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Sunday, April 19 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Student Surveillance: How Hackers Can Help Protect Student Privacy

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Since 2011, billions of dollars of venture capital investment have poured into public education through private, for-profit technologies that promise to revolutionize education. Designed for the “21st century” classroom, these tools promise to remedy the many, many societal ills facing public education with artificial intelligence, machine learning, data mining, and other technological advancements. But these tools are also being used to track and record every move students make in the classroom, grooming students for a lifetime of surveillance and turning education into one of the most data-intensive industries on the face of the earth. This talk will investigate some of the technologies being adopted in schools and the nefarious ways they are used in classrooms that endanger student privacy from kindergarten through college. .

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Jessy Irwin

Security + Privacy Communications
Jessy is a marketing communications professional working in security in San Francisco. She is an outspoken advocate for stronger privacy and security protections in education technology, and spends as much time as possible teaching educators about online privacy + security. She regularly rants about student data privacy, security, and surveillance on Twitter, and her current passions include dinosaurs, big necklaces + tacos.


Sunday April 19, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
OpenDNS

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