Sunday, December 04, 2016

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 12/3/16

Last update: Sunday 12/4/16 @ 2:30 pm
This week's cover =  Rule 41 greatly expands government search authority ... Other top stories = R.I.P. Dr. Debra Saunders-White ... Amazon's re:Invent 2016 conference ... Google's Gooligan malware

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 12/3/16.

A. HBCUS | B. Ed Tech | C. Info Tech | D. Hackers | E. Views | F. Chuckles

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

Top Stories 2015: Q1 | Q2 | Q3 | Q4

Cover Story ... Rule 41 ++++++++++++ 
  1. How an obscure rule lets law enforcement search any computer ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Gizmodo, Fortune, International Business Times, PC Mag
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A. HBCUS ... Half-Dozen + 3

Top Story #1 ... R.I.P. Dr. Debra Saunders-White +++++++++++
  1. We are streaming the memorial service for Chancellor live now, watch here:  ... DLL Editor's Note -- The memorial service also covered by News & Observer ... A few of the many obituaries and condolences for the passing of Dr. Saunders-White were expressed by The News & Observer, Diverse Issues, Tom Joyner Foundation
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  1. Are Nashville bridges safe? Tennessee State University engineering students are checking.
  1. DSU Student Scientists Make their Mark at AMP Conference More
  2. FAMU Students Help NASA Send Humans To Space With $5M Grant
  1. Four students were published in Advances and Application in Mathematical Sciences.
  1. DeLoatch Honored for Contributions to Diversity in Engineering Education
  1. Here's the path to inclusion laid out in DC's first-ever Inclusive Innovation report ... DLL Editor's note -- This story announced by the District of Columbia ... DC is partnered with Howard University Luma Lab
  1. Asst. prof. Dr. Yassin Jeilani awarded $100,000 grant from to prepare students for the workforce.
  1. Students from & may have helped design Dallas' bullet train station
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen + 3
  1. In one chart: Today's college student might not be who you expect.
  1. For the first time in history, students of color now represent a majority in public schools. (NCES)

  1. For-profit Colleges Expect Fortunes to Improve Under Trump
  1. Cornel West Will Return to Teach at Harvard
  1. Podcast w Chan Zuckerberg Initiative's Jim Shelton-If You Had $45 Billion, What Would You Do to Improve Education?
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  1. The National Science Foundation’s rankings of top 25 institutions in R&D expenditures:
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. Among the active aggregators of online courses and , is the only independent one—Year in Review:
  1. "40% of employers globally report difficulty filling jobs. EdX is looking to bridge the skills gap." -
  1. Here is the winning post for Best Keynote Capture!
  1. Best free online courses.
  1. Still thinking about the people we met & things we learned at . Much to be thankful for!
  1. European EdTech leaders discuss 4 trends in online learning via
  1. Oxford University: One of World's Oldest Universities, Jumps on MOOC Train — Class Central
  1. Congrats to - turns 5 years old! Great for updates, Here's a sample
  1. embraces subscription model for course access via
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 7

Top Story #2 ... Amazon re:Invent 2016 +++++++++++
  1. AWS launches Amazon Athena service for querying data stored in S3 ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NetworkWorld, ZDNet, Fortune, TechRepublic, TechCrunch, Business Insider ... and Amazon
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Top Story #3 ... Gooligan ++++++++++++
  1. New malware called 'Gooligan' is attacking Android phones .. DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by PC Mag, Ars Technica, Forbes, Mashable, TheNextWeb
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  1. The CEOs of IBM and GM will join Trump's "Strategic and Policy Forum" to advise on economic issues and job creation:
  1. These companies are vacuuming up everybody else's tech talent
  1. Stanford Study: Most students can't tell the difference between fake and real news
  1. While We Weren’t Looking, Snapchat Revolutionized Social Networks
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1. Cloud compute pricing bakeoff: Google vs. AWS vs. Microsoft Azure
  1. Cyber Monday hauls in $3.39B of online purchases, smashing the single-day sales record
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Internet of Things ...

