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Student Surveillance: How Hackers Can Help Protect Student Privacy - Jessy Irwin BSides San Francisco 2015 (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

Student Surveillance: How Hackers Can Help Protect Student Privacy
Jessy Irwin

BSides San Francisco 2015

Since 2011, billions of dollars of venture capital investment have poured into public education through private, for-profit technologies that promise to revolutionize education. Designed for the "21st century" classroom, these tools promise to remedy the many, many societal ills facing public education with artificial intelligence, machine learning, data mining, and other technological advancements. But these tools are also being used to track and record every move students make in the classroom, grooming students for a lifetime of surveillance and turning education into one of the most data-intensive industries on the face of the earth. This talk will investigate some of the technologies being adopted in schools and the nefarious ways they are used in classrooms that endanger student privacy from kindergarten through college. .

Jessy is a marketing communications professional working in Cybersecurity + Privacy at FleishmanHillard. She is passionate about improving the state of security in technology, and can often be found on Twitter proclaiming her love for tacos and caffeine.

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