The Ohio bill is similar to the SAFE Act in Arkansas, which a federal judge blocked from going into effect while a lawsuit wends its way through the courts.
The software has outed one student and also incorrectly notified a transgender teen’s parents after they wrote about their past suicidal thoughts.
Since spring 2020, Minneapolis schools have been using an online surveillance application called Gaggle to spy on students’ online activity. The software flags LGBTQ-related terms and has already reported outed at least one LGBTQ student to their parents.
Gaggle monitors students’ online behavior 24 hours a day and seven days a week, by tracking their school-issued Google and Microsoft accounts. Such accounts are likely to be used more often by poor students who lack personal home computers.
Not a good day.
Feeling under the weather. I don’t think it’s serious, just feeling tired with a headache. Hopefully it’ll pass in a few days.