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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.

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.

March 21, 2018

Privacy Experts Assess Potential K-12 Fallout From Facebook's Crisis of Trust

Revelations about how data that originated on Facebook was used by a firm in the U.K. for political purposes raises questions for K-12 districts.

March 12, 2018

Florida Virtual School Reveals Huge Data Breaches

The personal information of more than 368,000 students and 1,800 teachers was compromised, the country's largest state-run virtual school said.

January 31, 2018

State and District Education Websites Fail to Disclose Ad Trackers, Study Finds

Many state and local education agency websites aren't disclosing the presence of third-party tracking services, according a new EdTech Strategies study.

January 30, 2018

Student-Data-Privacy Debate Comes to U.S. House (Again)

The House education and workforce committee heard from a panel of experts divided over how to balance stronger privacy protections with the desire for better evidence.

December 06, 2017

Facebook's New Messaging App for Young Children Raises Concerns

"Messenger Kids" will let children video chat with parent-approved contacts, but the app is raising concerns about data-privacy and social-media use by young children.

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