Sunday, May 14, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 5/13/17

Last update: Sunday 5/14/17 @ 3:30 pm
This week's cover =  Hackers use stolen NSA tools in massive global cyber attacks ... Other top stories = John Oliver helped crash FCC's Website ... again  ... Microsoft's Build 2017 developer's conference

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 5/13/17

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

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

TECH Dozens 2016

Cover Story ... Massive global ransomware attacks blah +++++++

  1.  For $10.69, a British researcher slowed the global cyberattack ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, NY Times 2, VentureBeat, CNN, ZDNet, Gizmodo, TechCrunch
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A. HBCUS ... Dozen 

... DLL Editor's note -- This is commencement season for HBCUs, so their current news is mostly about graduation ceremonies and celebrations ... HBCU announcements about their STEM achievements will pick up next month ... :-)

B. Ed Tech ... Dozen - 1
  1.  Observers see demise of interagency task force used by Obama administration to monitor for-profits
  1.  Colleges Pivot to Prep Students for High-Demand Tech Careers via ...
  1.  Artificial Intelligence is set to explode in highered ...
  1.  Americans see value in higher education, survey finds, but are unhappy with current system
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1.  EXCLUSIVE: Pearson, an Investor in Knewton, Is ‘Phasing Out’ Partnership on Adaptive Products
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1.  In Purdue’s New Vision, How ‘Public’ Will Kaplan U. Be? - The Chronicle of Higher Education via    ...
  1.  Distance learning is on the rise. Here's how facilitates : ...
  1.  To engage more distance learners, these professors are using robots in their classrooms. ...
  1.  Sallie Mae to offer online tutoring with Chegg
  1.  Still think this article sums it up nicely: "Stigma over online courses has gone away"
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen +1
  1.  Wharton’s online policy simulator isn’t just for wonks

  1.  How digital disruption in the retail industry is hurting Coca-Cola
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1.  Verizon buys 5G wireless spectrum holder for $3.1 billion ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Endgadget, TechCrunch
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Self-driving vehicles ...

  1.  New York joins the growing list of self-driving car testbeds
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1.  New software could help computers translate 1,000s of languages—compared to Google Translate's 90. ...
  1.   The Artificial Intelligence startups companies from Africa to watch out ...
  1.  Yes, robots are replacing workers. But there’s more to the story  ... DLL Editor's note -- Robots vs. jobs also discussed by Recode, ... and the NBER report report

  1.  Facebook is using AI to make language translation much faster  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Engadget, Wired
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

  1.  US alerted France to Russian hack targeting Macron: NSA
  1.  A Russian security software company is raising eyebrows among US officials — via
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Science and technology policies 

Top Story #1 ... Oliver hacks FCC ++++++++++++
  1.  To support net neutrality, just helped crash the FCC’s website (again) ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Gizmodo, Bloomberg, Business Insider, ZDNet, TechCrunch, The Verge, Washington Post
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  1.  EPA dismisses academic scientists from board
D. Hackers ... Dozen + 3
  1.  Amazing Hackathon yesterday In supporting our local students in
  2.  A glimpse in 's Networkshop event in collaboration with VANS, bringing together successful creatives in Chicago sharing insight.
  3.  Turning out for tech in Oakland on a Saturday: happy to be a sponsor.
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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1.  Wonderful for our work to be seen! 20 Minority Entrepreneurship Programs steadily "browning" the ecosystem -
  1.  Working hard at In3 - membership opportunities with free months still available
  1.  Kamilah , software engineer at on the Importance of Paying Attention to Patterns of Exclusion ...
  1.  I'm presenting about Tech/Inclusion at the and I'm the only black person in the room
  1.  I just published “Tech Inclusion in Detroit: Organizations and Programs That Are Driving an Inclusive Future” ...
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Founders, execs, and techs
  1.  15 black startup founders on twitter you should follow today
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Coding & Coders

Top Story #2 ... Microsoft's Build 2017 +++++++++
  1.  Everything that happened at Microsoft Build Day 1 ... ... DLL Editor's note -- Day 1 also covered by The Verge, CNET, Digital Trends, TechRadar, Bloomberg ... and Microsoft ... Overviews of Day 2 posted by Endgadget, Wall Street Journal
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  1.  What coding language should you learn? Well, Coding Dojo has some answers
    New study reveals which coding languages DC devs should learn
  1.  Huzzah, Visual Studio for Mac is now available to all
  1.  Microsoft now lets iOS developers deploy, run and test their apps directly from Windows ... q
  1.  With Cosmos DB, Microsoft wants to build one database to rule them all  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ZDNet
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Quarter-Dozen
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1.  More than half of U.S. public school students now use Google apps. Here's how Google did it: ...
  1.  Why Windows must die. For the third time
  1.  Another interesting take on the war between online and on-campus >> faculty resistance.
F. Chuckles ... Half-Dozen + 3
  1.  Trump speaking at Liberty University today: "Nothing is easier or more pathetic than being a critic." Hoo boy: The 329 People, Places and Things Donald Trump Has Insulted on Twitter since ...
  1.  How James Comey learned he had been fired
  1.  Director Clapper reiterated what everybody, including the fake media already knows- there is "no evidence" of collusion w/ Russia and Trump.
  1.  James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!

  1.  Donald Trump Announced That He Fired James Comey For Taking Too Long To Uncover His Ties With The Russian Government
  1.  A cartoon by . Swipe through more cartoons with the New Yorker Today app:
  1.  Russia must be laughing up their sleeves watching as the U.S. tears itself apart over a Democrat EXCUSE for losing the election.
  1.  'Presidential Executive Order on the Establishment of Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity'➡️
  1.  Comey lost the confidence of almost everyone in Washington, Republican and Democrat alike. When things calm down, they will be thanking me!

... plus SNL updates ==>

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