Aug 032022
 
 August 3, 2022  Posted by  Surveillance, U.S., Youth & Schools

Mark Keierleber writes: When Baltimore students sign into their school-issued laptops, the police log on, too. Since the pandemic began, Baltimore City Public Schools officials have tracked students’ online lives with GoGuardian, a digital surveillance tool that promises to identify youth at risk of harming themselves or others. When GoGuardian flags students, [Read More…]

Jul 262022
 

Crystal Grant writes: Nearly every baby born in the U.S. has blood drawn in the immediate hours after their birth, allowing the baby to be tested for a panel of potentially life-threatening inherited disorders. This is a vital public health program, enabling early treatment of newborns with genetic disorders; for [Read More…]

Jul 262022
 
 July 26, 2022  Posted by  Business, U.S., Youth & Schools

Mark Keierleber writes: A few months after education leaders at America’s largest school district announced that a technology vendor had exposed sensitive student information in a massive data breach, the company at fault — Illuminate Education — was recognized with the software industry’s equivalent of the Oscars. Since that disclosure in New York [Read More…]

Jul 262022
 
 July 26, 2022  Posted by  Business, Online, Youth & Schools
‘Hey Siri’: Virtual assistants are listening to children and then using the data

‘Hey Siri’: Virtual assistants are listening to children and then using the data Virtual assistants are becoming a more common household fixture, and many children are growing up and interacting with them. (Shutterstock) Stephen J. Neville, York University, Canada and Natalie Coulter, York University, Canada In many busy households around the [Read More…]