Posts Tagged ‘privacy’

Too Much Information

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

There is a lot of information that can help a teacher figure out how best to help a student learn.  Seemingly irrelevant data such as who the child lives with, what language (or languages) are spoken at home, and if the child has any medical issues are all clues a teacher can use tailor lessons to a child’s specific situation.  There’s one bit of information, however, that I simply can’t imagine anyone at a child’s school needing to know — but that didn’t stop one school district from asking for it.


Three-Year-Old Nudist Caught By Google’s Camera

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

If you’ve been living in a cave for the last few years, you might not be aware that Google, once known solely as an internet search engine, currently offers many other services, including street and satellite maps of a goodly portion of the world.  In addition, for many cities, you can access their “Street View” — 360 degree images as seen by cameras mounted atop roving vehicles.  For some, it’s a great way to explore the world but for others, it’s an invasion of privacy.  Such is the opinion of Claire Rowlands of Walkden, Greater Manchester in England.