Google Classroom and Canvas

As posted in Slack: In this article: NPR Google Hit With Student Privacy Complaint, the EFF has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, charging that Google is in violation of a legally binding agreement signed by 200 companies called the Student Privacy Pledge.” Google was also accused of having a “cozy” relationship with Obama, staff visiting the White House an average of once a week according to The Hill
Google donates generously to both sides of the isle according to The Guardian and is under the Alphabet Inc umbrella, owned by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, with Page serving as CEO and Brin as President.
Canvas, owned by Instructure under CEO Josh Coates, recently (Jan 18th) integrated with Google, allowing it to use Google Drive, Docs, Slides, etc and making it easier for users to share across those platforms, all under a “single sign-on… when users are logged into Canvas, they’re also logged into Google.” Yahoo Canvas Integration with Google . Both stocks were down slightly as of class Thursday, according to Google.