Sunday, February 21, 2016

TECH Dozens -- Week Ending Saturday 2/20/16

Last update: Sunday 2/21/16 @ 12:30 pm

This week's cover = Graphic from tweet about Black Tech Week ... Other top stories = Judge orders Apple to help FBI hack San Bernadino Shooter's iPhone ... Apple resists court order to provide iPhone hack for FBI ... Apple vs. FBI -- allies and bystanders 

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment opportunities and more diverse entrepreneurial opportunities in information technology (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant innovations in Ed Tech and Info Tech ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 2/20/16.

A. HBCUs | B. Ed Tech | C. Info Tech | D. Hackers | E. Views  ... 

TECH Dozens 2015 ==> Q1 ... Q2 ... Q3 ... Q4 ...  Calendar 

Cover Story ... Black Tech Week ++++++++++++ 

Opening reception ... Tuesday evening 2/16/16 ...
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White House Twitter Chat ... Wednesday morning 2/17/16 ...
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Tech Summit -- Day 1 of 3 ... Wednesday afternoon/evening 2/17/16 ...
  1. Technology Summit Day 1 is a wrap! Big thanks to everyone who came out! Gear up for tomorrow!
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Tech Summit -- Day 2 of 3 ... Thursday 2/18/16 ...
  1. Good morning, dreamers & hustlers! Another awesome day as we kickoff Day 2 of the Summit. Registration is open now @ FIU Biscayne Campus!

  1. Thank you to all our partners who help power & our presenting sponsor . We appreciate you!
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Tech Summit -- Day 3 of 3 ... Friday 2/19/16 ...
  1.   brought out Mayors and Deputy Mayors around the area. That's huge!
  1. Great talk w/Dr. Thomas Mensah ... DLL Editor's note -- Dr. Mensah performed pioneering, patented research in fiber optics and other tech areas
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Women's Innovation Brunch ... Saturday 2/20/16 ...
  1. And just like that, is a wrap! Ladies come out to our Women's Innovation Brunch tomorrow! ... EVENT ... Today
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A. HBCUs ... Dozen + 2
  1.  Luma Labs selected by and to operate Technology & Innovation Incubator ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by DC
  1. RT DSU professor releases book on complex math equations: Anjan Biswas, an ...
  1. RT Microsoft Chair, FAMU Alum Thompson Talks STEM, Future Of HBCU's: Florid...
  1. Special shout out to ABC student for her enthusiastic tweets about what she's learning

  1. : To help build these future Entrepreneurs we need mentors. DREAM!
  1. . named among top 10 schools to produce Black women tech startup founders.
  1.  Legislators to draft a plan that would lower tuition & change names at NC
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Grants, awards, contracts, donations ... 

  1. Congratulations to Dr. Geary on his upcoming award!
  1. US President's Early Career Awards For 105 Scientists And Engineers: Spe... ... DLL Editor's note -- One of the recipients of this prestigious award was Dr. Jakita Thomas (Spelman College)
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B. Ed Tech ... Dozen
  1.  How will Antonin 's death impact high profile cases such as ? ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by the Chronicle
  1. All You Need to Know About ESSA in 1 Hour
  1. Technology Expands Understanding Science of Learning
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1. Marvell Technology Group to settle $750M patent suit with   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by the Chronicle
  1. Amazon Education to Launch Marketplace for Open Education Resources
  1. Zuckerberg, Powell Jobs Invest $6.4M in Ellevation to Help ELL Students
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MOOCs, online, blended ...
  1. Coursera Pilots Mentor-Guided Courses   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Ed Surge
  1.  Udemy thinks it's cracked the future of online education via
  1. Researchers still grapple with measuring quality in for-credit :
  1. New study suggests college-bound high school students hold negative views of ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Quartz
  1. Udemy hits 10M student mark, with most enrolling for professional development:
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 1
  1. IBM is now the biggest backer of blockchain, a technology that underpins Bitcoin ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Ars Technica
  1.  FCC votes to fight cable's reign over set-top boxes ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Gizmodo, Ars Technica, Re/code, PC Magazine, Mashable
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Internet of Things ...

