Sunday, March 12, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 3/11/17

Last update: Sunday 3/12/17 @ 3:30 pm
This week's cover =  Wednesday 3/8/17 was International Womens Day ... Other top stories = Uber will stop using its "Greyball" software to evade authorities ... WikiLeaks releases alleged CIA hacking tools

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 3/11/17

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

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

TECH Dozens 2016

Cover Story ... "Be bold for change" in science and tech ++++++++++
  1. Resurfacing a favorite historic feature with a few hours left on ... The female mathematician who changed the course of physics -- but couldn't get a job ...
  1. 12 unstoppable women who are making tech a better place for everyone ...
  1. First. Computer. Programmer. EVER. Ada Lovelace, you’re our hero! 💪😍
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A. HBCUS ... Half-Dozen + 1
  1. Wayne Frederick back at discussing the changing landscape of and faculty in

  1. HBCU Leadership Disappointed By Obama, Split On Whether to Trust Trump - Atlanta Black Star ...
  1. Morehouse Board Chairman Clarifies Leadership Transition Plans, Wilson to Remain as President ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Diverse issues
  1. Each summer, students participate in research programs that provide high-quality research experience.
  1. HBCU Presidents' White House Visit Debacle; HBCU alumni respond as the Trump Administration does it again and ... …
  2. immerse themselves into Apple culture in California

  3. Baltimore's historically black colleges have a new cybersecurity training program - Brooklyn ...
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen + 4
  1. How a Community College’s ‘Fab Lab’ Links Students to Growing Career Path:
  1. Our March issue is out! Great stories on accessibility, ransomware, next-gen LMS and more: (PDF)
  1. is employing tech that allows instructors to teach simultaneously at two campuses
  1. What Colleges Should Know About A Growing 'Talent Strategy' Push By Companies:
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SXSWedu ...

  1. Dr. Christopher Emdin Strikes US Education, Edtech & ‘Frenemies’ at SXSWedu:

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Competency-Based Education (CBE) ...

    1. American Public U Adds CBE to Online Mix
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. MéxicoX: Meet the Platform Funded by the Mexican Government ...
  1. Faced with an order to make online content more accessible, opts to dump troves of content instead. ...
  1. Should you outsource your online learning program management? UB's free report looks at your options
  1. Beta-testing of online courses focuses on design clarity & accessibility:
    1. How universities are leveraging technology for no-boundaries learning via  ...
    1. The 2017 honors faculty-led teams who's work advances digital . See 2016's recipients:
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 7

Top Story #1 ... Uber drops Greyball ++++++++++++++
  1. Here's what we know about Uber's "Greyball" program ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Ars Technica, Washington Post, TechCrunch, ZDNet
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  1. Tech workers live 40 to a house in high rent San Francisco ...
  1. Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin recruited its first paying customer
  1. Google DeepMind is building a blockchain-style system for healthcare. That may not sound sexy, but it matters. ...
  1. Congress just passed its first big NASA bill in more than 6 years — here's what it says ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Engadget
  1. Facebook just fired four more shots into the belly of the $53 billion server market ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ZDNet
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Climate change, emissions, solar, etc ...

  1. Tesla's Kauai solar facility will offset 1.6M gallons of fuel use per year by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Recode, The Verge
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The Cloud ...

  1. At Google Next, Google shows it's a viable player in a multicloud world
  1. THE CLOUD COMPUTING REPORT: An introduction to cloud solutions and their use cases
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Self-driving vehicles ...

  1. California says autonomous cars don't need human drivers ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by VentureBeat, Wall Street Journal
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. “Using artificial intelligence to generate artificial intelligence” ... Salesforce Einstein AI can generate models automatically ...
  1. Teaching robots to trust by ... ... DLL Editor's note -- please sit through commercials at start of video on first viewing
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Statistical learning, data science, big data, etc

  1. Google confirms acquisition of data science startup Kaggle by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by CNET, TechCrunch
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

Top Story #2 ... WikiLeaks dumps CIA hacking tools +++++++
  1. WikiLeaks claims to have the CIA's hacking toolkit  ... DLL Editor's note -- Apple's response also covered by Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, NY Times, MIT Tech Review, TechCrunch, Recode, Digital Trends, The Verge VentureBeat, Bloomberg, Wired, Business Insider
  1. Apple responds to the WikiLeaks files that suggested the CIA hacked iPhones ... DLL Editor's note -- Apple's response also covered by TechCrunch
  1. Google says it fixed a lot of the security holes the CIA exploited. ...

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Science and technology policies 
  1. Amazon Drops Fight Over Alexa Data in Murder Case:
  1. While some in academe raise concerns about march, major science groups sign on ... ... via Inside Higher Ed
D. Hackers ... Dozen + 1
  1. Thank you for recognizing us as Catalyst of the Year at the 2017 . What an honor!
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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. Only 48% of girls indicate high confidence in learning , compared to 65% of boys. Learn more:
  1. International Women's Day: tech field lacking female role models ...
  1. Actually, women do ask for raises as often as men–they just don’t get them
  1. Role models matter: Female instructors can help close the gender gap in STEM via
  1. Want a way to celebrate ? Nominate a woman working for equality in tech for a award
  1. We're proud that 44% of the students learning to code on our Code Studio platform are girls & young women.
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Founders, execs, and techs
  1. Leveling the Playing Field | Fast Company - |
  1. These Black Female Mathematicians Should Be Stars in the Blockbusters of Tomorrow via ...
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Coding & Coders
  1. Google launches machine learning competition with Data Collective, Emergence Capital ...
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen
  1. Technology alone can't solve Chicago's murder problem. a response in by
  1. Five questions about the latest WikiLeaks release:
  1. The Past, Present and Future of Big Data in Higher Ed by
  1. , doctors + : data changed patient treatment & is poised to transform
  1. A Needed Shift in Defining Higher Education Value: Using Data to Both Create and Prove Value
  1. Technology will destroy millions of American jobs
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. The Republicans’ bill to replace Obamacare, explained via
  1. To really reform the H-1B visa process will take a lot more than Friday’s freeze

  1. Melinda Gates on the world’s missing data about women
  1. Is Donald Trump the first Silicon Valley president? asks (And what does that tell us about tech?) ...
  1. This year’s education innovators are transforming how—and what—we learn. -- The 10 Most Innovative Companies in Education 2017 ...
  1. A hospital stumbled in its bid to teach a computer to treat cancer. ...
F. Chuckles ... Half-Dozen + 1

  1. Mark Zuckerberg is finally going to get a degree from Harvard
  1. Today's daily cartoon by . Follow us on Instagram to see more:
  1. ICYMI chuckles --- A bald piano guy explains why President Trump issues so many counterfactual declarations ==>

  1. Twitter turns Paul Ryan’s PowerPoint on health care into a sick meme via  ...
  1. Conservative media figures embrace conspiracy theory that CIA hacked DNC, then framed Russia
  1. Trump, Russian billionaire say they’ve never met, but their jets did — in Charlotte ... via New Yorker ...
  1. "For an expensive hotel, the Trump Tower Baku is in an oddly unglamorous location" h/t
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