Coursera is learning yet another lesson learned long ago by real LMS providers: you can't fake your way to privacy and security; you have to have real measures in place. Stanford's Jonathan Mayer identifies three major flaws:
- Any teacher can dump the entire user database, including over nine million names and email addresses.
- If you are logged into your Coursera account, any website that you visit can list your course enrollments.
- Coursera’s privacy-protecting user IDs don’t do much privacy protecting.
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