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The case against teaching kids to be polite to Alexa

When parents tell kids to respect AI assistants, what kind of future are we preparing them for?
https://www.fastcompany.com/40588020/the-case-against-teaching-kids-to-be-polite-to-alexa

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#article #tech #AI #Alexa #education #society #future

 

The case against teaching kids to be polite to Alexa

When parents tell kids to respect AI assistants, what kind of future are we preparing them for?
https://www.fastcompany.com/40588020/the-case-against-teaching-kids-to-be-polite-to-alexa

Link given as comment to this resharing post and reposted by @Birne Helene request :)
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#article #tech #AI #Alexa #education #society #future

 

The case against teaching kids to be polite to Alexa

When parents tell kids to respect AI assistants, what kind of future are we preparing them for?
https://www.fastcompany.com/40588020/the-case-against-teaching-kids-to-be-polite-to-alexa

Link given as comment to this resharing post and reposted by @Birne Helene request :)
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#article #tech #AI #Alexa #education #society #future

 

Microsoft Office 365 banned from German schools over privacy concerns


In a bombshell decision, the Data Protection Authority (DPA) of the German Land of Hesse has ruled that schools are banned from using Microsoft’s cloud office product “Office 365”. According to the decision, the platform’s standard settings expose personal information about school pupils and teachers “to possible access by US officials” and are thus incompatible with European and local data protection laws.

The ruling is the result of several years of domestic debate about whether German schools and other state institutions should be using Microsoft software at all, reports ZDNet. In 2018, investigators in the Netherlands discovered that the data collected by Microsoft “could include anything from standard software diagnostics to user content from inside applications, such as sentences from documents and email subject lines.” All of which contravenes the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and potentially local laws for the protection of personal data of underaged pupils.

While Microsoft’s “Office 365” is not a new product, the company has recently changed its offer in Germany: Until now, it provided customers with a special German cloud version hosted on servers run by German telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom. Deutsche Telekom served as a kind of infrastructure trustee, putting customer data outside the legal reach of US law enforcement and intelligence agencies. In 2018, however, Microsoft announced that in 2019 this special arrangement will be terminated and German customers are offered to move to Microsoft’s standard cloud offer in the EU.

Microsoft insists that nothing changes for customers because the new “Office 365” servers are also located in the EU or even in Germany. However, legal developments in the US have put the Hesse DPA on high alert: The newly enacted “US Cloud Act” empowers US government agencies to request access to customer data from all US-based companies no matter where their servers are located.

To make things even worse, Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) recently expressed concerns about telemetry data that the Windows 10 operating system collects and transmits to Microsoft. So even if German (or European) schools stopped using the company’s cloud office, its ubiquitous Windows operating system also leaks data to the US with no control or stopping it for users.

School pupils are usually not able to give consent, Max Schrems from EDRi member noyb told ZDNet. “And if data is sent to Microsoft in the US, it is subject to US mass surveillance laws. This is illegal under EU law.” Even if that was legal, says the Hesse DPA, schools and other public institutions in Germany have a “particular responsibility for what they do with personal data, and how transparent they are about that.”

It seems that fulfilling those responsibilities hasn’t been possible when using Microsoft Office 365. In a next step, it is crucial that European DPAs discuss those findings within the European Data Protection Board to come to an EU-wide rule that protects children’s personal data from unregulated access by US agencies. Otherwise European schools would be well-advised to switch to privacy-friendly alternatives such as Linux, LibreOffice, and Nextcloud.

https://edri.org/microsoft-office-365-banned-from-german-schools-over-privacy-concerns/

#microsoft #office365 #office #spy #school #germany #german #edri #banned #privacy #education #libreoffice #nextcloud #linux
Microsoft Office 365 banned from German schools over privacy concerns

 
Well, the country has had enough of experts, so presumably it has had enough of education as well. Who needs schools anyway, when all you need is a bit of optimism and positive thinking?

Secret report reveals government fear of schools chaos after no-deal Brexit | Politics | The Guardian

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #education #school #schools #chaos #disruption

 
Well, the country has had enough of experts, so presumably it has had enough of education as well. Who needs schools anyway, when all you need is a bit of optimism and positive thinking?

