“Proctorio requested retraction of an article by Shea Swauger critical of algorithmic proctoring in the peer-reviewed journal . When the journal refused, Proctorio CEO Mike Olsen and the journal’s editor, Jesse Stommel, got into a Twitter spat.”
SLAPP lawsuits (strategic lawsuits against public participation) are bad. Surveillance apps that monitor students are bad. Proctorio does both.
One man says he lost his savings after being sued by Proctorio, whose software tracks physical movements to detect “abnormal” behavior during exams.
The depths of scumbaggery of ⁦⁩ is almost beyond belief
“As use of digital proctoring software has exploded as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, so too has the criticism of those tools. But no company has been quite as aggressive in its response to criticism as Proctorio.” Fuck them & their bullying tactics.
An Exam Surveillance Company Is Trying to Silence Critics With Lawsuits #edtech via
Anyone who registers an abnormality on Proctorio test-taking—eg, moving their head more or less often than the class average—may be flagged as suspicious... this method will discriminate against people with anxiety, cognitive, or physical conditions