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Google and Student Privacy Allegations

Allegations come over house data was collected from Chromebooks: (via eSchoolNews) Digital rights group alleges Google invades student privacy: http://www.eschoolnews.com/2015/12/17/digital-rights-group-alleges-google-invades-student-privacy/?ps=plebrenz@e1b.org-0013000000j0yq2-0033000000qi4iG

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Not so fast

Well it was a good idea while it lasted.

(via ZDNet) Microsoft may have detonated its Android on Windows Phone 'bridge' / http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-may-have-detonated-its-android-on-windows-phone-bridge/

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Patent Litigation

There has been lawsuits recently filed against companies which use HTTPS protocols on their websites and through online services: (via ZDNet) CryptoPeak HTTPS patent cases settled out of court / http://www.zdnet.com/article/cryptopeak-https-patent-cases-settled-out-of-court/

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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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