Senators seek to protect schools from cyberattacks

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A group of U.S. senators wrote a letter to the Departments of Education and Homeland Security urging stronger action against cyberattacks on schools, Nextgov reports. “K-12 schools are increasingly coming under cyberattacks from a diverse set of actors, driven largely by the rapid rise of ransomware,� they wrote. In an op-ed published by Nextgov, University of North Carolina-Greensboro Professor of Management Nir Kshetri writes using artificial intelligence-based surveillance software to monitor students’ online activities may cause privacy harms, adversely impact minorities and enhance security risks.

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