Are you a Twitter user? If so, you might want to check out the new data gathering Twitter wants to do with your account. Watch this tutorial on what Twitter wants to gather on your Twitter use in How to disable Twitter’s new creepy data collection. Here’s what you ...Read more Comments Off on Creepy Twitter & Student Data Gathering. Here’s How it’s Done & What is Wanted.
Missouri Education Watchdog by Cheri Kiesecker When lobbyists for the tech industry are SUPPORTING a student data privacy bill, you know it has to be good. /sarc. We are seeing a pattern across the country of existing student data privacy LAWS attempting to be weakened by tech industry supported bills. The example ...Read more Comments Off on Look who is selling out students AGAIN. Will screens and personalized data replace teachers?
Missouri Education Watchdog by Cheri Kiesecker Former US Secretary of Education, John King, now leads The Education Trust. It should come as no surprise that Ed Trust is feverishly tweeting, and tweeting and tweeting –urging people to save John King’s and the US Department of Education’s Rule which asserts more federal ...Read more Comments Off on Parents, tell Congress to get rid of John King’s Rules on Federal Test and Punish Accountability
MEW recently wrote about Telehealth (virtual health services) in Missouri and a school program in Indiana using virtual doctors to assess students’ health. Concerns about Telehealth in schools were: data privacy (student medical PII entered onto data sets accessed by federal agencies/third parties) the primary reason for Telehealth services ...Read more Comments Off on Your Human Capital (Child) and Tracking Its Virtual Health (Mental & Physical) in School. What Could Go Wrong?
Missouri Education Watchdog by Cheri Kiesecker ith so much media attention drawn to other events, you may not know that on Sept. 30, 2016 the United States is set to hand over control of US internet to global authority. It’s complicated. There are reasons to not privatize the internet, not allow global control; yet ...Read more Comments Off on On Sept 30, 2016 our internet will be transferred. Unless you say No.
Missouri Education Watchdog by Cheri Kiesecker Astonishing amounts of student and family data are being collected and stored online by schools and this data is also shared. Sharing your child’s personal information outside of the school should be your decision, students should be able to control their own data, but alas, they can not. As the ...Read more Comments Off on A Back to School Checklist- opt out and data privacy
If a picture is worth a thousand words then the video below is worth several thousand words and multiple articles on what occurs in the app tracking of your student in public school. Data information captured from your student’s key strokes are then inserted in a personally identifiable ...Read more Comments Off on Clever Video Illustrates How Apps Track Data: It’s Like Stalking.
Missouri Education Watchdog by Cheri Kiesecker NO this isn’t everything that happened in data, not even close. When you start paying attention, you see that data breaches are happening daily , internet outages, cables cut, privacy bills passing, privacy bills getting killed or weakened by the very industry taking ...Read more Comments Off on This week in data: spying, lying and being human.