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June 26, 2018

Teacher's Aide or Surveillance Nightmare? Alexa Hits the Classroom

Some teachers are touting the classroom value of smart speakers and digital voice assistants, but concerns about privacy and instructional value abound.

June 25, 2018

Beyond FERPA: Five Tips For Protecting Student Data

Student privacy experts addressed best practices for working with ed-tech vendors at a panel Monday at the International Society for Technology in Education's annual conference in Chicago.

June 25, 2018

Common Sense Media Overhauls Popular Digital Citizenship Curriculum

From fake news to digital self-harm, a host of new online challenges has prompted the nonprofit group to update its widely used K-12 digital citizenship resources.

June 25, 2018

ISTE 2018: Nation's Largest Ed-Tech Conference Kicks Off in Chicago

Follow Ed Week's coverage of the International Society for Technology in Education, where 22,000 ed-tech enthusiasts will share tips on classroom implementation, data privacy, responding to fake news, and more.

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.

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 16, 2018

Teens Worry About Online Privacy: Q&A With Researcher Claire Fontaine

"It's like getting a tattoo every time you go on the internet," said one young woman in a new study of teen views on digital privacy. What can schools do?

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.

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