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How Edtech Companies Blur the Lines Between Commercial and Research Data

June 1, 2017

Via: Ed Surge

Edward Snowden’s revelation about the National Security Agency’s information-gathering practices alerted the public to the nefarious uses of data collection. Stories pointing to secretive consumer tracking policies and privacy violations from companies like Facebook and Google have stirred further outcries, and education companies are not immune to criticisms either.

Yet not all data collection efforts support questionable purposes that try to peep at—or profit from—a person’s online activities.

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