Sunday, April 09, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 4/8/17

Last update: Sunday 4/9/17 @ 3:30 pm

This week's cover =  Tim Berners-Lee wins ACM's Turing award ... Other top stories = Twitter sues Feds, Feds fold ... Trump signs pro-ISP, anti-privacy bill 

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 4/8/17

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

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

TECH Dozens 2016

Cover Story ... Berners-Lee wins Turing

  1.  Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the world wide web, wins ‘computing’s Nobel Prize’ ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by MIT Tech Review, Wired, Extreme Tech, Forbes, PC Mag, CNET, MIT News ... and the ACM
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A. HBCUS ... Half-Dozen 
  1.  In research partnership at the museum, shares faculty with , & .
  2.  Morgan State’s Center awards $420,000 in research grants: .
  1.  HBCU Voices of STEM Excellence - Our latest with professor and historic grant recipient Dr. Cimona Hinton. ...

  1.  These students are ready to break the science gender barrier

  1.  We've done cancer research for nearly 2 decades. Listen 2 the podcast w Dr Lammers or visit our website 2 learn more

  1.  The College of Engineering and the Middle Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub hosted the 5th Annual STEM Expo in the Gentry Center on April 6.
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen - 3
  1.  Feature: The movement is redefining the concept of online textbooks. Read more here:
  1.  ICYMI: AIR's Co-Pilot rounds up state-specific resources and Centers related to ESSA:
  1.  Study: “Academic libraries are in transition away from serving principally as collection builders &content providers" ...
  1.  ASU Students Earn Credits for Spending a Semester in Silicon Valley
  1.  As promised in Jarrod Morgan's speech at , here is our white paper about cheating in the digital age!

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  1.  Rethink Education, Southern New Hampshire University Launch $15M Edtech Seed Fund:
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Competency-Based Education (CBE) ...

  1.  Next Gen Tools: see the environment that created for its model.
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... 2 * Dozen
  1.  Apple abandoned some of its most important users, and now it's forced to catch up ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by VentureBeat, TechCrunch, Recode
  1.  Android's popularity eclipses Windows among internet users  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, Extreme Tech
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  1.  Volkswagen invests $180 million in a Chinese AI startup
  1.  Beijing gears up for $1 trillion investment to stretch China's reach — via
  1.  Jeff Bezos is selling $1 billion of Amazon stock each year to fund Blue Origin rocket venture ...
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Climate change, emissions, solar, etc ...

  1.  It's official: China is now the world’s largest solar power producer. ...
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FinTech, block chain ...

  1.  Machine learning is now used in Wall Street dealmaking, and bankers should probably be worried.
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Internet of Things ...

  1.  How IoT is powering transportation beyond the connected car by
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Self-driving vehicles ...

  1. Verified account @verge Detroit is kicking Silicon Valley’s ass in the race to build self-driving cars
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1.  The number of robots sold in the U.S. will jump nearly 300 percent in nine years. ...
  1.  Google bets on AI in Canada with Google Brain Toronto and Vector Institute... by
  1.  "It is machine learning that is becoming the focal point of the contemporary cloud." - via ...
  1.  Android devices can be fatally hacked by malicious Wi-Fi networks by
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

  1.  Sophisticated Chinese hacking campaign infiltrates IT service providers across the globe
  1.  Fake VPN services are popping up after GOP Congress kills privacy rules
  1.  Following Apple, Google tests differential privacy in Gboard for Android by
  1.  Everything you wanted to know about VPNs (but didn’t want to ask) ...
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Science and technology policies 

Top Story #1 ... Twitter sues ++++++++++++++

  1.  Twitter is suing the government for trying to unmask an anti-Trump account ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Bloomberg, Gizmodo, Wired, CNET, Business Insider, Engadget, The Verge, Wall Street Journal
... Feds fold ++++++++++++++
  1.  Feds drop summons to unmask 'rogue' Twitter account    ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Recode, NYTimes, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Bloomberg
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Top Story #2 ... Trump signs anti-privacy bill +++++++++++
  1.  President Trump delivers final blow to Web browsing privacy rules by ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Engadget, TechCrunch, Recode
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  1.  Trump's immigration policies are opening a door to the Silicon Valley of the North
  1.  Trump has had big legislative success in one area so far
  1.  Donald Trump just made it harder to get an H-1B visa  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Recode, ZDNet
  1.  At least three states are trying to replace the online privacy rules nixed by Trump. ...
D. Hackers ... Dozen - 3

Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1.  The government says it has evidence of an 'extreme' gender pay gap at Google
  1.  In tech, the wage gender gap worsens for women over time, and it’s worst for black women
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Founders, execs, and techs
  1.  This Black Female Northrop Grumman Engineer Recognized as ‘Outstanding’
  1.  McAfee emerges as a standalone company 6 years after being scooped up by Intel. speaks with McAfee's new CEO ...
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Coding & Coders
  1.  Learn to code, get a job—and get paid well. Is this offer from coding bootcamps too good to be true?
  1.  There are now more than 14 million tech workers in the U.S.—and that number is growing
  1.  These hackathon hustlers make their living from corporate coding contests
  1.  How tech companies prowl hackathons for future stars
  1.  Certification program for mobile developers now offered via Partners ...

  1.  Blacks and Latinos are both more likely than whites to have earned money from online gig platforms in the last year
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen + 3

  1.  Fear of automation’s dark side is leading to calls for action. ...
  1.  There’s a risk that the March for Science will be regarded as a political statement, instead of a scientific one:
  1.  Why more tech companies are hiring people without degrees
  1.  Coursera’s Rick Levin on the Evolution of MOOCs and Microcredentials:
  1.  How can we achieve massive retraining of America’s workforce?
  1.  Big Data: Transcending Disciplines in Higher Education cc:
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1.  “Absolutely all of the bank’s online operations were under the attackers’ control for five to six hours." ...
  1.  "Tetris" is addictive because it relies on a feeling of progress toward an impossible goal. Uber had the same idea. 
  1.  "An increase in representation isn’t the same as an increase in diversity." ...

  1.  The Hidden Costs of Active Learning: "I am an active learning college instructor and I'm tired..."

  1.  Why Apple's Mac Pro promise matters so much to pro and corporate buyers
  1.  Goldman Sachs wants to become the Google of Wall Street

F. Chuckles ... Quarter-Dozen
  1.  Sean Spicer's press briefings, and life, become more like a workplace comedy every day

  1.  Trump fears have helped double downloads for Signal, the private messaging app. ...
  1.  A quote from a GOP lawmaker shows just how much of a mess the 'Trumpcare' process has been
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