In the U.S., 96% of applications used in schools share student personal information with third parties, CyberScoop reports, citing a study conducted by Internet Safety Labs. The data is shared with advertisers often without informing or obtaining consent from students or the schools, the study found. Internet Safety Lab researchers examined 13 schools in each state for a total of 663 schools, with a total student population of approximately 500,000. Schools typically had more than 150 “approved technologies for classrooms.” The study found roughly 25% of recommended or school-required apps included advertisements and 13% included “retargeting ads.”
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