Tag Archives: Application

Geotagging and Location Based Services Privacy Concerns

Geotagging and location based services are exploding and universities must address the privacy and security issues in their mobile computing strategies. Additionally, colleges and universities should take deliberate steps to help students and their employees better understand how to manage the … Continue reading

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User Experience and Other Thoughts

During these last two weeks I have been focusing on some new client needs and fixing the blog’s user experience while taking a bit of a vacation from writing. I have used this time to get caught up on some … Continue reading

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Case Study: Arkansas State University Privacy Policy and Web Trackers

This is a case study of the Arkansas State University privacy policy and the prevalence of web trackers on ASU websites. Although this case study is specific to Arkansas State University, the approach and tools used along with the findings … Continue reading

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Facebook Like Button Violates University Privacy Policy

The Facebook Like button is on so many college or university websites even when the Facebook Like button violates most every college and university privacy policy. I realize your chief marketing officer, foundation director and director of alumni relations love the … Continue reading

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Got Web Beacons, Tracking Cookies or Browser Fingerprinting?

Web beacons, tracking cookies, pixel trackers and browser fingerprinting are used increasingly on college and university web sites. Unfortunately, most CIO’s and Chief Marketing Officers have very little knowledge of these web trackers presences and are naive as to their … Continue reading

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Big Data in Higher Education

Big data in higher education is one topic I will finally admit that I just can’t get excited about. Mostly because I question the existence of big data in higher education and the collective willingness to take any action on … Continue reading

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Alternative Payment Systems Reducing the Cost of College

Alternative payment systems can reduce the cost of college for students, add convenience, and eliminate the cost of tuition payment systems. In many ways this should be a no-brainer for CFO’s and CIO’s. Yet roughly 50% of all colleges and … Continue reading

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