Bloggers’ exposure of LDOE plan help topple multi-million dollar inBloom effort to siphon off confidential student data

Very nice work, Tom. Thanks for working with me on this. We and all the parents that spoke out and worked with us really made a difference for not just our children, but millions of children, nationwide. I know I will sleep a little better. Although there is still much work to do, this is an excellent start.

Louisiana Voice

We are back from an extended Easter break and the first thing that landed on our desk was an interesting story of national import and one in which LouisianaVoice played a small but important role more than a year ago.

It was on Feb. 20, 2013, that we broke a story which almost immediately (among bloggers, that is; the mainstream media continued to ignore the impact of our revelations for several more months) produced state repercussions against John White and the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE).

That story, of course, was about the agreement between LDOE and inBloom, headed by Rupert Murdoch and supported in large part by a hefty cash infusion of $100 million by Bill Gates, that called for InBloom to provide sensitive personal data on hundreds of thousands of Louisiana school children—with no guarantee from inBloom that the data would not be susceptible to intrusion or…

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