes to marry IBM's "cognitive computing" technology and Sesame Street's educational materials to create new products capable of personalizing learning for children from birth to age 5.

April 05, 2016

New Seal of Approval for Districts Protecting Student Data

CoSN's "Trusted Learning Environment" seal aims to give parents confidence that schools are going "above and beyond."

April 04, 2016

State Boards of Ed. Can Help Shape Student Data Privacy Rules, Group Says

From ensuring compliance to raising awareness, state boards of education are "major players" on the issue of student data privacy, their membership group contends.

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