re: NY Times Calls Out Edmodo On Security
In a follow up phone call, Edmodo CEO Crystal Hutter emphasized that the service was "built with the privacy and security of students in mind" and added that "we collect very little personally identifiable info about students." Edmodo serves, in part, as a safe social platform where students interact with their teachers, not random strangers.
She said the data center and networking expense associated with supporting full SSL are not what have been holding the company back. The only issue has been the older PCs and browsers still in place at many schools, she said. Edmodo had already decided the time had come to switch to full session SSL prior to the Times story and was already working with schools to prepare for the switch, she said.