Sep 302014
 
 September 30, 2014  Court, Govt, Surveillance

Arvin Temkar reports:

Even if there were evidence that a domestic spying program was unconstitutional, interference by the courts could cause “exceptionally grave damage” to national security, the government told a federal judge.

Urging U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White to deny the plaintiffs partial summary judgment and instead rule for the government, the Monday filing from the Department of Justice says that the National Security Administration’s information-collecting techniques do not violate the Fourth Amendment.

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Sep 302014
 
 September 30, 2014  Business, U.S., Youth & Schools

Gretchen M. Shipley writes:

School districts should also be proactive in asking key questions from online operators and sites made available to students, like:

  • What type of information does the operator collect from students?
  • Is the information used for commercial purposes? (If so, a school cannot consent on behalf of the parent.)
  • Is the information shared with third parties?
  • Are parents able to view and delete information collected from students? (If so, a school cannot consent on behalf of the parent.)
  • What security measures does the site operator take?
  • What are site operators data retention policies?

Read more on EdSurge.

Sep 302014
 
 September 30, 2014  Business

NY Daily News reports:

Want to make sure you and your partner are on the same page before you hook up? There’s an app for that.

Good2Go, which launched on Wednesday, is designed to get two parties to explicitly agree to sexual activity and log their level of intoxication with the hope of combating sexual assault, particularly on college campuses.

“Good2Go should be treated in the same manner as putting on a condom,” its website explains. “It may stop the action for a second, but everyone understands it is in the interest of safety, so it is worth the momentary pause.”

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