Thoughts on the YouTube COPPA Complaint

On April 8th, 2018 a coalition of 20 child advocacy, privacy and consumer groups filed a complaint asking the US Federal Trade Commission to investigate the Google-owned video site for alleged violations of children’s online privacy laws. The primary argument in the complaint appears to be that based on the content of YouTube, the service […]

G Suite for Education in Canada

I recently came across a post from Spark, a Radio-Canada program discussing an upcoming project that would be “looking into how Google is marketing itself to schools, affecting how classrooms work, impacting students’ privacy, and how it’s shaping the way children think about technology.”  While I work in a U.S. district that uses Microsoft, Google and […]

G Suite Activity Dashboard for Docs, Sheets & Slides

On March 7th Google notified G Suite Admins of an upcoming feature called “Activity Dashboards” that would be rolling out in 2-4 weeks and enabled by default and provided instructions on how to control or disable the feature at the admin level and how users could individually disable the feature. The email is provided below, […]