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Google CEO finally grilled by Congress over data & censorship, but conservatives try to make it all about them

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According to CNBC, this week Google CEO Sundar Pichai faced three and a half hours of questions from the House Judiciary Committee about political bias on Google’s platforms, plans for a censored search app in China, and privacy practices. This marks Pichai’s first appearance before Congress as the tech giant refused to send him or Google co-founder […]


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Platforms

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With each new technological development promising to “revolutionize education”, we need to start asking how…and at what cost. Platforms that provide services allegedly for free often do so in exchange for data about its users—forming a deep layer of surveillance over our online lives. Asking students to use online platforms and services raises ethical questions […]


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Interesting Policy Reads: Data Privacy Legislative Efforts, OER Savings in North Dakota, and Opposition to a Chinese University’s Attempted Digital Surveillance

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This post includes articles on the latest efforts around a federal data privacy bill, North Dakota’s investment in open educational resources, a Mark Zuckerberg–affiliated online learning service, and the creation of an online course-sharing platform.