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Self-driving vehicles ...

  1. Geohot's startup open-sources its self-driving car technology by  .. DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge, Bloomberg, CNET
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. Google's AI can translate language pairs it has never seen
  1. To think like humans, researchers are teaching robots to dream ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by PC Magazine
  1. Japan looks to create a superfast supercomputer for deep learning by
  1. The tech industry’s hunt for AI talent is luring researchers away from key universities. 🔓  ... DLL Editor's note -- Related stories also covered by Wired, VentureBeat
  1. Google's training AI to catch diabetic blindness before it's too late   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

  1. U.S. Officials Defend Integrity of Vote, Despite Hacking Fears
  1. Research confirms that Russia played a major role in spreading fake news
  1. Cybercriminals who once earned millions breaking into individual online bank accounts are now targeting the banks 🔓
  1. Facebook’s AI boss: Facebook could fix its filter bubble if it wanted to.
D. Hackers ... Dozen
  1. Thanks to Studio8 Architects for hosting AP CS P class! The scholars are learning about the intersection of design and CS.
  1. . highlights the city of & for National Entrepreneurship Month
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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. As New York's tech scene matures, diversity proves a strength
  1. New blog posted on creating a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable science & tech workforce
  1. The Kapor Center aims to make the technology ecosystem and entrepreneurship more diverse and inclusive.
  1. Diversity at startups? Not so much. For startups, having formal plans to address diversity just isn't a priority
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Founders, execs, and techs
  1. Celebrating the release of movie , & profiles notable & diverse role models in
  1. Katherine Johnson, the NASA Mathematician Who Advanced Human Rights with a Slide Rule and Pencil
  1. Rodney Williams on developing the big idea that became
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Coding & Coders
  1. App Maker is based on functionality that Google has used to efficiently build more than 300 apps for its own use:
  1. Two Sigma gives data scientists the chance to win $100,000 in an algorithm contest
  1. AWS looks to take the drudge work out of data analysis
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen + 8
  1. America’s next war may be fought online, and we’re underprepared by
  1. What Universities Can Learn from Udacity’s ‘Gig Economy’ Service:
  1. Come behind-the-scenes of with one of the first contributing software engineers!
  1. The end of the Apple dynasty? by
  1. Why can’t Silicon Valley solve its diversity problem?
  1. No, there is little reason to think that there were millions of illegal voters. Here's why:
  1. Facebook’s “Ethnic Affinities” Is Digital Racism and It’s Time to End It
  1. The world mourns 'American & African' hero Fidel Castro via
  2. I am proud to affirm that I knew and respect President Fidel Castro RIP. Fidel helped to stop apartheid in Africa and America
  1. The New York Times obituary for Fidel Castro
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. The 19 friendliest, most informative videos you've ever seen!
  1. The US tech industry will suffer if Trump tightens immigration laws
  1. How does fake news from someone with 40 Twitter followers fuel a nationwide conspiracy Trump joined in promoting?

  1. Fascinating piece: "Edtech + Academia: Two Worlds Collide?"
  1. The Importance of Investing in Black and Latino Entrepreneurs
  1. Inside the black box: Understanding AI decision-making
  1. We watched Facebook's AI education videos so you don't have to

  1. Superb piece on the politics of jobs (which beat me to the punch on a few things ...):
F. Chuckles ... Half-Dozen - 2
  1. The Trump transition, one of the biggest sleight-of-hand tricks in recent history, is already well under way.
  1. Romney now says Trump may be the man to 'lead us to that better future' after previously calling him a 'phony, a fraud'

    Mitt Romney changed his opinion of Donald Trump

    Mitt Romney, who is being considered as the next secretary of state, says he is optimistic about Trump’s presidency. But last March, Romney tried to rally the GOP against Trump.
  1. .: Trump To Step Away From Making His Businesses Bankrupt To Focus On Bankrupting Country.
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