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Facebook, Instagram and Twitter Harms Wrap-up

One of the things we measured in our 2022 US K12 EdTech Safety Benchmark was the presence of risky trackers within the school’s website. In fact, we recorded the presence of Facebook and Twitter trackers (amongst several others) within the school websites.   Similar...

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Flash Guide #1: What is the Me2B Alliance:  A Safe Software Standard for the Internet

Flash Guide #1: What is the Me2B Alliance: A Safe Software Standard for the Internet

The Me2B Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit creating a safe and just digital world through standards development and independent technology testing. We are a new type of Standards Developing Organization (SDO) – involving everyday people in creating the standard for safe and respectful technology. We also perform independent testing and audits of connected technology, like websites and mobile apps.

Me2BA Sees Progress in Google’s “Pre-Announcement” for an Independently Audited Safety Section in Google Play Store

Me2BA Sees Progress in Google’s “Pre-Announcement” for an Independently Audited Safety Section in Google Play Store

On May 6, 2021, two days after the Me2B Alliance published our report on data sharing in school utility apps, Google issued a “pre-announcement” describing major improvements to app labeling in the Android app store.

The announcement signals a serious intention to not only catch up to Apple’s privacy label, but surpass it, by introducing independent validation of the Android app privacy information.