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Privacy group says Google tracks your school children online

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    Google gives free software and sells low-priced Chromebook computers to thousands of American schools. In return, it collects alarming amounts of data on students without asking permission from their parents, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a privacy-focused consumer advocacy group.

    "Minors shouldn't be tracked or used as guinea pigs, with their data treated as a profit center," says Nate Cardozo, an EFF attorney. "If Google wants to use students' data to 'improve Google products,' then it needs to get express consent from parents."

    In the past, Apple owned the elementary, middle, and high school markets, but in recent years affordable Chromebooks and Google's free software tools won the company a large share of the K-12 education market.

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