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Roughly 60 percent of school apps have been sending student data to a variety of potentially high-risk third parties, without the knowledge or consent of students or parents, according to research by the nonprofit organization Me2B Alliance. Public school apps were found to be sending student data to third parties 67 percent of the time, while those used by private schools were sending data 57 percent of the time. Meanwhile, 18 percent of public school apps included “high-risk” third parties — meaning organizations that go on to share data with potentially hundreds or thousands of entities. Me2B Alliance added that on average, there were more than ten third party data channels per app, and that Google Android apps are much more likely to be sending data to third parties, as well as to “high” or “very high-risk” third parties when compared to Apple iOS apps. The organization said it audited a random sample of 73 apps from 38 different schools in 14 states across the United … [Read more...] about Research: 60% of School Apps Sending Student Data to Third Parties Without Parental Consent
On Friday, the European Union took aim at one of America’s most iconic companies, Apple, with a multibillion-dollar antitrust lawsuit . The Europeans are hopelessly uncompetitive in the major tech industries , so they resort to lawsuits to slash at American supremacy. The Euro-socialists want to pilfer as much as 10 percent of Apple’s profit stream. This flimsy charge of “monopoly behavior” by the EU is becoming standard practice as Germany, France and others continue to fall technologically behind and their citizens become rapid purchasers of Silicon Valley products and services. The move by the EU is a classic shakedown — the money it wants is akin to imposing a foreign tariff on American products. This could cost U.S. shareholders hundreds of billions of dollars . Europe has similar suits against another trillion-dollar American company, Google. So the U.S. government is rushing to defend America’s crown-jewel companies that have added hundreds … [Read more...] about Why isn’t Washington defending American companies from foreign assaults?