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STOP GOGUARDIAN!

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Recently, Montclair High School purchased a software program called "GoGuardian" which effectively violates the rights and privacy of its users. GoGuardian is a tool that "is a classroom management tool for Chromebooks. It allows teachers to see what is on the screen of every student in their classroom. They can see the active tab the student is currently working on, as well as any other tab in the browser. These tabs can be sites, documents, games, etc., that may be open but not in use."

To summarize, they would be able to see:

-the browser history of users

-viewing history of users on sites like YouTube

-search history of users

-location of users

-what apps and extensions users are active on

-login time of users

-IP address of users

Due to the software working through Google school accounts, it is virtually impossible for students to receive an education during this time without having their privacy violated. Banking information, medical information and general private content on user's computer can visible to not only the school, but GoGuardian. In an age of data being mined and sold, teachers and students alike have profound concern around the genuine privacy of having this software active on computers. Please join us in the fight for the cybersecurity for Montclair High School's staff and students.

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