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A key point every educator using Google needs to remember is that, at the end of the day, Google is an advertising company.

How Google Took Over the Classroom nyti.ms/2raVLDR

@clintlalonde In fact, they made 86% of all revenue from advertising this last quarter (Q1 2017). They are an advertising firm at the start, middle, AND end of the day.

@clintlalonde I think folk should be more wary of "bigger picture risks". Harvesting *individual* kids data creates not just ethical but real legal issues in many jurisdictions. So I don't think Google *want* this as such; more valuable are interests and desires of "anonymised" *groups* esp pre-teens and teens, "innocent/non controversial" stuff like what food/drinks they like; to trade with junk food marketers in nations where directly advertising this on kids TV is now illegal

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