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Report: Discarded computer hard drives often contain sensitive information

School technology leaders, beware: A new report from two graduate students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) suggest that unless you take very specific steps to erase the hard…

Companies float eMail identity systems

With a simple adjustment in your eMail software, you can pretend to be anyone online. The trick, known as spoofing, is a popular method for spammers to hide their tracks–and…

Companies float eMail identity systems

With a simple adjustment in your eMail software, you can pretend to be anyone online. The trick, known as spoofing, is a popular method for spammers to hide their tracks–and…

Companies float eMail identity systems

With a simple adjustment in your eMail software, you can pretend to be anyone online. The trick, known as spoofing, is a popular method for spammers to hide their tracks–and…

High Court’s ruling deals a blow to internet publishers

In a defeat for internet publishers and others who wanted to make old books available online without paying high royalties, the Supreme Court on Jan. 15 upheld lengthier copyrights protecting…

Apple unveils new technologies for schools

Apple unveils new technologies for schools

The two biggest rivals in the computer industry, Apple Computer chief executive officer Steve Jobs and Microsoft chairman Bill Gates, were at separate conferences touting new technologies Jan. 7. But…

South Dakota pulls plug on online testing program

Education officials in South Dakota—a pioneer in the use of online testing measures in schools—say they will abandon the state’s online reading and math assessment program this year and instead…

California schools to benefit from $1.1 billion Microsoft settlement

Thousands of California schools will receive free software, hardware, and computerized professional development resources as part of a $1.1 billion settlement that Microsoft Corp. reached with consumers who had accused…

New Ohio law tightens enrollment requirements for online schools

Online charter schools in Ohio must have telephone lines and computer equipment hooked up in students’ homes before school starts if they expect to count the students as enrolled. These…

eRate bust signals crackdown

At least 26 cases of suspected eRate abuse are currently under investigation by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), eSchool News has learned. The widening probe follows a criminal complaint against…