As technology increasingly enters the classroom in force, a national effort is underway to ensure that data about students and their online behavior is protected, and not subject to commercial exploitation. But not everyone is convinced that enough is being done to protect student privacy.

On the Chromebooks that Frederick County Public Schools gives to students, all student data remains in-house so Google cannot access it, said Derek Root, the Frederick County Public Schools director of technology infrastructure.

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Kids will figure out a way to get around all this.


Posted 11 hours ago and no comments? Privacy schmivacy


Maybe potential commenters were put off by the fact that the EFF's own Privacy Badger tool finds "17 Potential trackers on this (frederick news post) page" and wondered if you would be tracked more if you were using a Chromebook in the schools or by reading an online article about using a Chromebook in the schools.

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