Mr Gould, who heads the tech privacy advocacy group SAFEGOV, says it is already happening, with students targeted with advertising outside school based on their online data from the classroom."Some of these ads might be for things that are innocuous like running shoes, some might be for things slightly less healthy like fast food or junk food, and some might be for things that are positively dangerous like gambling or drugs or nude web cams," he said.
Many Australian schools - both public and private - use Google Apps for Education and many have taken steps to protect the privacy of students online.
Google Australia would not provide a spokesperson for an interview, but told 7.30 that "Gmail scans and indexes email for multiple purposes, including spellcheck, virus and spam protection" and that "automated scanning ... Some schools have chosen not to entrust student data to giant internet companies with servers overseas, with many - including Abbotsleigh School for Girls in Sydney - developing their own intranets."Our services are here onsite.
We can guarantee for instance that there is no data mining happening with our data because it's here and it's not been given over in a trust relationship with anyone outside Abbotsleigh," principal Judith Poole said.
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But anyone eager to view the event should keep in mind some safety tips.Google's lawyers have admitted the company scans and analyses millions of student emails.They have also stated that web email users have no legitimate expectation of privacy.How’s this for an “edgy” new ad: In a poster displayed on a subway, a woman is shown bowing her head and holding a hand over her face in shame. Millions of people love the Big Mac.” A toll-free phone number is also shown on the poster, with the idea that anyone “suffering” from problems like this poor woman can call the number for help.Turns out the number (800-244-6227) connects you to a Mc Donald’s corporate line.It can guess with a high degree of accuracy what your intentions are when you write an email and the kinds of things that you might be interested in."A suite of education-specific software developed by Google, called Google Apps for Education, boasts 30 million users worldwide.