Aug 182019
 
 August 18, 2019  Posted by  Court, Featured News, Surveillance, U.S., Youth & Schools

Jamie Williams shared the great news on August 15: The California Supreme Court just rejected the government’s attempt to require a youth probationer, as a condition of release, to submit to random searches of his electronic devices and social media accounts. The trial court had imposed the condition because the [Read More…]

Aug 102019
 
 August 10, 2019  Posted by  Surveillance, U.S., Youth & Schools

Thomas J. Prohaska reports: Studies and local critics question its effectiveness. The State Education Department won’t let it be turned on. And the State Legislature came close to banning it. But the Lockport City School District continues to push to activate a facial recognition security system it installed last year [Read More…]

Aug 102019
 
 August 10, 2019  Posted by  Business, U.S., Youth & Schools

Zack Whittaker reports: If you can’t trust your bank, government or your medical provider to protect your data, what makes you think students are any safer? Turns out, according to one student security researcher, they’re not. Eighteen-year-old Bill Demirkapi, a recent high school graduate in Boston, Massachusetts, spent much of [Read More…]

Aug 082019
 
 August 8, 2019  Posted by  Breaches, Featured News, Youth & Schools

Christopher Harris reports: Australia’s top cyber safety boss has warned that strangers can directly contact students via a privacy glitch in education software, which is available to every public school student in NSW. The loophole allows predators to verify a student’s email using Google Hangouts and then contact them directly [Read More…]