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0345a_ February 9, 2018_ Truth About Tech: Addiction by Design_ By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. _ World Net Daily

Donna Jack
July 10, 2018

“Give me just one generation of youth, and I’ll transform the whole world.”-  Vladimir Lenin

Carole Haynes had this article published in the World Net Daily.

Portions from the article are below, and you can read the entire article here:  http://drcarolehhaynes.com/index.php/articles/digital-learning/252-truth-about-tech-addiction-by-design

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Truth About Tech: Addiction By Design

By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. February 9, 2018 World Net Daily

“What many parents have suspected is now being exposed by former Silicon Valley employees: that tech companies have designed their digital products to be addictive.

“The Center for Humane Technology, which was recently founded by former Google and Facebook employees, has joined forces with media watchdog, Common Sense Media. In their first campaign – Truth About Tech – they will educate millions of consumers about the dangers of tech products and pressure tech companies to create less addictive and less intrusive products.

“Tech companies incorporate techniques within the digital products that result in user addiction. Continue reading

0323_March 28, 2018_Facebook is deeply enmeshed in education data mining and it’s probably affecting your children_ McGroarty_ J Robbins

Donna Jack
April 10, 2018

Facebook is not the friend of its users.  Emmett McGroarty and Jane Robbins have another well-researched, documented, eye-opening article.

Quotes from article below:

many schools and districts routinely use Facebook to communicate with students and parents, but the social-media site may be embedded as a key component of personalized learning (actually depersonalized learning, as it marginalizes teachers in favor of training students by machine).

“Perhaps parents will now stop trusting and start demanding answers about the online platforms – not just Facebook — their children are forced to use at school. What data is being collected, who has access to it, and what are they doing with it?

“If the answers aren’t satisfactory, parents should demand that their children be taught without the technology that creates such massive threats to privacy. Perhaps a teacher and a book?

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From: Donna Garner <wgarner1@hot.rr.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 10:59 AM

3.28.18 – Daily Caller
http://dailycaller.com/2018/03/28/facebook-education-data-mining-affects-children/

 “Facebook Is Deeply Enmeshed In Education Data Mining
And It’s Probably Affecting YOUR Children”

 EMMETT MCGROARTY AND JANE ROBBINS
Director, Senior Fellow, American Principles Project

Revelations about the machinations of Facebook and Cambridge Analytica have illuminated the gaping holes in so-called “data security” at Facebook. The personal information of approximately 50 million people was given to (apparently not stolen by) Cambridge, a political profiling firm that used the data to create highly detailed voter profiles for the 2016 Trump campaign. The fact that the Obama campaign did essentially the same thing in 2012 hasn’t muted the outrage. Continue reading