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Data, privacy and surveillance issues - at universities

a collection of articles, videos and resources examining issues related to privacy and security at universities

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Article techcrunch.com

A university is outfitting living spaces with thousands of Echo Dots – TechCrunch - TechCrunch


Soon, Saint Louis University students won’t be able to avoid Amazon’s near ubiquitous smart speakers. The university announced this week a plan to outfit living spaces with 2,30...

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Article edsurge.com

How Tech Companies Are Selling Colleges on Mass Data Collection | EdSurge News (2019) - EdSurge (2019)


CHICAGO—Big Data will save you. Versions of that sales pitch echoed through the cavernous exhibit hall this week at one of the largest trade shows for ... “If colleges actual...

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Push to Monitor Student Data is Met with Concerns About Privacy and Equity | EdSurge News (2019) - EdSurge (2019)


CHICAGO — Colleges are increasingly using Big Data to monitor students, control their access to information and set them on learning paths they may ...

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College Is Hard. Iggy, Pounce, Cowboy Joe and Sunny are Here to Help. - The New York Times


Schools are elevating the use of chatbots and virtual assistants whose speed and tone can simulate text conversation.

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Amazon Alexa: How Voice-Enabled Technology is Changing the Contours of Higher Education - EdSurge (2020)


Marissa MierowIt’s no secret that voice-enabled technology is taking off in the domestic sphere, but how is this increasingly robust technology ...

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Should colleges really be putting smart speakers in dorms? - MIT Technology Review - MIT Technology Review


Administrators say installing listening devices like Alexa in student bedrooms and hallways could help lower dropout rates. Not everyone agrees.

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Proctorio used DMCA to take down a student’s critical tweets - TechCrunch


"This is really a textbook example of fair use," said the EFF.

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Fearing coronavirus, a Michigan college is tracking its students with a flawed app - TechCrunch


Students have no way to opt out of the location tracking.

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