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Privacy group says Google tracks your school children online

Bill Snyder | Jan. 7, 2016
The Electronic Frontier Foundation claims Google collects information when school kids use Chromebooks and Google apps, and the potentially sensitive data could eventually make its way into the hands of third-party advertisers.

Nearly everything Chromebook users do occurs online, so the issue of privacy is particularly pressing. Google says it doesn't use the information it collects to push tailored advertisements to children, but the third-party companies that utilize Google's extensive ad networks may not be as scrupulous.

At the very least, parents with children who use Chromebooks at school should speak with administrators and ask them to clarify their policies on sharing information with Google and anyone else.

 

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