  1. Microsoft, Intel, Samsung, & others launch IoT standards group ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Engadget
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Artificial Intelligence, robotics ...
  1. A Go Grandmaster will battle Google's AI in a $1M prizefight
  1. X Prize and IBM announce a $5 million artificial intelligence competition ()
  1. It turns out with the help of AI Mario and Luigi can save the princess without you.
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

Top Story #1 ... Judge orders Apple +++++++++++
  1. Judge Orders Apple to Help FBI Break Into San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge, Ars Technica, VentureBeat, CNET, Gizmodo, ZDNet, Engadget, The Verge, Business Insider, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, New York Times
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Top Story #2 ... Apple rejects judge's order  +++++++++++

  1. Read Apple’s unprecedented open letter about protecting the iPhone's encryption ... DLL Editor's note -- This story about Apple's resistance to the FBI request and court order also covered by TechCrunch, Computerworld, ExtremeTech, Wired, Fast Company, NY Times, Bloomberg
  1. Google CEO: FBI's request of Apple could set a 'troubling precedent' ... DLL Editor's note -- This story about Google' support and other tech support for Apple covered by Business Insider, The Verge, VentureBeat, Re/code, Bloomberg, Fast Company, ZDNet, Gizmodo
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Top Story #3 ... Apple vs. FBI -- Allies and bystanders ++++++++++
  1. Twitter, Facebook support Apple in its fight with the FBI ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, Mashable, Re/code, The Verge, NY Times
  1. State, local authorities aim to follow lead of the FBI in standoff with Apple by &  ... DLL Editor's note -- The NYPD support for the FBI position was covered by Business Insider
  1. U.S. phone companies have different obligations than Apple when it comes to court orders.
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  1.  Hackers are holding a California hospital’s network hostage for $3.6 million ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Computerworld, Engadget, Mashable, Wired, ZDNet ... Hospital paid the ransom as reported by The Verge, ZDNet
  1. The U.S. reportedly planned a major cyber attack on Iran if diplomacy failed ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge
  1. NEW: Americans feel the tensions between privacy and security concerns
D. Hackers ... Dozen 
  1. Weather didn't stop our supporters from ! We celebrate you all!
  1. S/o to for the capacity bldg support that enabled to embark on the strategic plan journey - we think you'll be proud!
  1. Tech divas w/ & join me to talk about inspiring girls to pursue STEM fields.
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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies

  1. Hats off to & others in for helping close the gender gap in ����
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Founders and techs

  1. to on the official launch of a new funding platform seeking to eliminate bias
  1. This Googler works more than 100 hours a week at her 'dream job'

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Coding & Coders

  1. According to Harvard Business Review, Data Scientist is the “Sexiest Job of the 21st Century” :
  1. One of the world's most important programmers works from home in his bathrobe in complete silence
    E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen + 3 
    1.  Don't Believe the Polls: Self-Driving Cars Are Inevitable:

    1. education is working on a new site for Open Education Resources (essay)
    1. Judge Lucy H. Koh for the Supreme Court (essay)
    1. The Revolution in Is Coming ... But When?
    1. New post to - Breakpoint: The Changing Marketplace for Higher Education -
    Apple vs. FBI -- Tech Talk
    1. The FBI wants Apple to create an iPhone backdoor: Here's how it's possible ... DLL Editor's note -- Opposition to backdoors to Apple security also discussed by Wired, Bloomberg, The Verge, Mashable (podcast) ... and a pro-backdoor position taken by ZDNet
    Long form ... good reads 
    1. When computers speak, how human should they sound? The creation of computer personalities:
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    ... plus chuckles and/or absurdities ... :-) 
    1. For $499, You Can Buy Your Kids A Little Tesla Model S From Radio Flyer by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Gizmodo
    1. Even Barbie gets a smart home and a drone in 2016 ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Endgadget

    1. Donald Trump calls for a boycott against Apple while tweeting from his iPhone   ... DLL Editor's note -- The Donald's expertise in the nuanced facets of the technical/policy confrontation between Apple and the FBI were also covered by Ars Technica, TechCrunch, Re/code, VentureBeat, The Verge, Engadget, Gizmodo
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