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Cloud Computing in K-12 Expands, Raising Data Privacy Concerns

Education Week – Michelle R. Davis & Sean Cavanagh

“The use of cloud-based technologies in K-12 schools is becoming increasingly complex and expansive, prompting a wide range of approaches for protecting private student data stored in the “cloud” and raising serious concerns about the security of such data.”(more)

Languages, diplomacy and national security: five key issues

The Guardian – Anna Codrea-Rado

“Safeguarding Britain’s interests abroad requires diplomats who can speak languages. In a recent live chat on the Guardian, a panel of experts debated the importance of languages for diplomacy and national security. Five key themes emerged from that conversation.”(more)

Terrorism can only be defeated by education, former British leader Blair tells UN

UN News Centre – Staff Writer

“Broad based cross-cultural education is crucial to defeating terrorism, much of it fed by religious extremism, since security measures will not succeed alone, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair told the main United Nations counter-terrorism body today…“That is why in the 21st Century education is a security issue and not any education but education specifically that opens young minds to ‘the other,’ those who are culturally and religiously different…””(more)

Group Presses for Safeguards on the Personal Data of Schoolchildren

The New York Times – Natasha Singer

“A leading children’s advocacy group is challenging the educational technology software industry, an estimated $8 billion market, to develop national safeguards for the personal data collected about students from kindergarten through high school.”(more)