Dec 062017
 

Sara Jodka writes: … Smart toys first sparked interest in 2015 when Hello Barbie a connected-smart doll was introduced. Hello Barbie came equipped with a microphone, voice recognition software and artificial intelligence that allowed a call-and-response function between the child user and the doll (think how Siri works). The backlash [Read More…]

Dec 052017
 
 December 5, 2017  Business, U.S., Youth & Schools 2 Responses »

Paige Rogers reports: “Turning massive amounts of personal data about public school students to a private corporation without any public input is profoundly disturbing and irresponsible.”  ~Donna Lieberman, New York Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Data-mining is the new gold rush, with student data (which is sometimes referred to as [Read More…]

Nov 152017
 

Susan Hogan reports: In April, law enforcement from Georgia’s Worth County descended on a high school and, without a warrant, conducted body searches on an estimated 900 students, touching some students’ genitals and breasts. They said they were searching for drugs. They found none. A class-action federal lawsuit soon followed, and the [Read More…]