Published Online: December 8, 2015
Published in Print: December 9, 2015, as Suit Filed Against Google Over Student Privacy

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Suit Filed Against Google Over Student Privacy

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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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