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News Story
4/30/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google will stop looking for advertising ideas in the emails of students using a suite of the Internet company's free products tailored for schools. The changes announced Wednesday affect Google's "Apps for Education" service that has been offered to schools for the past seven years. Among other things...
News Story
4/30/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Looking for advice on how to spend $2 billion for schoolhouse technology, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo turned to one of the men who built Google into a global colossus. Now critics are asking whether it’s appropriate for Eric Schmidt, the tech company’s executive chairman, to be recommending projects that his company could well benefit...
News Story
4/29/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
A consumer-rights group wants New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to remove Google's executive chairman from his appointed position on a panel charged with advising the state on proposed spending on school technology. The group cites what it sees as the online-services company's weaknesses in protecting student privacy. In a letter to the...
News Story
9/28/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
An update to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, long overdue since the law's enactment in 1998, are nonetheless drawing fire from consumer advocacy groups who contend the changes will further invade children's privacy instead of preventing it. Groups such as the ACLU and Consumer Watchdog have written the FTC in opposition...
News Story
8/22/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
San Francisco -- McDonald's, General Mills, Subway, Nickelodeon and the Cartoon Network could all be violating online privacy rules designed to protect children. On Wednesday, the Center for Digital Democracy, the Center for Science in the Public Interest and other consumer, privacy and children's advocacy groups plan to file five...