K-12 Technology News

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Human Error Remains the Leading Cause of Cloud Data Breaches

Human error is still one of the biggest threats to cloud security, despite all the technology bells and whistles and alerts and services out there, from multi-factor authentication, to social engineering training, to enterprise-wide integrated cybersecurity platforms, and more.

Report: Generative AI Agents Can Exploit Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities

A new study from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) found that large language model agents can autonomously exploit real-world cybersecurity vulnerabilities, raising critical concerns about the widespread deployment and security of these advanced AI systems.

New Samsung AI Class Assistant Brings Generative AI Features to WAD Interactive Displays

Samsung Electronics America has introduced new generative AI tools for its WAD series of interactive displays. Dubbed the Samsung AI Class Assistant, the feature will roll out later this year.

Feds Ban Kaspersky Sales, Citing 'Unacceptable' Security Risk

Effective this fall, the United States government is banning all sales of Kaspersky Lab software to businesses and private citizens due to concerns about cyber espionage.

Google Brings Gemini AI to Teens in the Classroom

Google is making its Gemini large language model available for free for students ages 13 and up in the United States (age minimums vary by country), via Google Workspace for Education accounts.

Optoma Takes Wraps Off Three New Interactive Displays

For educators and administrators balancing classes and meetings from multiple locations, Optoma has launched three new interactive displays with whiteboarding and Google-powered collaboration capabilities.

CYPHER Learning Introduces AI Accuracy Tool

Generative learning platform CYPHER Learning has announced AI Crosscheck, an AI-powered accuracy tool that reviews the quality of AI-generated LMS content.

Teachers Report Increase in AI Usage

Half of educators in a recent survey said that AI usage among students and teachers has increased since the fall of this school year.

After Making AI Recall Feature Opt-In, Microsoft Postpones Its Release

Microsoft is putting the brakes on its new AI feature for Windows that was designed to "retrace users' steps."

Microsoft Beefs up Copilot Education Features, Expands Khanmigo for Teachers

Microsoft has announced a spate of new education features within Copilot for Microsoft 365, enabling teachers and students to utilize generative AI for content creation, automated feedback, and more.

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