Exclusive: New York Times phasing out all 3rd-party advertising data

Exclusive: New York Times phasing out all 3rd-party advertising data

The New York Times will no longer use 3rd-party data to target ads come 2021, executives tell Axios, and it is building out a proprietary first-party data platform.Beginning in July, The Times will begin to offer clients 45 new proprietary first-party audience segments to target ads.

New Mexico sues Google over collection of children's data

New Mexico sues Google over collection of children's data

(AP) — New Mexico's attorney general sued Google Thursday over allegations the tech company is illegally collecting personal data generated by children in violation of federal and state laws.

Google sued by New Mexico over claims it spies on US students

Google sued by New Mexico over claims it spies on US students

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pupils in California open new Chromebook laptop computers The attorney general of the US state of New Mexico is suing Google, accusing the company of illegally collecting the personal data of school children.

German Data Protection Agency: Windows 10 1909 Enterprise Telemetry can be fully disabled

German Data Protection Agency: Windows 10 1909 Enterprise Telemetry can be fully disabled

The report, which you can access here (German PDF) suggests that organizations who may buy Enterprise or Education editions of Windows 10 may disable the sending of Telemetry data entirely in Windows 10 version 1909.

Revealed: betting firms use schools data on 28m children

Revealed: betting firms use schools data on 28m children

Betting companies have been given access to an educational database containing names, ages and addresses of 28 million children and students in one of the biggest breaches of government data.

State Department now requires U.S. visa applicants to share social media accounts

State Department now requires U.S. visa applicants to share social media accounts

The new visa application forms list a number of social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and require the applicant to provide any account names they may have had on them over the previous five years.

Samsung TVs should be regularly virus-checked, the company says

Samsung TVs should be regularly virus-checked, the company says

Samsung's recent smart TVs run off a version of its proprietary operating system, Tizen, and often come pre-loaded with McAfee's Security for TV anti-virus software. One security adviser had described the tweet as being "pointless advice" that would be a "waste of time" to follow.

The Future Of School Safety Includes Round-The-Clock Surveillance Of Students

The Future Of School Safety Includes Round-The-Clock Surveillance Of Students

The software also flagged this tweet, posted by a 31-year-old comic book artist who happened to be tweeting from inside Social Sentinel's geofence: Cat #1: pwease feed me thank you Me: ha, cute.

Facial recognition is coming to US schools, starting in New York

Facial recognition is coming to US schools, starting in New York

BuzzFeed News got its hands on a copy of a letter distributed to the students' parents, and it describes Aegis as "an early warning system" that can notify officials of threats.

Digital Privacy Is a Class Issue

Digital Privacy Is a Class Issue

There is no sense that people should have a say in what government is permitted to know about them, or in what kinds of data can be used to make decisions about public programs.

Dr. A. Estwick: Safety of Your Personal Data Online Is a Life-And-Death Issue

Dr. A. Estwick: Safety of Your Personal Data Online Is a Life-And-Death Issue

‘Until we get serious, until we get to a point where there’s enough education [...], unfortunately, we’ll keep hearing about data breaches, but there won’t be too much action afterward’, - says Dr. Amelia Estwick, the Program Director at the National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College (NCI).Dr. Estwick has an impressive 20-year long career, she entered the industry before the term ‘cybersecurity’ appeared in our lexicon.

Camera Above the Classroom

Camera Above the Classroom

Let alone knowing there’s a camera.” And when students from other schools asked why their teachers started collecting facial data, someone responded: “The whole country is advocating ‘intelligent education.’ It’s probably your principal who wants to add glory to his career accomplishments.”.

Chinese schools enforce 'smart uniforms' with GPS tracking system to monitor students

Chinese schools enforce 'smart uniforms' with GPS tracking system to monitor students

Chinese schools enforce 'smart uniforms' with GPS tracking system to monitor students Updated Photo: Facial recognition ensures that each uniform is worn by its rightful owner.

Skills in Cybersecurity

Skills in Cybersecurity

In Europe - region where more cybersecurity experts are demanded- the 48% of the companies assure they cannot cover their needs. Also from the public administrations have admitted the need to foster this productive network in order to protect national and citizens security.

Parents are giving tons of their kids' personal data away — and the long-term effects aren't yet known

Parents are giving tons of their kids' personal data away — and the long-term effects aren't yet known

On average, parents will post more than 1,000 images of their children online before they're old enough to have their own social media accounts, according to a new report on the digital lives of kids.

Brooklyn students hold walkout in protest of Facebook-designed online program

Brooklyn students hold walkout in protest of Facebook-designed online program

Nearly 100 students walked out of classes at the Secondary School for Journalism in Park Slope last week in revolt against “Summit Learning,” a web-based curriculum designed by Facebook engineers, and bankrolled by CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan.

Julia Reda – Where EU member states stand on upload filters and the “link tax”

Julia Reda – Where EU member states stand on upload filters and the “link tax”

By no means is the new mandatory teaching exception supposed to limit what is allowed under the existing optional exception for research and education.

Mark Zuckerberg Is Trying to Transform Education. This Town Fought Back.

Mark Zuckerberg Is Trying to Transform Education. This Town Fought Back.

As the school year in Connecticut went on, some parents tried to move their kids into classes that weren’t using the platform — but administrators said they couldn’t, because it would disrupt the distribution of students to teachers.

Endangering Student Privacy in the Name of School Safety - Center for Democracy & Technology

Endangering Student Privacy in the Name of School Safety - Center for Democracy & Technology

Amassing and integrating large amounts of data without first proving it will be effective, establishing boundaries on its use, enacting strong data governance practices that limit access, or articulating clear data retention and deletion timelines and protocols will almost certainly lead to misuse of this information that may harm the very students it is aimed to protect.