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.
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June 06, 2018
June 04, 2018
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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.