The Best Way to Protect Students’ Personal Data

The first line of defense in protecting student privacy are our teachers.
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Gearing up for their district’s password-reset day in October, teachers and school administrators in Raytown, Missouri, watched a spoof video “gym” tour by their tech-support staff, who offered tips for stronger passwords amid “laptop lunges” and “cross-tech” training.
Read more: http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2017/01/how_to_protect_students_personal_data.html

 

Browser history and location can change what you pay online

You could be paying more at checkout!
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Shopping online could make you a victim of price discrimination. Companies can use data like your past searches or location to influence the price you pay. Anna Werner reports on how that could mean paying more at checkout.
Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/browser-history-and-location-can-change-what-you-pay-online/

Facebook is buying data about users’ offline lives

You may not be aware of is that Facebook also works with several data brokers to gather information about users’ “offline life”.
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The company collects data on your income level, shopping history and more. …what you may not be aware of is that the company also work with several data brokers to gather information about users’ offline life. This can include things like places that you frequent, how much money you make and the number of credit cards you have.
Read more: http://www.techspot.com/news/67588-facebook-buying-data-about-users-offline-lives.html

Tumblr is hacked AGAIN: Cyber criminals take down the site in Europe and US in online attack ‘just for fun’

65 million passwords were lost in a 2013 breach of the site’s security!tumblr

The popular blogging website Tumblr was reportedly taken down by hackers for two hours last night.A group of hackers known as R.I.U. Star Patrol have since claimed that they are responsible.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4057780/Tumblr-hacked-Cyber-criminals-site-Europe-online-attack-just-fun.html

 

Hackers stole personal data from 1 billion Yahoo user accounts

Yahoo says it believes hackers stole personal data from more than one billion user accounts in a cyberattack that happened in 2013!

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Yahoo says it believes hackers stole personal data from more than one billion user accounts in a cyberattack that happened in 2013.

The technology giant says the data affected included “names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords”, as well as security questions and answers, but it claims financial information such as card details was not compromised.

Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2116392-hackers-stole-personal-data-from-1-billion-yahoo-user-accounts/

 

Wearable tech and the privacy issue

Wearables are increasingly faced with myriad legal challenges, the most difficult of which revolve around data privacy

In fitness, gaming, smartwatches and a host of other areas, wearable technology has found a place in consumers’ hearts. For the product manufacturers, however, it is often described as a regulatory minefield: wearables are increasingly faced with myriad legal challenges, the most difficult of which revolve around data privacy.
Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/features/wearable-tech-and-the-privacy-issue/