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July 20th, 2011
Critics: Murdoch-affiliated Wireless Generation should lose $27 million contract from Education Dept.
The state Education Department should reconsider the $27 million no-bid contract it awarded a firm connected to Rupert Murdoch’s scandal-scarred News Corp. empire, critics charged yesterday, according to NY Daily News. The affiliate, Wireless Generation, already has access to sensitive data about city students. If the contract wins final approval under a state review process, the firm would have access to information on students from across New York as part of a project to track test scores and other data…