Rights And Wrongs In Targeting Ads To Students And Children On Moodle And MoodleCloud

Advertising can be a valuable service for companies, as well as consumers, as long as the playing field is level. But practices that prove to […]

Scholastic Makes Misleading Privacy, Security Claims in Services Directed to Children

The Scholastic Corporation was founded in 1920. Across the United States, kids and families regularly come into contact with Scholastic marketing and sales within public […]

Thousands of Android Mobile Apps Improperly Track Children, Study Says

More than half of 5,855 Android apps in the 'Designed for Families' section of the Google Play store potentially violated COPPA, a team of computer-science […]

DeVos Invested in Company Under Investigation for Misleading Claims

Education Secretary invested up to $5.5 million in a company that an advertising-industry self-regulatory group found to be making unsubstantiated medical claims.

The FTC on COPPA: 5 New Takeaways for Schools and Ed-Tech Companies

The Federal Trade Commission provided Education Week with new information about what the Children's Online Privacy Protection Acts means for schools and ed-tech companies.

DeVos-Backed Company Makes Questionable Claims on Autism, ADHD

The nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education is a major investor in Neurocore, a company that claims "proven and long-lasting" benefits for children with autism […]

FTC Complaint Focuses on Data Privacy of Internet-Connected Toys

A complaint to the Federal Trade Commission finds fault with the privacy protections of internet-connected toys.

Google Acknowledges Data Mining Student Users Outside Apps for Education

Recent details Google provided on its data policies provoked criticism from some privacy advocates, but industry observers say the company's practices are reasonable and sound.

The (False) Promise of Brain Training Apps

Can the daily use of brain training apps really make us smarter and delay or even prevent health conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease? The U.S. […]

New Federal Student-Data-Privacy Bill Targets Loopholes

A revamped federal student-data-privacy bill would cover more student information, allow fewer uses of that data, and impose new requirements on ed-tech vendors.

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