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Google Accused Of Violating Student Privacy In FTC Complaint

EFF IN THE NEWS
December 3, 2015

Jeremy Gillula, a staff technologist with the EFF, called that data collection an “invasion of privacy” and a clear violation of the privacy pledge.

“When a student navigates to something that is not [part of] Google’s apps for education — like Youtube, Blogger, Maps — now they’re logged in and Google tracks that activity and does serve them ads,” Gillula told BuzzFeed News, noting that teachers can use Youtube and Google Maps for educational purposes.

“It’s entirely possible that teachers can say ‘Okay kids, open up your Chromebooks and we are going to watch a science video on Youtube.’ Youtube is not a Google app for education, but it can still be used for an educational purpose.”

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