Nov 022019
 November 2, 2019  Posted by  Business, Featured News, Online, Surveillance, U.S., Youth & Schools

Caroline Haskins has a must-read article about Gaggle that is part of a BuzzFeed News package on schools and social media surveillance. This article begins: For the 1,300 students of Santa Fe High School, participating in school life means producing a digital trail — homework assignments, essays, emails, pictures, creative writing, [Read More…]

Nov 012019
 November 1, 2019  Posted by  Featured News, U.S., Youth & Schools

From the Road-to-Hell-is-Paved-with-Good-Intentions and What-Could-Possibly-Go-Wrong? departments, T. Keung Hui reports: Some Wake County parents are refusing to give permission for teachers to conduct surveys that rate and track the behavioral health of their students. The Wake County school system will have teachers at around 40 schools rate their students on [Read More…]

Oct 302019
 October 30, 2019  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Court, U.S., Youth & Schools

Venkat Balasubramani writes: This lawsuit alleges that Alexa improperly stores the voiceprints of minor users. The trial court declines to order arbitration. (It’s the recommendation of a magistrate, so it will go to the district judge for adoption or modification of the order.) There is no dispute that the parents [Read More…]

Oct 272019
 October 27, 2019  Posted by  Business, Non-U.S., Online, Youth & Schools

Paige Freshwater reports: A notorious child groomer created 26 Facebook accounts to prey on girls and young women, GrimsbyLive can reveal. Louis Kirby manage to gather at least 3,650 ‘friends’ across the profiles  as part of his sordid campaign to lure girls into sexual conversations. Hundreds are believed too have [Read More…]