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23AndMe Decides To Not Enroll Users Automatically In Relative-Matching Service

23AndMe, the DIY DNA-sequencing service, wanted to make a change to its privacy settings. Since the Food and Drug Administration stopped the company from offering and marketing information about customers’ health and vulnerability to certain diseases and medications last year, … 780 more words

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Tonight I had the pleasure of attending a well-run presentation by the Delaware State Education Association (DSEA) related to the Delaware Performance Appraisal System, currently in a revised state of its second iteration (DPAS II (r) ), and it got me thinking. 776 more words

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Someone tell me why we are rushing into the Smarter Balanced Assessments again? Oh, yeah, Greg Lavelle. That's right.

A True Opt-Out on Smart Meters

A True Opt-Out: Evaluating Health Effects in Smart Meters

Smart Meters are coming to my town, as they may be to yours.  Smart Meters, which send WiFi signals back to mission control, will likely become more popular in future years since they save utility companies money and enable people to optimize energy savings if they so desire.   1,342 more words

RFID technology - aka Tap and Go, Paypass etc - and preventable fraud

RFID technology allows a chip on your credit/debit card to wirelessly communicate with a payment device at the supermarket, petrol station, McDonalds etc, and make a payment without you having to enter a PIN. 1,015 more words

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Apple's free gift: Did U get the album 2?

Apple has just brought a whole new dimension to the issue of opt in versus opt out.

These days, a lot of the internet is “opt out”, meaning that when companies such as software vendors, web sites and social network services introduce a fantastic new feature (one that’s to their advantage for you to use), they turn it on by default. 556 more words


Poll: Will You Opt-Out Your Child From Smarter Balanced Assessment Tests or PARCC? #netde #eduDE @KilroysDelaware @ed_in_de @BadassTeachersA

Parents have already done it, written a letter to their child’s school stating their child will not be taking the standardized test this school year.  Many are contemplating it.  29 more words

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Opt Out Letter 2014-15

With the start of a new academic year, it’s important to consider your options when it comes to opting out of excessive testing for your children. 528 more words