Here’s What We Know About Google’s Chromebook Internet Outage

Sydney Johnson, EdSurge, Dec 06, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Atlantic explorer Ben Saunders lost access to all his Spotify music because he had been without internet for a month. Meanwhile, thousands of students lost Chromebook access this wweek as a result of a “botched WiFi policy update pushed out by Google that caused many Chromebooks to forget their approved network connection." There should be a lesson in this. The internet is a great service to access, but depending on that access creates a risk. The result: “diversifying how our devices authenticate, locally or on the cloud, is something that we will really take a look at going forward.”

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