April 2011: Tech in the News

2 of this week’s news stories to start classroom conversations:

Obama says White House tech is 30 years behind – The White House technology is not the high-tech version we see in the movies. Is the US at a disadvantage because our leader doesn’t have access to giant touch screens or retina scanners?

Your iPhone is silently and constantly logging your location -iPhones automatically keep a log of all the location your phone goes, in an unencrypted format. Should consumers be warned before this feature is enabled? What other ways of tracking individuals already exist in our digital world?

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