Security & Privacy


Schools Face Civil Liberties Battles in Effort to Adopt Facial Recognition

As schools around the country attempt to deploy new facial recognition functionality as part of their video surveillance systems, the ACLU is challenging those efforts in the name of protecting civil rights. And they're not alone in their concerns about the controversial student surveillance tactic.

6 Resources for Keeping Your School Safer

At the National Association of School Resource Officers annual conference, a thousand-plus attendees made up primarily of school-based law enforcement officers, school administrators and school security and safety professionals hit the tradeshow aisles to see the latest in classroom door lockdown technology, body cameras and radio systems. While we don't all need knapsack armor panels, here are six technologies that may find a home on your campus, several of which are free for educators.

Sessions Defends President to School Resource Officers

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is not backing down -- at least not in front of the police officers in charge of protecting schools across the nation.

PikMyKid Offers Free School Licenses for Panic Button App

School safety technology provider PikMyKid is offering 1,000 schools free licenses to its Panic Button App, part of its school security platform. The app lets school staff initiate an alarm from any device.

26,000 Malicious Apps Use Facebook APIs

The mop-up work for Facebook in the wake of its privacy reform could take much longer than we might expect.

Student Data Privacy: Building Trust Through Collaboration

A community of trust encourages a healthy conversation between school systems and community members that moves from fear-based to fact-based about the school practices and educational progress of students. 

Education Users Excel at Creating Strong Passwords

According to a recent report from cybersecurity training provider Wombat Security, end users in the education sector are more knowledgeable about building safe passwords than people in other industries. The 2018 Beyond the Phish Report analyzed user responses to nearly 85 million questions related to phishing and data security. Respondents came from 16 industries, including education, government, technology and manufacturing.

9 Major Trends That Will Dominate Ed Tech

Delivering authentic experiences in the classroom and learning how to juggle district data are two wide themes that will monopolize education discussion in the next 12 months.

Report: 7 in 10 Attempted Data Breaches on Education Are Financially Motivated

One in five attacks on educational institution were motivated by espionage, often targeting sensitive research, and 11 percent of attacks are "just for fun," according to the report.

A Warning Call to K–12: NEPC Turns Off Facebook Account

As Mark Zuckerberg faces Congress this week, the National Education Policy Center has deleted its Facebook account in order to break ties with an organization that has become known for its "invasive data mining and the third-party targeting of users...."

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