An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Record: Many apps used by schools contain features that can lead to the “unregulated and out of control” sharing of student data to advertising companies and other security issues, according to a report published Monday by the nonprofit Me2B Alliance. The report follows up on research published by the group in May, which audited 73 apps used by 38 schools to find that 60% of them were sending student data to a variety of third parties. Roughly half of them were sending student data to Google, while 14% were sending data to Facebook.
In the update, Me2B specifically looked at the use of a common feature called “WebView,” which allows developers to integrate web pages into apps. Although the feature allows schools to include dynamic details — like calendars and results of sporting events — in apps without having to update the