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Security & Privacy


X-Factor Notification Service Adds Mobile and Non-Carrier Devices

A company producing a mass notification service designed to deliver an emergency alert to almost any endpoint on the network has updated its feature set to include a mobile alert agent.

Report: Most Mobile Breaches Result of App Misconfigurations by 2017

Three-quarters of mobile security breaches will be the result of application misconfigurations by 2017, according to a new forecast by market research firm Gartner.

LA Unified To Offer Emergency Response Apps

Earthquakes, pandemics, wild fires, severe weather, terrorism, utility outages and floods appear at the top of the list for Los Angeles Unified School District's emergency management response concerns. To provide guidance to people facing those emergencies and others, the district is adopting an emergency preparedness mobile app.

Montreal School District Standardizes Video Surveillance

A major project to install video cameras in 80 Montreal schools is done.

Beleaguered ConnectEDU Faces Data Decision in Bankruptcy Efforts

In an April blog entry on its site, education technology company ConnectEDU defended the use of data "to progress students toward true success in their education and careers." Now the company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection at the end of April, faces the wrath of the Federal Trade Commission, which has publicly expressed concern about how ConnectEDU will handle the student data it has compiled over the last 12 years of operation.

Alma Updates SIS/LMS Platform with Notification System

Alma, a school management system for K-12, has added new messaging and emergency notification features.

Invincea Launches Free Malware Discovery and Analysis Solution

Invincea has released Invincea Research Edition, a malware discovery and analysis solution for the data forensics and incident response (DF/IR) community, which the company is offering for free to DF/IR professionals.

Bipartisan 'Protecting Student Privacy Act' Draft Legislation Released

New draft legislation out of the United States Senate would force school districts to release the names of every company that has access to their students' private data and would prohibit companies from using any personally identifiable information for advertising or marketing purposes.

Saudi Ministry of Ed Takes IT Security Protection from IBM and Mobily

IBM and a mobile provider will be delivering IT security services to the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Education.

Google Turns Off Ad Scanning in Apps for Education Permanently

Google today revealed changes to its Apps for Education policies that include permanently disabling scanning in Gmail for its 30 million Apps for Education users and permanently disabling the ability to display ads.

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