The EFF is asking for a federal investigation into whether Google broke a pledge to honor student privacy with its educational tools. Today, the group filed a complaint with the FTC, alleging that Google for Education collects a broad range of data on students' browsing habits and gives administrators too much power to enable that collection. “We are calling on the FTC to investigate Google's conduct, stop the company from using student personal information for its own purposes, and order the company to destroy all information it has collected that's not for educational purposes,” said EFF staff attorney Sophia Cope in a statement.
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EFF complaint says Google broke privacy pledge by tracking students
Three unnamed Greek banks are the most recent victims of an extortion campaign in which a hacker group is attempting to fully take down their websites. The group, calling itself the Armada Collective, apparently made its first demand on Thursday of last week, at which point it also launched the first of its distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. DDoS attacks overload websites' servers in an effort to take them fully offline, and the Armada Collective has a set price to stop its efforts: each bank must pay 20,000 Bitcoin, or $7,208,200.
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Hacker group won’t stop attacking Greek banks until they meet ransom demands
Now that Thanksgiving is complete and the holidays are officially upon us, Google has unveiled a new and expanded Santa's Village for 2016. The dedicated website is part of the company's annual Santa Tracker app promotion. This year, visitors will ha…
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Santa’s village comes to life as Google’s holiday tracker goes online
Yes, there are already plenty of great games for Gear VR, but Samsung wants to keep enriching the platform with content. That's why it is introducing Internet for Gear VR, a web browser for people who own its smartphone-powered virtual reality headse…
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Samsung made a web browser for the Gear VR
Mozilla wants to cut ties with the Thunderbird email client for good, according to Mozilla Foundation executive chairwoman Mitchell Baker. The non-profit organization responsible for the Firefox browser distanced itself from Thunderbird in 2012 after eight years of development by handing it off to a volunteer group and supporting it only with security updates. Now Baker, writing in a blog post, says Mozilla wants to separate Thunderbird so that it does not have to waste resources ensuring it can co-exist with other Mozilla software.
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Mozilla proposes splitting off Thunderbird email client