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Acer launches two new Chromebooks for education
Acer launches two new Chromebooks for education

Acer expanded its line of Chromebooks for the education market with two new models, the Acer Chromebook C910 and Acer Chromebook C740, both introduced at BETT 2015 in London. Both…


Feds: No charges in school laptop-spying case
Feds: No charges in school laptop-spying case

No criminal charges will be filed against a suburban Philadelphia school district that secretly snapped tens of thousands of webcam photographs and screen shots on laptops issued to students. The…


School webcam spying prompts call for new laws
School webcam spying prompts call for new laws

Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., is pushing for new federal laws on electronic privacy as a school district in his home state struggles with a lawsuit over attempts to locate missing…


Experts: Schools can track laptops less intrusively
Experts: Schools can track laptops less intrusively

School officials in Pennsylvania who admit remotely activating webcams to locate missing laptops could have used far less intrusive methods of finding the machines, such as GPS tracking or “call…


School security breaches on the rise

Increases in physical and network security breaches among K-12 school districts are hampering schools' efforts to improve their overall security, according to the third annual School Safety Index, a survey…


Tracking equipment leads to recovery of stolen school computer

Thieves had better think twice before stealing a computer from the Fort Worth, Texas, school district, reports the Dallas Morning News: Fort Worth school officials say police have recovered a…


Educators struggle with AUP enforcement

School districts create acceptable-use policies (AUPs) to define what is--and is not--acceptable behavior when using their computer resources. But at a time when computers and internet access are seen as…


Laptop theft puts 40,000 school employees at risk

Two laptop computers containing the names and Social Security numbers of about 40,000 current and former employees of the Chicago Public Schools were stolen from district headquarters April 6.


$100 laptop reinvents computer security

The $100 laptops planned for children around the world might turn out to be as revolutionary for their computer security measures as for their low-cost economics.


Technology Management: New tools make AUP enforcement easier than ever

In a perfect world, public school acceptable-use policies (AUPs) wouldn’t be necessary. However, school network administrators know that access to the internet and other network resources can be too tempting…


With PC tracking software, stolen laptop recovered almost instantly

A teacher from DeSoto High School in Texas, knowing she would be out of the classroom on school business for the day on Friday, April 17, hid her laptop in…