US privacy campaigner the Electronic Frontier Foundation has accused Google of spying on students and logged a complaint with US regulator the Federal Trade Commission.

The EFF says that Google tracks and mines records of every site, search, result and video that students watch without obtaining permission from students or their parents.

EFF staff attorney Nate Cardozo said: “Despite publicly promising not to, Google mines students’ browsing data and other information, and uses it for the company’s own purposes. Minors shouldn’t be tracked or used as guinea pigs, with their data treated as a profit centre.”

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
The Guardian

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