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.
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April 10, 2018
March 21, 2018
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
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
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
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
"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.
November 29, 2017
Massive data collection and algorithmic bias are big concerns with no easy answers, experts told the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday.
August 10, 2017
Over two-thirds of participants responded to survey questions in a way indicating that they could have exposed students' or employees' personally identifiable information.
July 28, 2017
The Federal Trade Commission provided Education Week with new information about what the Children's Online Privacy Protection Acts means for schools and ed-tech companies.
June 30, 2017
Schools should automatically delete a wide range of "superfluous" student information at the end of each school year, says digital-privacy lawyer Bradley Shear.