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Security & Privacy


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.

Keeping Student Data Private

Five CTOs discuss their data privacy concerns and reveal how they are working with teachers, students and the community to safeguard student information.

Mutualink Gateway Device Links Schools with Emergency Responders

Mutualink is introducing Mutualink K12, a gateway device that links radio, video, telephone and public address/intercom systems.

Sookasa Launches 'Compliance-as-a-Service' Tool

Sookasa has introduced Sookasa Cloud Compliance Service, a "compliance-as-a-service" tool that helps educational institutions maintain FERPA compliance by encrypting files on cloud services and mobile devices.

iboss Network Security Introduces MobileEther

The mobile security solution combines traditional MDM (such as data loss prevention) with Web and mobile malware protection, reporting and directory-based user authentication.

Researchers Recommend Data Shuffling Technique To Secure Cloud Activity

Some university researchers have developed a data shuffling technique that aims to improve security of data stored in the cloud by hiding usage patterns, which can be analyzed to reveal secret information.

LRAD Launches Mobile Long-Range PA System

LRAD has debuted a new mobile PA system that boasts the ability to blast intelligible audio over a 2-square-mile area.

Utility Allows Authentication via Google Apps for Ed

Milton Security Group, a provider of products for managing devices in a bring-your-own-device environment, has developed a network access control utility that allows an external login through Google Apps for Education to be used for authentication of each device and user.

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