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Facebook faces flak over privacy changes

A Washington, D.C.-based privacy advocacy group and nine other organizations have filed a complaint against Facebook over the online social network's latest privacy changes.…

How to protect your privacy on Facebook

Over the past week, Facebook has been nudging its users to review and update their privacy settings. The site has given users many granular controls over their privacy, more than…

Blackboard, D2L declare legal truce

The three-and-a-half-year court battle between learning management system (LMS) giant Blackboard Inc. and competitor Desire2Learn ended Dec. 15 when the companies agreed to license each other's patents and drop long-standing…

Feds release cyber safety booklet

A new booklet released by the Federal Trade Commission and other government agencies helps parents and teachers steer kids safely through the online and mobile-phone worlds.…

Duncan: Schools ‘need to be more creative’

Education leaders in the United States must work to close the digital divide and ensure that all students have access to top-notch technology, while at the same time using technology…

Video game teaches students fiscal skills

A new video game designed to help New York students learn to manage their money tries to make the dullness of balancing a checkbook look more like the thrill of…

ED names student video contest winners

In the conclusion of the U.S. Department of Education's video contest, "I Am What I Learn," federal officials have named three winners out of hundreds of entries. While the winning…

Partnership a boon for alternative textbooks

Students who are blind, have low vision, or have a learning disability that requires computer-generated speech and highlighted text soon will have more resources after publisher Flat World Knowledge announced…

FTC: Virtual worlds pose real threat to minors

Minors are able to access explicit content in virtual worlds without much difficulty, and the operators of those virtual worlds should take steps to keep that content away from children…

UC energy savings could eclipse $30M

The University of California San Diego campus expects to save $36 million in annual utility costs after a series of green initiatives that include replacing 500 energy-intensive computer servers with…