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www/proprietary .symlinks malware-edtech.html

From: Dora Scilipoti
Subject: www/proprietary .symlinks malware-edtech.html
Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2021 14:51:18 -0500 (EST)

CVSROOT:        /web/www
Module name:    www
Changes by:     Dora Scilipoti <dora>   21/11/20 14:51:18

Modified files:
        proprietary    : .symlinks 
Added files:
        proprietary    : malware-edtech.html 

Log message:
        Moving malware-education.html to malware-edtech.html (www-discuss 


Index: .symlinks
RCS file: /web/www/www/proprietary/.symlinks,v
retrieving revision 1.6
retrieving revision 1.7
diff -u -b -r1.6 -r1.7
--- .symlinks   13 Jan 2018 08:46:07 -0000      1.6
+++ .symlinks   20 Nov 2021 19:51:16 -0000      1.7
@@ -5,3 +5,5 @@
 proprietary.html malware.html
 # RT #1264812
 malware-mobiles.html malware-phones.html
+# www-discuss 11/20/21
+malware-edtech.html malware-education.html

Index: malware-edtech.html
RCS file: malware-edtech.html
diff -N malware-edtech.html
--- /dev/null   1 Jan 1970 00:00:00 -0000
+++ malware-edtech.html 20 Nov 2021 19:51:15 -0000      1.1
@@ -0,0 +1,241 @@
+<!--#include virtual="/server/header.html" -->
+<!-- Parent-Version: 1.96 -->
+<!-- This page is derived from /server/standards/boilerplate.html -->
+<!--#set var="DISABLE_TOP_ADDENDUM" value="yes" -->
+                  Please do not edit <ul class="blurbs">!
+    Instead, edit /proprietary/workshop/mal.rec, then regenerate pages.
+           See explanations in /proprietary/workshop/README.md.
+<title>Malware in Educational Technology 
+- GNU Project - Free Software Foundation</title>
+<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/side-menu.css" 
media="screen,print" />
+ <!--#include virtual="/proprietary/po/malware-education.translist" -->
+<!--#include virtual="/server/banner.html" -->
+<div class="nav">
+<a id="side-menu-button" class="switch" href="#navlinks">
+ <img id="side-menu-icon" height="32"
+      src="/graphics/icons/side-menu.png"
+      title="Section contents"
+      alt="&nbsp;[Section contents]&nbsp;" />
+<p class="breadcrumb">
+ <a href="/"><img src="/graphics/icons/home.png" height="24"
+    alt="GNU Home" title="GNU Home" /></a>&nbsp;/
+ <a href="/proprietary/proprietary.html">Malware</a>&nbsp;/
+ By product&nbsp;/
+<!--#include virtual="/server/top-addendum.html" -->
+<div style="clear: both"></div>
+<div id="last-div" class="reduced-width">
+<h2>Malware in Educational Technology</h2>
+<div class="infobox">
+<hr class="full-width" />
+<p>Nonfree (proprietary) software is very often malware (designed to
+mistreat the user). Nonfree software is controlled by its developers,
+which puts them in a position of power over the users; <a
+href="/philosophy/free-software-even-more-important.html">that is the
+basic injustice</a>. The developers and manufacturers often exercise
+that power to the detriment of the users they ought to serve.</p>
+<p>This typically takes the form of malicious functionalities.</p>
+<hr class="full-width" />
+<div class="article">
+<p>Tech corporations have invaded the education system introducing their
+proprietary products filled with malware. Education is a field that
+allows these companies to easily spread their unjust software in all
+directions, infecting deeply every area of society.</p>
+<p><a href="/education/edu-team.html">Join us</a> in the fight against the
+use of nonfree software in schools.</p>
+<p>This page lists malicious functionalities found in software used in
+educational environments.</p>
+<div class="important">
+<p>If you know of an example that ought to be in this page but isn't
+here, please write
+to <a href="mailto:webmasters@gnu.org";>&lt;webmasters@gnu.org&gt;</a>
+to inform us. Please include the URL of a trustworthy reference or two
+to serve as specific substantiation.</p>
+<h4 id="LatestAdditions">Latest additions</h4>
+<p>Entries are in reverse chronological order, based on the dates of 
+publication of linked articles. The latest additions are listed on the <a
+href="/proprietary/proprietary.html#latest">main page</a> of the Malware 
+<div class="column-limit" id="malware-education"></div>
+<ul class="blurbs">
+  <li id="M202110250">
+    <!--#set var="DATE" value='<small class="date-tag">2021-10</small>'
+    --><!--#echo encoding="none" var="DATE" -->
+    <p>Ed Tech companies use their surveillance power to
+    manipulate students, and direct them into tracks towards various
+    levels of knowledge, power and prestige. The article argues that <a
+    companies should obtain licenses to operate</a>. That wouldn't hurt,
+    but it doesn't address the root of the problem. All data acquired
+    in a school about any student, teacher, or employee must not leave
+    the school, and must be kept in computers that belong to the school
+    and run free (as in freedom) software. That way, the school district
+    and/or parents can control what is done with those data.</p>
+  </li>
+  <li id="M202105060">
+    <!--#set var="DATE" value='<small class="date-tag">2021-05</small>'