Secret report reveals government fear of schools chaos after no-deal Brexit | Politics | The Guardian

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #education #school #schools #chaos #disruption

 
Bonsoir tout le monde, je suis #nouvelleici.
Je ne supporte plus #facebook avec ses #manipulations, ses #pubs, et sa #surstimulation! Je ne crois pas connaître quelqu’un sur ce réseau social, mais je serais très contente de #discuter et de #rencontrer du monde.
J’ai beaucoup d’intérêts pour tout ce qui touche #lenvironnement et notre #modedevie : #nature #écologie #déconsommation #anti-capitalisme #zerodéchet #circuitcourt #éducation #animaux #biodiversité #minimalisme #secondemain
J’adore aussi la #musique les #concerts, #metal #folk #trance #classique, et beaucoup d’autres…
Mais aussi les #jeuxvidéos #geek #art #diy #équitation #couture #photographie la #psychologie les #croyances et les #voyages !
Hum, je crois que j’en ai déjà dit beaucoup, et vous, quels sont vos intérêts ?
A bientôt ;)

 
Bonsoir tout le monde, je suis #nouvelleici.
Je ne supporte plus #facebook avec ses #manipulations, ses #pubs, et sa #surstimulation! Je ne crois pas connaître quelqu’un sur ce réseau social, mais je serais très contente de #discuter et de #rencontrer du monde.
J’ai beaucoup d’intérêts pour tout ce qui touche #lenvironnement et notre #modedevie : #nature #écologie #déconsommation #anti-capitalisme #zerodéchet #circuitcourt #éducation #animaux #biodiversité #minimalisme #secondemain
J’adore aussi la #musique les #concerts, #metal #folk #trance #classique, et beaucoup d’autres…
Mais aussi les #jeuxvidéos #geek #art #diy #équitation #couture #photographie la #psychologie les #croyances et les #voyages !
Hum, je crois que j’en ai déjà dit beaucoup, et vous, quels sont vos intérêts ?
A bientôt ;)

 
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Repetitive Shapes


At the beginning of May, in #Soweto, #South-Africa. Two guys were working on bicycles, and I captured them when they both were lying on the floor because it was for them the best way to reach the part of the cycle which needed maintenance.
I am not sure they were aware they were repeating the same shape - not exactly the same, as the feet of the second guy are crossed - but the situation attracted my attention. I was just thinking... we like to believe we are unique, but we have so much in common with many other guys, that we indistinctly repeat the same shapes and attitudes. I believe we also share same needs as all of us are part of the same humanity.
#Culture and #education change this, and freedom of choice also, of course. But at the end, deeply inside, we may just be different particular instances of the same. Just like drops belonging to the same ocean.

#photosophia #art #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #bnw #monochrome #photography #monoart #bw #monotone #monochromaticnoir #photo #photos #philosophy #streetphotographer #streetphotography #candid #people #urban

 
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Repetitive Shapes


At the beginning of May, in #Soweto, #South-Africa. Two guys were working on bicycles, and I captured them when they both were lying on the floor because it was for them the best way to reach the part of the cycle which needed maintenance.
I am not sure they were aware they were repeating the same shape - not exactly the same, as the feet of the second guy are crossed - but the situation attracted my attention. I was just thinking... we like to believe we are unique, but we have so much in common with many other guys, that we indistinctly repeat the same shapes and attitudes. I believe we also share same needs as all of us are part of the same humanity.
#Culture and #education change this, and freedom of choice also, of course. But at the end, deeply inside, we may just be different particular instances of the same. Just like drops belonging to the same ocean.

#photosophia #art #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #bnw #monochrome #photography #monoart #bw #monotone #monochromaticnoir #photo #photos #philosophy #streetphotographer #streetphotography #candid #people #urban

 

After military exercise to welcome returned parents, school principal hires pole dancer

“The District Education Bureau believes that it is not appropriate to perform pole dancing for children in kindergartens,” it pointed out.
Seriously, it isn't? I thought this was completely appropriate to do! I really can't understand what is all the fuss about hiring a pole dancer to welcome the returned parents who continued to bring their children to this kindergarten. I mean, they should be given something too in return to the fees they might pay to bring their children there.
But seriously, what is wrong with this principal, what did she think about when she hired a pole dancer for this event? Did she think it would be anything funny? Or did she just want to raise some attention for her kindergarten?
He said that he and his wife had already had concerns about the kindergarten before it closed for the summer, when the children had been subjected to ten days of military “activities” that included displays of machine guns and mortars at the door.
Yeah, this might have surprised some of the parents whose children participated in these exercises, but I mean... No, I don't have anything more to say about this. This is completely freaked out.
“Pole dancing is by nature sexy and flirtatious, and by that measure, it is for the eyes of adults, not young children,” said an anonymous user on Weibo, a popular Twitter-like microblog in China, reported Reuters.
That's why you would not call pole dancing just "dancing," like in a waltz, or a Charleston. I wouldn't even be too sure about bellydancing, but this is up to the artist, and not me.
#US #USA #Kindergarten #Education #PoleDance #NurserySchool #News #Oddity

