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From: Dora Scilipoti
Subject: www/proprietary malware-education.html
Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2021 15:10:56 -0500 (EST)

CVSROOT:        /web/www
Module name:    www
Changes by:     Dora Scilipoti <dora>   21/11/20 15:10:56

Removed files:
        proprietary    : malware-education.html 

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


Index: malware-education.html
RCS file: malware-education.html
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--- malware-education.html      20 Nov 2021 08:14:55 -0000      1.5
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-<!--#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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-     files generated as part of manuals) on the GNU web server should
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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 08:14:55 $
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