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How Google Took Over the Classroom

Personal data is private property.

Institutions are strict about protecting the public's data, and yet schools are so desperate to improve the education system that they break their own rules and give away student data to a private company that is an ad-based business.

During a conversation with a guest on Sunday afternoon, we read some of the privacy policy and terms of service of Google for Education. The contradictions are glaring and the intention is clearly to use that data for their own purposes.

Having been in many schools I happen to know that teachers frequently use YouTube to supplement class plans, and yet it does not fall into into the "Core" G-suite of tools for Google for Education, and therefore ads on Google can be served in schools to students using Gmail and Chromebooks and Google Classroom.
The New York Times
May 13, 2017
Natasha Singer
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Created on 2018-03-26 at 19:38 and last updated on 2018-08-20 at 05:59.