Natasha Singer has a must-read report on how businesses are compiling and selling student data. If you are a parent or student privacy advocate, be sure to read her entire article. Here’s how it begins, but there’s a lot of meat to it, and she names names.
Three thousand high school students from across the United States recently trekked to a university sports arena here to attend an event with an impressive-sounding name: the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders. Many of their parents had spent $985 on tuition.
Months earlier, the teenagers had received letters, signed by a Nobel Prize-winning physicist, congratulating them on being nominated for “a highly selective national program honoring academically superior high school students.”
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