Recently Facebook has launched its new search feature that makes all public posts become searchable. Now the potential people viewing your public post is no longer just your friends' friends but the whole world! Here is the link and I am going to change my privacy setting now...
Colleges are spying on prospective students by quietly tracking them across the internet
Check out this story from Quartz about how college are tracking prospective students:
This is a demonstration of Surveillance in Schools gone wrong.
Outrage after South Carolina officer throws, arrests student in classroom
This week, US Senate is set to discuss a bill that calls for increased cybersecurity measures. Silicon Valley is not happy, and somewhere in Russia Snowden's saying "told you so."
Here it is.
An Act to enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to amend the Criminal Code, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts
Check out this article from the Chronicle on the case of student whose health problems led to reporting to parents that would not be permitted under certain privacy standards in education. This reminds me of the observation from earlier in the course about how the U.S. lacks a single comprehensive approach to data privacy
Check out this story about Google Ventures:
“If we each keep our genetic information secret, then we’re all going to die.”
“What are you worried about?...Your genome isn’t really secret.”
A recent article on NPR about Knewton, an adaptive learning platform, highlights both sides of the learning analytics conversation- one that enthusiastically touts its benefits, and one that is skeptical of its utility in the classroom to replace or augment traditional modes of learning. Here's the link to the article.
It Pays To Read License Agreements (7 Years Later)