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Security & Privacy


Connecticut District Upgrades Bus Video System

A small district in Connecticut spent the winter holiday having video cameras installed on its buses.

4 Hot Spots for K-12 Security in 2012

The security trends that dominated in K-12 during 2011 will continue to have a wide seat at the table in 2012 too. But a few are approaching a tipping point that may just succeed in bringing them out of the cubicles of IT and into the offices of a broader set of district leaders.

Barracuda Web Filter and Web Security Flex Integrate with YouTube for Schools

Barracuda Networks has integrated its Web Filter and Web Security Flex tools with YouTube for Schools. YouTube for Schools provides comment-free access to approved videos. Schools using Barracuda Web Filter and Web Security Flex can control students' access to YouTube materials.

Pennsylania District Takes Texted Anonymous Tips

A school district in Pennsylvania has introduced a "text-a-tip" hotline in its high school that allows students to communicate with safety people or other school officials.

Mass Suspension at Pittsburgh School for Bypassing Filter

Dozens of students have been suspended for a day from a school district in Pittsburgh for using a program that allowed them to get around their school's Web filter.

DyKnow Releases Cross-Platform Classroom Monitoring Tool

Ed tech developer DyKnow is releasing a new version of its DyKnow Monitor, a classroom management tool designed for 1-to-1 computing environments in K-12 schools.

Cooper Notification Updates Alerts with Mobile App and Location Service

Cooper Notification has updated its mass alert system with a GPS locator feature, a mobile app, and the addition of transaction logging and single sign-on.

Oracle Database Firewall Adds MySQL Support, Reporting Improvements

Oracle has added support for MySQL Enterprise Edition in its Oracle Database Firewall, as well as new reporting capabilities for improved regulatory compliance.

Absolute Software Adds Theft Recovery for Android Tablets

Absolute Software has added theft recovery to its Computrace Mobile features for Android tablets.

Panda Updates Cloud-Based Security Software

A software company has released a free beta version of its cloud-based security application that includes protection against malware loaded onto external devices, such as USB flash drives.

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