THE IT Trends
An Electronic Newsletter for IT Professionals in K-12

IT Spotlight

  • Breaking Your Filter Bubble

    When we browse online, we are tracked by a range of companies – often without any knowledge – which can result in personalization, bias and filter bubbles that affect web search results. Fortunately, there are many tools to minimize tracking from third-party providers, according to Bill Fitzgerald, director of the Privacy Institute for Common Sense.

  • New Report Explains Student Privacy under SOPIPA and Similar Regs

    SOPIPA was to put in place to stipulate how student information could be used by education technology companies that are serving the education market. The laws apply to companies that run websites, online services, online applications and mobile applications designed for and marketed to K-12 customers.

  • Free Service Lets Districts Compare Their Bandwidth and Costs with Other Districts

    Comparisons on the site can be done across school districts or by broadband services. Results can be filtered by type of service, speed, type of connection, state and service provider.


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