video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Orange County Public Schools announced Thursday that it has acquired software to monitor social media “to proactively prevent, intervene and (watch) situations that may impact students and staff.” The district has obtained an annual license with SnapTrends, software that monitors Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. The district said it plans to use the software to conduct routine monitoring for the purposes of prevention or early intervention of potential issues in which students or staff could be at risk to themselves or to others. And who decides what these issues are […]
Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian (The Point), and Ben Mankiewicz (What The Flick?) hosts of The Young Turks discuss the threats Abby Martin received from fans of American Sniper Chris Kyle, and debate whether her wearing a shirt that said “Fuck Chris Kyle” was the right thing to do. Fans of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle have threatened to rape and kill former RT anchor Abby Martin for criticizing the deceased Navy SEAL and creating a T-shirt they find offensive. “Some psychotic Chris Kyle fan just doxxed me & my family’s personal information on a bunch of […]
Today virtually everything we do is monitored in some way. Nearly every device we use is connected to the Internet. Thousands of companies are analyzing our everyday behavior. Businesses are using this data to make predictions, to manage risk and to motivate behavioral change. To what extent do companies really track our daily lives in 2015? How is predictive analytics based on personal data already being used in the fields of insurance, banking and human resources? And what is to be done? More. Video.
The U.S. government is on the verge of passing a surveillance bill that some are calling the Patriot Act 2.0. The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, aka CISA, will double down on all the bulk data the government has already been collecting on you. Plus now it’ll allow businesses to share your personal info with the government and with each other – if they deem what you’re doing a threat. But we all know that’s open to interpretation. Source.
Roughly 4,000 students will be subjected to random random drug tests next year as the school district believes there may be a drug problem in the district. Jones explained that it will be only for the kids who participate in athletics, any type of extracurricular non-athletic program and those who drive and park on campus. This is likely a large portion of the school population and, as with any program like this, it will expand until all students are subject to testing. If a child wishes to continue their education at the college level, they […]