Joined October 2013
Replying to @HumaneTech_
Hope you will focus on students and Silicon Valley takeover of classroom.
#Edtech needs: 1. Laws protect #student #privacy #security *including* hidden adaptive #personalized #AI #algorithms 2. Enforceable penalty data misuse #breach 3. Indepndt research guidelines age appropriate #safe #screen use in #schools 4. Indepndt proof of efficacy 5. Consent
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Cheri Kiesecker retweeted
Today, ⁦@FEC⁩ approved Google’s plan to let political email bypass spam filters, over my objection. A freebie just for political committees sounds like the classic definition of a corporate in-kind contribution. A bad idea, and in my view, illegal. washingtonpost.com/politics/…
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AI journalism has a hype problem. To move past the cycle of reacting to each story, @sayashk and I analyzed over 50 pieces from 5 prominent outlets. We've compiled a list of recurring pitfalls that readers should watch out for and journalists should avoid. aisnakeoil.substack.com/p/ei…
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new (awful) ad type just dropped socialmediatoday.com/news/Li…
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YES! @FTC shld better protect children online; need "regulatory protections that reflect increased use of online platforms for educational purposes". But also need transparency & define educational purpose to not include ANY advertising. #privacy #edtech markey.senate.gov/news/press…
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FINLAND GOVERNMENT SAYS: kids 7 to 18 should be on screens no more than 2 hrs/day. Wise, given research on health risks of overuse. Does your school honor this guidance by OPH + THL? @pasi_sahlberg @NasimaRazmyar @liandersson @Screensandkids @filsdeproust oph.fi/en/education-and-qual…
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Key #antitrust #merger legislation passed by US House passed in a 242-184 vote. This is H.R. 3843 Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act which is a package that includes the State Antitrust Enforcement Venue Act and Foreign Merger Subsidy Disclosure Act.
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If colleges want to perpetuate systemic inequality in America, all they need to do is use SAT scores for admissions. Congratulations to the College Board for devising a test that, according to its Class of 2022 data, correlates phenomenally to household income and race.
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If you're an #ADPPA hawk then you'll probably want to tune into this WaPo event later this morning. These are the first live comments from House privacy folk since Pelosi put out a resounding no on the current model. Hints aplenty at 11 a.m. ET washingtonpost.com/washingto…
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NEWS: Big Tech and their armies of lobbyists just lost a skirmish in the battle to sabotage antitrust enforcement. The House is advancing commonsense legislation that puts honest businesses & fair competition over special interests. It should become law. economicliberties.us/press-r…
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BREAKING: In a huge win for privacy rights, the Montana Supreme Court has ruled that courts must interpret state and federal privacy protections to limit the disclosure of vast amounts of digital data contained on electronic devices.
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Yeah this is a huge underlying issue with data brokers. Lots of small companies that may not have invested enough in security and controls.
NEW @DukeCyberPolicy: data brokers aggregate data on people — but how secure is it? In recent years, data brokers have been hacked, their clients have been hacked, and some have just left servers unsecured — exposing millions and billions of data points. techpolicy.sanford.duke.edu/…
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2. In May, we put ed-tech companies on notice about their legal obligation to limit the data they collect & use from children. Kids do not forfeit their right to privacy as a condition of getting an education. ftc.gov/news-events/news/pre…
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NEW resource for whistleblowers! We created a digestible resource to help whistleblowers work with the US Congress and other policymakers for better impact and stronger protection. Check out the below thread for some highlights. thesignalsnetwork.org/launch…
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The @FTC Sam Levine is talking to @beuc on how in the #digitaleconomy consumers often don't have the tools or information to make choices that benefit them. He's talking about #darkpatterns, abusive #algorithms and the end of notice and choice. #DigitalFairness
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Another app where teachers upload student behavior. I'm sure it's always accurate, Ss & parents are given informed consent & able to optout/ delete, never shared w third parties, never sold or used to profile student. Seems fine😐 #privacy #surveillance #edtech @Screensandkids
We partner with our customers to help them succeed. In the last two weeks we've added in behavior targets and behavior descriptions, both of which were suggestions by educators. Find out what we can do for you. mytaptrack.com #ISTE20 #EdTech #SpecialEducation
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Who else will soon start telling consumers "pay or we'll exploit your data how we see fit"? If 'consent-or-pay' is here to stay, only a tiny minority will pay a 'reasonable fee' across myriads of services, extensive data exploitation will be the default.
If this interpretation of GDPR consent holds, then what stops just any website, app, device vendor, online shop and any other service from hotel booking to train ticketing to banking to utility from telling everyone: "Let us sell/exploit all your data or pay a (reasonable) fee"?
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Cheri Kiesecker retweeted
And schools? Students are REQUIRED to spend hours glued to screens at school and more for time for online homework assignments. When will schools be held accountable for their duty of care - to avoid known risks? #addiction #myopia #obesity #recess #play #sleep #NCDs #anxiety
Replying to @Brimastroianni
I spoke with lead study author Dr. @jasonmnagata, @UCSFHospitals, and Tara Peris, PhD, @UCLAHealth, about this research and what kids, parents, and guardians should know. More here: healthline.com/health-news/s… (3) #mentalhealth
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