Archives for October 17, 2014

Revealed: how Whisper app tracks ‘anonymous’ users

Some Whis­per users mon­i­tored even after opt­ing out of geolo­ca­tion ser­vices Com­pa­ny shares some infor­ma­tion with US Depart­ment of Defense User data col­lat­ed and indef­i­nite­ly stored in search­able data­base Whis­per app rewrites terms of ser­vice and pri­va­cy pol­i­cy How the ‘safest place on the inter­net’ tracks its users The com­pa­ny behind Whis­per, the social media […]

Grooming Students for A Lifetime of Surveillance

The same tech­nol­o­gists who protest against the NSA’s meta­da­ta col­lec­tion pro­grams are the ones prof­it­ing the most from the wide­spread sur­veil­lance of stu­dents. Since 2011, bil­lions of dol­lars of ven­ture cap­i­tal invest­ment have poured into pub­lic edu­ca­tion through pri­vate, for-prof­it tech­nolo­gies that promise to rev­o­lu­tion­ize edu­ca­tion. Designed for the “21st cen­tu­ry” class­room, these tools promise […]

ANITA HOGE PRESENTS: “TALKING PAPERS” A “HANDS ONTOOL FOR PARENTS TO UNDERSTAND OUTCOME BASED EDUCATION

This edu­ca­tion mod­el is a recur­ring, failed edu­ca­tion mod­el being dupli­cat­ed with new names over the past sev­er­al decades. The ref­er­ence to a stu­dent is “human cap­i­tal.” This val­ue-added def­i­n­i­tion address­es the worth of an indi­vid­ual to busi­ness. There are many old­er names for Out­come Based Edu­ca­tion. Com­mon Core State Stan­dards, CCSS, is the newest […]

Education Expert: Parents, Take Children Back From Gov’t Control

An edu­ca­tion expert who heads up a pop­u­lar online K-12 school is advis­ing par­ents that they must be vig­i­lant against gov­ern­ment intru­sion if they want to main­tain con­trol over their children’s school­ing. Alan Scholl and his wife, Doreen, have suc­cess­ful­ly home­schooled sev­en chil­dren over the past 29 years. In addi­tion to that accom­plish­ment, Scholl — […]