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Student Data Use And Google

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) accused Google of collecting and storing data from children using its products at school. Google denies the claim -- data usage was to improve Google products and services, "...that the practice was not in line with its commitment to the Student Privacy Pledge, which prohibits it from misusing children's data."

Read more: (via BBC) Google denies claims it broke child-data promises / http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-34994207

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And You Thought eBooks Were Going to Dominate

In a nutshell eBook sales on the decline. Mainly because there's no replacement for a good old fashion paper book: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/retailing/article/68618-declining-e-book-sales-hit-home.html

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Tune into Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi Networks, FM Radio, RDS, and more. A possible answer to slow wi-fi: (via NPR) Slow Wi-Fi? FM Radio Might Help With That / http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2015/11/10/455386738/slow-wi-fi-fm-radio-might-help-with-that,

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Critical Patches Release for Android

For both Lollipop and Marshmallow. Article states, "The source code for the fixes will also be added to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) over the next 48 hours."

Additionally, "Hackers could remotely exploit the vulnerabilities in multiple ways, including sending MMS messages and tricking users to play media in the browser."

Patching things up in Nexus devices, but what of the others?

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The 27 Percent

Apparently 27% feel there's not need for collaboration. Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy. Apparently there are those that feel academic segregation is the key to greater student success? Because when you don't collaborate students achieve? Think there are some flaws in that logic.

(via eCampus) Faculty: Why should we collaborate with campus librarians? / http://www.ecampusnews.com/top-news/librarians-faculty-communication-237/


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