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Articles by Laura Devaney

Laura Devaney is the eSchool News Managing Editor. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Laura interned at eSchool Media while attending UMD, and upon graduating, Laura was lucky enough to join the eSchool Media team. She enjoys covering mobile and handheld technologies, BYOD trends, equity in broadband access, and special education.

When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, boating, and rooting for the Terps.

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Goodbye to privacy?

PC World reports that New Yorker Barry Hoggard draws a line in the sand when it comes to online privacy. In May he said farewell to 1251 Facebook friends by…

At 25, AOL switches tracks: Creating content, not just connecting users

AOL these days fills only a little more than half of its original 1.2 million-square-foot Virginia home, the Washington Post reports. Several of the buildings were recently leased to Raytheon,…

Why transparency in college admissions is bad

There are few experiences short of death, disease, injury or divorce that have as much potential for trauma for American families as the college admissions process, reports the Washington Post's…

Vote on social studies standards likely today

The Dallas News reports that social conservatives on the State Board of Education were poised on May 20 to push for a curriculum standard that would encourage high school…

Android Music Store to take on Apple iTunes

All gloves are off between Google and Apple, after the search giant unveiled a host of products to compete with the Cupertino company, PC World reports. Following Google TV and…

Facebook, MySpace confront privacy loophole

Facebook, MySpace and several other social-networking sites have been sending data to advertising companies that could be used to find consumers' names and other personal details, despite promises they don't…

ACLU helping keep Twitter users’ IDs secret in Pa.

The Associated Press reports that an American Civil Liberties Union lawyer said May 20 his organization is helping two anonymous Twitter users fight an effort by prosecutors to unmask them…

FCC says wireless market is ‘concentrated’

CNET reports that the Federal Communications Commission warned May 20 in a new report that the wireless industry is becoming more concentrated. In its annual report on competition, the FCC…

Administrators take top role in security

Everyone involved with our schools has a role in keeping our campuses safe and secure. That includes teachers, staff, parents, students, and law enforcement. …

Focus on higher education security

The recent death of a University of Virginia student and the arrest of her former boyfriend for suspected murder once again casts a shadow over the safety of our nation's…