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What can learners and teachers do to limit corporate surveillance while working online?

 
Matt Bury
What can learners and teachers do to limit corporate surveillance while working online?
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What can learners and teachers do to limit corporate surveillance while working online?

Big Brother Google is watching youSince security and surveillance expert Edward Snowden blew the whistle and leaked damning NSA documents to investigative journalists Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald, the implications and ramifications of the NSA’s dragnet surveillance, partly enabled by IT giants like Google, Microsoft, and Facebook, have been cause for concern everywhere, and not least in elearning. As educators we bear a responsibility to our learners and other educators to protect their basic civil rights wherever and whenever we can. By being well-informed about internet surveillance and the tools and strategies available, we can offer useful, effective advice and help to reduce both the quality and quantity of personal data collected from them in the course of their online studies and work...

Full article: http://blog.matbury.com/2014/04/02/can-learners-teachers-limit-corporate-surveillance-working-online/

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Re: What can learners and teachers do to limit corporate surveillance while working online?
 

Helpful Matt, thanks.

 

Got hacked eh.....do you have a feeling they are out to get you! The buggers eh. evil

 

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