Sunday, May 07, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 5/6/17

Last update: Sunday 5/8/17 @ 1:02 am
This week's cover =  Hackers loot Macron's email on eve of French election ... Other top stories = Online ed's volatile growth ... Google docs' phishing scam ... Uber's software under criminal investigation

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 5/6/17

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

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

TECH Dozens 2016

Cover Story ... Hacked emails ++++++++ 

  1.  As French Elections Nears, So Does a Step Into the Unknown ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, Wired (1), Wired (2), CNN, Engadget, Los Angeles Times, Slate, TechCrunch, The Verge, Business Insider ... plus later reports of Macron's victory and the hackers' failure by Washington Post, NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, Bloomberg
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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 ... Half-Dozen
  1.   Steps to a Successful Implementation
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Adaptive/Personalized Learning ... 

  1.  Indiana U Expands Active Learning Initiative
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...

Top Story #1 ... Online ed's volatile growth ++++++++
  1.  Report: overall college enrollment has declined + volatility in the online education market ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Chronicle, Campus Technology, Education Dive ... Digital Learning Compass summary ... Full report (pdf)
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  1.  Purdue faculty votes against Kaplan process via InsideHigherEd ...
  1.  USDLA 2017 International Awards Presented for Excellence in Distance Learning …
  1.  HarvardX boosts on-campus reuse of online course content ...
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 1
  1.  Watch NASA's Cassini spacecraft fly between Saturn and its rings

  1.  SpaceX just launched their Falcon 9 rocket––marking an official foray into the shadowy world of military and national security launches. ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, TechCrunch, Ars Technica, Wired,
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1.  Apple’s Q2 earnings in five charts ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, CNET, ZDNet, The Verge, Bloomberg, VentureBeat, Business Insider, Wall Street Journal, NY Times ... and Apple
  1.  The Fabulous Apple Cash Machine ... via NY Times
  1.  Facebook beats in Q1 with $8.03B revenue, faster growth to 1.94B users by   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Engadget, Wall Street Journal, CNET, The Verge, Business Insider, ZDNet, Recode, VentureBeat
  1.  Apple plans to create a $1 billion fund to invest in U.S. companies that do advanced manufacturing ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by MIT Tech Review, ZDNet, NY Times, Washington Post, The Verge, Wired, Business Insider, Bloomberg, TechCrunch, Recode
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Virtual/augmented/mixed reality ...

  1.  In major pivot, Facebook's Oculus shutters its VR film studio  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, CNET, Fortune, VentureBeat, Business insider
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

Top Story #2 ... Google doc's scam++++++++
  1.  Don't Fall for This Google Docs Phishing Scam:   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by CNET, Washington Post, Gizmodo, TechCrunch, Fortune, NY Times, Business Insider, Bloomberg, Wired, Ars Technica
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Top Story #3 ... Uber's criminal software ++++++++
  1.  Justice Department opens criminal investigation into Uber’s use of questionable software   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, New York Magazine, VentureBeat, Washington Post, Fortune, Forbes, Recode, Gizmodo

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  1.  Phone Hack Drains German Bank Accounts:
  1.  Germany confronts Russia over election hacking   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Reuters
  1.  The Shadow Brokers’ NSA-quality malware release isn’t just another hack
  1.  Two-factor security is so broken, now hackers can drain bank accounts   ... DLL Editor's note -- A similar story covered by Wired
D. Hackers ... Half-Dozen + 1
Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1.  eBay’s first diversity chief, , on how to make inclusion matter to everyone
  1.  The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity
  1.  Trevor Noah at the 2017 DiversityInc​ Top 50 Event! – at Cipriani

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Founders, execs, and techs
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Coding & Coders
  1.  Udacity Updates Intro to Programming Nanodegree, Slashes Prices — Class Central ...
  1.  Facebook's head of people reveals what they're hiring for right now (and why)

  1.  The fifth of six instalments in my Career Guide: Machine Learning. This one took a while. ...
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen + 2
  1.  Sanctions have not deterred Russian hackers. In fact, it's just the opposite. reports ...
  1.  Self-Driving Cars Feel Like Death Traps–Can We Be Convinced Otherwise?
  1.  Can we change how we educate people fast enough to keep pace with automation?
  1.  “Computer education will become a basic education in society."
  1.  Why the Surge in Violence Against Robots Matters
  1.  Will online learning cause half of colleges to close in a decade?

Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1.  Chk our latest BIT The Tech Life..Getting Hired video w/ 4 advice on a career at ...
  1.  Here is an in-depth look at the giant phishing attack that hit millions of Gmail users
  1.  An alternative to traditional college, that takes only a year to complete?
  1.  "Holy crud, is that right? That's so exciting" -- experts analyze the Purdue-Kaplan merger
  1.  Back to the Future of : A Meditation via ...
  1.  As Robots Displace Workers, Higher Ed ‘Will Change a Great Deal,’ Chronicle of Higher Ed ==> via
  1.  Could Donald Trump really get fired from the Presidency? (Yes):
F. Chuckles ... Half-Dozen + 1
  1.  SPICER: 'Literally impossible' to know what the GOP bill will do to Americans' healthcare
  1.  Nation’s Back Alleys Working To Expand Available Services In Anticipation Of Trumpcare Bill Becoming Law
  1.  In : Here is a series of cartoons to help you make sense of the current moment.
  1.  'He's still a head of state' — Watch Spicer defend Trump's remark that he would be 'honored' to meet with Kim Jong-un ...

    Spicer defends Trump saying he'd be 'honored' to meet with Kim Jong-un

    During Monday's daily press briefing, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer defended President Donald Trump's remark that he would be "honored" to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-u

  1.  The reason I am staying in Bedminster, N. J., a beautiful community, is that staying in NYC is much more expensive and disruptive. Meetings!
  1.  Of course the Australians have better healthcare than we do --everybody does. ObamaCare is dead! But our healthcare will soon be great.
  1.  President Andrew Jackson, who died 16 years before the Civil War started, saw it coming and was angry. Would never have let it happen!
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