News in Brief
Suit Filed Against Google Over Student Privacy
Google is being accused of invading the privacy of students using laptop computers powered by the Internet company's Chrome operating system.
In a complaint filed last week with the Federal Trade Commission, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital-rights group, alleges that Google rigged its Chromebook computers in a way that enables the company to collect information about students' Internet search requests and online video habits. The foundation says Google is dissecting the activities of K-12 students so it can improve its digital services.
Google disputes the unflattering portrait and says it isn't doing anything wrong.
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