identity theft

LA officials seek fix to $1B program after students crack iPad security

Education officials in the nation's second-largest school district are working to reboot a $1 billion plan to put an iPad in the hands of each of their 650,000 students after an embarrassing glitch emerged when the first round of tablets went out. Instead of solving math problems or doing English homework, more than 300 Los Angeles USD students promptly cracked the security settings and started tweeting, posting to Facebook, and playing video games.

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Navigating access and identity management for K12: Questions to ask

With the start of school comes a heightened awareness of security and privacy from parents and the community. Here are 10 questions about access and identity management to consider when planning for a digital learning environment.

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Eyeball scans stay accurate over time, says NIST

Researchers investigating the use of iris recognition for biometric identification, which has been tested in some school cafeterias, have concluded that aging doesn't affect distinguishing characteristics of the average person's iris for almost a decade.

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New York City Prep School Makes Reject List Public

The über-exclusive Dalton School reportedly sent a letter to boosters and alumni listing families with applications pending, students who pulled their applications (it’s rumored that in-the-know parents pull their children’s bids if they hear they will be turned away), and the names of students rejected from the school.

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Texas Tracks Students with Technology

Update: The hearing scheduled for Nov. 28 on Andrea Hernandez's request to stay at John Jay High School was cancelled, after Northside ISD filed a motion to move the case from state to federal court. The district issued the following statement: "Since the Jay High School student and her father are alleging a violation of the student's federal constitutional rights, Northside ISD asked that the case be heard in federal court. The case scheduled to be heard today in State court has been canceled and now will rest with a Federal judge to make a ruling.

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