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 ON” TOOL 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 — […]