Loyal readers may notice that the weekly round-up of news stories and commentary – A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News – has been on a hiatus for a few weeks. I’ve turned my attention to a new (and eye-opening) research project, which is being released in parts. You can follow along here or wait for announcements of its completion. I’ll surely have much more to say about it over time.
In the News: Lurking on School SitesAugust 4, 2018
The price of getting information about your child’s school should not be losing your privacy to online ad brokers.
Education Websites Face Pending ‘Mark of Shame’July 7, 2018
HTTPS is important. Implementing HTTPS – in many cases – is easy. Not implementing it by a deadline that has been years in coming is a mark of shame and deserves to be called out as such.
Scholastic Makes Misleading Privacy, Security Claims in Services Directed to ChildrenJune 19, 2018
Scholastic, one of the most beloved of all education brands, fails to provide even rudimentary security protections for some of its publicly available digital products directed to children under 13.