Privacy Concerns are Just Beginning

Bill Fitzgerald already wrote an analysis of what can happen now that Congress has essentially erased privacy rules governing how Internet Service Providers can gather and sell your information indiscriminately, so I won't get into that here. If you're in #edtech, listen up: School data can now be used by the service provider to gatherRead More

Running WordPress Without Jetpack and Why That Matters

I gave up using Jetpack a while ago on my blog because I couldn't control where it sent information. I wish it was more modular in nature because it is helpful. But, I don't want visitor (read, your) information sent off to unknown folks to do unknown things. So, I turned it off. I've slowlyRead More

Think Before You Periscope

Bill Fitzgerald is someone you should follow on Twitter if you need help interpreting Terms of Service or Privacy Policies. He pays real close attention to technology use in education, especially new, emerging tech. Periscope is new and teachers love it. Show the Twitters all the great learning that's happening in real time??? Definitely soundsRead More

Transparency Matters

Some backstory. A month ago I wrote about Geddit going out of business this summer. I mentioned another response-system app, Kahoot!, which has exploded over the last few months. Specifically, I called out their Terms of Service (TOS) which states that any content a user uploads gives Kahoot! a royalty-free license, yada yada yada. WithRead More