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2018 State of EdTech Security Survey

As part of our privacy evaluations, we are releasing our research data in evaluating security practices of edtech services. Learn more about our findings.
The release of this 2018 State of EdTech Security Survey represents a yearly examination of security practices of education technology-related online services using our security assessment. In 2016 Common ... Read more
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My Neighbor, Big Brother

The recent increase in home surveillance technology could blur the boundaries between private and public spaces, and change expectations of privacy.
In recent months, real-estate agents disclosed to potential home buyers that some sellers used their home surveillance cameras to remotely spy on buyers during open house tours. However, real-estate agents ... Read more
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2018 State of EdTech Privacy Report: Behavioral Advertising

A roughly equivalent percentage of applications and services have either non- transparent, better, or worse practices about Behavioral Advertising.
Among the applications and services we evaluated for our 2018 State of EdTech Privacy Report, approximately 32% disclosed a qualitatively better response that collected information is never used for any ... Read more
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