 

After military exercise to welcome returned parents, school principal hires pole dancer

“The District Education Bureau believes that it is not appropriate to perform pole dancing for children in kindergartens,” it pointed out.
Seriously, it isn't? I thought this was completely appropriate to do! I really can't understand what is all the fuss about hiring a pole dancer to welcome the returned parents who continued to bring their children to this kindergarten. I mean, they should be given something too in return to the fees they might pay to bring their children there.
But seriously, what is wrong with this principal, what did she think about when she hired a pole dancer for this event? Did she think it would be anything funny? Or did she just want to raise some attention for her kindergarten?
He said that he and his wife had already had concerns about the kindergarten before it closed for the summer, when the children had been subjected to ten days of military “activities” that included displays of machine guns and mortars at the door.
Yeah, this might have surprised some of the parents whose children participated in these exercises, but I mean... No, I don't have anything more to say about this. This is completely freaked out.
“Pole dancing is by nature sexy and flirtatious, and by that measure, it is for the eyes of adults, not young children,” said an anonymous user on Weibo, a popular Twitter-like microblog in China, reported Reuters.
That's why you would not call pole dancing just "dancing," like in a waltz, or a Charleston. I wouldn't even be too sure about bellydancing, but this is up to the artist, and not me.
#US #USA #Kindergarten #Education #PoleDance #NurserySchool #News #Oddity

 

Local billionaire to pay all Morehouse students' loan debts

The billionaire businessman, who received an honorary degree from the historically black school, surprised the nearly 400 graduating seniors by announcing his family would provide a grant to pay off student debt for the entire Class of 2019.
Now this is... Unbelievable, a true philanthropist, I must admit. No further comment on this.
#US #USA #News #Politics #Morehouse #Education #LoanDebt #Smith #RobertFSmith #College #Graduate

 

Local billionaire to pay all Morehouse students' loan debts

The billionaire businessman, who received an honorary degree from the historically black school, surprised the nearly 400 graduating seniors by announcing his family would provide a grant to pay off student debt for the entire Class of 2019.
Now this is... Unbelievable, a true philanthropist, I must admit. No further comment on this.
#US #USA #News #Politics #Morehouse #Education #LoanDebt #Smith #RobertFSmith #College #Graduate

 
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🤯 "Construction workers were removing chalkboards– taking them down to replace them with new Smart Boards– when they stumbled upon some older chalkboards underneath. Luckily, they stopped to examine the chalkboards before destroying them, and they quickly realized that the boards were from 1917… Nearly 100 years ago! Stuck underneath layers of other boards, these antique chalkboards had been preserved with the chalk still on them, providing an amazing view of life in a mid-20th-century classroom."
https://blog.theliteracysite.greatergood.com/1917-school-chalkboard/

#schools #education #history

 
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🤯 "Construction workers were removing chalkboards– taking them down to replace them with new Smart Boards– when they stumbled upon some older chalkboards underneath. Luckily, they stopped to examine the chalkboards before destroying them, and they quickly realized that the boards were from 1917… Nearly 100 years ago! Stuck underneath layers of other boards, these antique chalkboards had been preserved with the chalk still on them, providing an amazing view of life in a mid-20th-century classroom."
https://blog.theliteracysite.greatergood.com/1917-school-chalkboard/

#schools #education #history

 
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True words: Twenty-five years ago people could be excused for not knowing much, or doing much, about climate change. Today we have no excuse. If you really think that the environment is less important than the economy, try holding your breath while you count your money. 🙏🏼🌍 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - #climatechange #demonstration #fridaysforfuture #climate #klima #klimawandel #education #plastic #nature #change #environment #animals #trump #arctic #climateaction #science #germany #help #children #educationforall #humanrights #security #health #paris