Concerns have been raised over the use of a device management application used in subsidised computers for students in Singapore, reports Reuters. The scheme aims to ensure all students have access to computers for home learning. Devices are required to be fitted with a monitoring application designed to allow teachers to view and control student’s screens remotely, but which also captures search history in order to restrict ‘objectionable material’. Human Rights Watch points out that there is no definition of what constitutes ‘objectionable material’, and there is no transparency in decisions. This, says the NGO, undermines children’s ability to freely access information. The education ministry plans to bulk order laptops for students with the software already installed, says the news site.
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Concerns have been raised over the use of a device management application used in subsidised computers for students in Singapore, reports Reuters.
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