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Student tracking, secret scores: How college admissions offices rank prospects before they apply

Student tracking, secret scores: How college admissions offices rank prospects before they apply

Douglas MacMillan and Nick Anderson | The Washington Post | Source URL To learn more about prospective students, admissions officers at the University of Wisconsin-Stout turned to a little-known but increasingly common practice: They installed tracking software on their school website. When one student visited the site last year, the […]

Cybersecurity experts warn China’s Communist Party ‘can spy on citizens’ through its free news and messaging app which has been downloaded by more than 100million people

Cybersecurity experts warn China’s Communist Party ‘can spy on citizens’ through its free news and messaging app which has been downloaded by more than 100million people

Milly Vincent | The Daily Mail | Source URL A mobile app promoted by the Chinese Communist Party could be a gateway for the government to spy on its citizens, cybersecurity experts have warned. The app, which provides news and messaging services, was made mandatory for all 90million communist party […]

China’s Global Reach: Surveillance and Censorship Beyond the Great Firewall

China’s Global Reach: Surveillance and Censorship Beyond the Great Firewall

Danny O’Brien | Electronic Frontier Foundation | Source URL Those outside the People’s Republic of China (PRC) are accustomed to thinking of the Internet censorship practices of the Chinese state as primarily domestic, enacted through the so-called “Great Firewall”—a system of surveillance and blocking technology that prevents Chinese citizens from […]