+    --><!--#echo encoding="none" var="DATE" -->
+    <p><a
+    of school apps are sending student data to potentially high-risk
+    third parties</a>, putting students and possibly all other school
+    workers under surveillance. This is made possible by using unsafe
+    and proprietary programs made by data-hungry corporations.</p>
+    <p><small>Please note that whether students consent to this or not,
+    doesn't justify the surveillance they're imposed to.</small></p>
+  </li>
+  <li id="M202104090">
+    <!--#set var="DATE" value='<small class="date-tag">2021-04</small>'
+    --><!--#echo encoding="none" var="DATE" -->
+    <p>A zero-day vulnerability in Zoom which <a
+    be used to launch remote code execution (RCE) attacks</a> has been
+    disclosed by researchers. The researchers demonstrated a three-bug
+    attack chain that caused an RCE on a target machine, all this without
+    any form of user interaction.</p>
+  </li>
+  <li id="M202012250">
+    <!--#set var="DATE" value='<small class="date-tag">2020-12</small>'
+    --><!--#echo encoding="none" var="DATE" -->
+    <p>The HonorLock online exam
+    proctoring program is a surveillance tool that <a
+    students and collects data</a> such as face, driving license, and
+    network information, among others, in blatant violation of students'
+    privacy.</p>
+    <p>Preventing students from cheating should not be an excuse for
+    running malware/spyware on their computers, and it's good that students
+    are protesting. But their petitions overlook a crucial issue, namely,
+    the injustice of being forced to run nonfree software in order to
+    get an education.</p>
+  </li>
+  <li id="M202011090">
+    <!--#set var="DATE" value='<small class="date-tag">2020-11</small>'
+    --><!--#echo encoding="none" var="DATE" -->
+    <p>According to FTC, the
+    company behind the Zoom conferencing software <a
+    lied to users about its end-to-end encryption</a> for years, at least
+    since 2016.</p>
+    <p>People can use free (as in freedom) programs such as <a
+    href="https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Jitsi";>Jitsi</a> or BigBlueButton,
+    better still if installed in a server controlled by the users.</p>
+  </li>
+  <li id="M202004301">
+    <!--#set var="DATE" value='<small class="date-tag">2020-04</small>'
+    --><!--#echo encoding="none" var="DATE" -->
+    <p>Proprietary programs Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and WebEx <a
+    collecting user's personal and identifiable data</a> including how long
+    a call lasts, who's participating in the call, and the IP addresses
+    of everyone taking part. From experience, this can even harm users
+    physically if those companies hand over data to governments.</p>
+  </li>
+  <li id="M202003260">
+    <!--#set var="DATE" value='<small class="date-tag">2020-03</small>'
+    --><!--#echo encoding="none" var="DATE" -->
+    <p>The Apple iOS version of Zoom <a
+    sending users' data to Facebook</a> even if the user doesn't have
+    a Facebook account. According to the article, Zoom and Facebook
+    don't even mention this surveillance on their privacy policy page,
+    making this an obvious violation of people's privacy even in their
+    own terms.</p>
+  </li>
+</div><!-- for id="content", starts in the include above -->
+<!--#include virtual="/proprietary/proprietary-menu.html" -->
+<!--#include virtual="/server/footer.html" -->
+<div id="footer" role="contentinfo">
+<div class="unprintable">
+<p>Please send general FSF &amp; GNU inquiries to
+<a href="mailto:gnu@gnu.org";>&lt;gnu@gnu.org&gt;</a>.
+There are also <a href="/contact/">other ways to contact</a>
+the FSF.  Broken links and other corrections or suggestions can be sent
+to <a href="mailto:webmasters@gnu.org";>&lt;webmasters@gnu.org&gt;</a>.</p>
+<p><!-- TRANSLATORS: Ignore the original text in this paragraph,
+        replace it with the translation of these two:
+        We work hard and do our best to provide accurate, good quality
+        translations.  However, we are not exempt from imperfection.
+        Please send your comments and general suggestions in this regard
+        to <a href="mailto:web-translators@gnu.org";>
+        &lt;web-translators@gnu.org&gt;</a>.</p>
+        <p>For information on coordinating and contributing translations of
+        our web pages, see <a
+        href="/server/standards/README.translations.html">Translations
+        README</a>. -->
+Please see the <a
+README</a> for information on coordinating and contributing translations
+of this article.</p>
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+<p>Copyright &copy; 2021 Free Software Foundation, Inc.</p>
+<p>This page is licensed under a <a rel="license"
+Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</a>.</p>
+<!--#include virtual="/server/bottom-notes.html" -->
+<p class="unprintable">Updated:
+<!-- timestamp start -->
+$Date: 2021/11/20 19:51:15 $
+<!-- timestamp end -->
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