Feb 272017
 

Troy Hunt reports that a misconfigured MongoDB installation resulted in audio files of children’s and parents’ conversations recorded by CloudPets being exposed in a Shodan search. And as we’ve seen many other times, the exposed files were deleted by an attacker, and a purported “ransom” note left in place of the database – [Read More…]

Feb 262017
 

Andrew Welsh-Huggins reports: The Ohio Supreme Court is weighing the constitutionality of a student’s backpack search that authorities say led first to the discovery of bullets and later a gun. At issue before the high court is whether a second search of the backpack violated the student’s privacy rights, which are generally weaker inside [Read More…]

Feb 252017
 
 February 25, 2017  Youth & Schools 1 Response »

John Klyczek writes: If cutting-edge educational technologies can scientifically maximize student learning, then why do so many Silicon Valley bigwigs at Google, Apple, Hewlett-Packard, and Yahoo! send their children to the Waldorf School of the Peninsula, a school which bans computer technology from its classrooms?  If high-tech computerization were such a [Read More…]