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Epic Games Fortnite Fine: It settles with FTC for Deceptive Design and Privacy Violations Towards Children

Epic Games Fortnite Fine: It settles with FTC for Deceptive Design and Privacy Violations Towards Children

Epic Games will pay $275 million for “violating children’s privacy law”, in addition to another payment of $245 million in refunds for “tricking users into making unwanted charges” within Fortnite‘s in-game store.

Consumers who believe they were unfairly charged for in-game purchases can go to a website set up by the FTC to request refunds. It is likely to take several months or longer to process those claims, the FTC said.

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The experts worldwide warning about the Digital Crisis

The experts worldwide warning about the Digital Crisis

While the world keeps turning, there are more likely 100 journalists, business professionals, authors, professors and informed citizens pointing at problems with the Tech industry which I call, after the Climate Crisis, the Digital Crisis. I’m just getting...

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Kids & teens’ mental health & development at stake with Canadian schools adopting distance learning well

Kids & teens’ mental health & development at stake with Canadian schools adopting distance learning well

What’s at stake, if teacher unions remain opposed to synchronous learning and governments like the one in Ontario focus on the number of video sessions a teacher must hold each day, as a replacement for research-based efficient elearning techniques? Simply a cohort of students ‘ mental health and intellectual capabilities. And down the line, what is at stake are increased inequalities among youth and a loss of sovereignty for Canada, when private foreign online players persuade parents who can afford it to sign up to their online learning programs for their kids.

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Two European Sustainability Workshops now in Ontario and online: The Climate Fresk and The Digital Collage

Two European Sustainability Workshops now in Ontario and online: The Climate Fresk and The Digital Collage

Come and discover the Climate Fresk (Fresque du Climat) and the Digital Collage (Fresque du Numérique) in Toronto and Ontario! These Climate Change and Sustainable Digital Technology murals, as they could also be called, are two recent sustainability workshops out of Europe. They allow the average Jane or Joe to simply and dynamically discuss our Western economies’ detrimental impact on climate change in general (for the Climate Fresk) and the true environmental impact of digital technology in particular (for the Digital Collage).

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Has Zoom improved its Privacy Practices since 2020?

Has Zoom improved its Privacy Practices since 2020?

After becoming an overnight success during the pandemic, Zoom received criticism for its privacy practices. We as an organization concerned with privacy even tried every possible way to avoid using it, as described here, in 2021. It seems Zoom reacted and improved its privacy practices however. That’s good news because it does have many useful features other tools don’t.

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Testimonials

Sandrine 

Parent of student, Aix

Very useful conference! Caroline allowed us to better understand the digital environment in which we live, and to decode its strengths and…

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Patricia

Director of the Montessori Es En Ciel School, Aix

I admit, I didn’t know what to expect with this new type of “digital citizen” workshop for Elementary and High School.

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Sandrine 

Parent of student, Aix

Very useful conference! Caroline allowed us to better understand the digital environment in which we live, and to decode its strengths and…

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