Sunday, June 25, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 6/24/17

Last update: Sunday 6/25/17 @ 3:30 pm
This week's cover = Obama's secret struggle to punish Russia for meddling in U.S. election ... Other top stories = Kalanick resigns as UBER CEO ... U.S. supercomputers are no longer among world's top three ... Russia hacked U.S. election systems in 21 states

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 6/24/17

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

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

TECH Dozens 2016

Cover Story ... Obama's struggle ++++++++++++ 

  1.  Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Atlantic, Gizmodo, Engadget

  1.  Trump lashes out at Obama over latest report on Russian election meddling ... ...... DLL Editor's note -- President Trump's belated admission that the Russians hacked the U.S. election also covered by CNN, NPR, Slate
  1.  Analysis: The emerging timeline of Obama and Russia that is giving Democrats heartburn ...
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A. HBCUS ... Half-Dozen + 3
  1.  Middle school girls learning skills at Bowie State show off their computer projects and compete for prizes! – at Bowie State University

  1.  We partnered with to bring access to markets, capital, and mentors to minority-led startups.
  1.  - & are at the forefront of sustainability and environmentally conscious HBCUs! ...
  1.  3 Tougaloo students joined others from schools in prostate cancer research : ...
  1.  Dr. Ruth Simmons named interim President of Prairie View A&M University. Click link for official statement: ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by HBCU Digest, Texas Tribune
  1.  Three Female Doctoral Graduates Break Barriers in Engineering ...
  1.  Bill Helping Black Colleges Signed Into Law - ...
  1.  Accepting a $20,000 donation from for Closing the Gap fund.
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen + 3
  1.  What’s At Stake in President Trump’s Order to Revamp Apprenticeship Programs:
  1.  U San Francisco is exceeding its goals & the students are doing well academically
  1.  University of Michigan will offer free tuition for some students ...
  1.  Technology is changing the way institutions approach traditional disciplines ...
  1.  “These are often very high-achieving students & they leave because life happens, not because they were doing poorly” ...
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Competency-Based Education (CBE) ...

  1.  “The storm has hit”: Competency-based education leaders building partnerships to address skills shortfall:
  1.  States take on competency based education ...
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1.  Infographic: Research shows seeking more support, career services
  1.  Study: Online Students Want Interaction, Community
  1.  Top Hat Launches Courseware Online Marketplace for Higher Ed
  1.  A solution for students who leave campus for their summer jobs, but have required classes  ...
  1.  Massive List of MOOC Providers Around The World. ...

  1.  Student Feedback on Quality Matters Standards for Online Course Design:
  1.  Infographic: Breaking down the demographics of online students. ...
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... 2 * Dozen + 4

Top Story #1 ... Kalanick resigns +++++++++
  1.  Uber's founder, Travis Kalanick, stepped down as CEO after a shareholder revolt ... ... DLL Editor's note -- Kalanick's resignation also covered by Wall Street Journal, The Verge, TechCrunch, Ars Technica, Washington Post, Business Insider, Bloomberg ... plus background stories by NY Times, Bloomberg, MIT Tech Review, Fast Company, NPR, Wired, Wall Street Journal
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Top Story #2 ... U.S. supercomputers in 4th place ++++++++
  1.  Supercomputing Top500: US knocked out of 'top three most powerful' list ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by MIT Tech Review, PC World, IEEE Spectrum ... and TOP500
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  1.  We're one step closer to getting cheaper, faster Internet from space ... via @WashingonPost ...
  1.  Satellites have never been able to beam quantum particles over long distances—until this moment ...
  1.  NASA found ten Earth-size planets with conditions ideal for water  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by GeekWire, The Verge
  1.  Unplugging is nearly impossible now; by 2026 it will be even tougher experts say
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1.  Kroger takes a $7 billion hit as Amazon deal compounds struggles
  1.  Robots help speed your Amazon orders but there are still some limits to what they can do. ...
  1.  Yes, is still richer than you -- and everyone else, says Forbes
  1.  John Mackey was making $1 a year at Whole Foods. Those days are probably over via
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FinTech, block chain, bitcoin ...

  1.  If you're just tuning in to blockchain, here's a quick catch-up ...
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Self-driving vehicles ...

  1.  Self-driving shuttles are coming to the University of Michigan
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1.  Google and its rivals are pushing into machine-learning diagnoses
  1.  Wisconsin is now the third state to allow delivery robots
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Statistical learning, data science, big data, etc

  1.  A big prize in Amazon's deal with Whole Foods deal: lots and lots of shopper data ...
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

Top Story #3 ... Russia hacked 21 states ++++++++++++
  1.  Feds: Russia Targeted Election Systems in 21 States: ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by CNN, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, NY Times
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  1.  GOP data firm behind largest known leak of US voter data in history:
  1.  Google will no longer scan your Gmail for ad targeting ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by PCMag
  1.  UK Parliament gets hit by hackers
  1.  Microsoft says "no known ransomware" runs on Windows 10 S — so we tried to hack it
  1.  GOP Contractor Exposes Personal Information of 198M Voters:  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, Washington Post, CNET, Digital Trends, ZDNet, Gizmodo, The Hill
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Science and technology policies 

  1.  Trump wants a "sweeping transformation" of government, he says at meeting with tech execs  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, Mashable, Gizmodo, GeekWire, CNN, Mashable, Bloomberg, Fortune, NY Times
  1.  Six members of Trump's advisory council on HIV/AIDs have resigned
  1.  15 state AGs join lawsuit against Trump repealing Obama methane regulation rule
D. Hackers ... Dozen - 2

Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1.  “How do I choose what companies to apply to? I look at the list of partners because I know they are looking for someone like me.”
  1.  Research shows students of color engage in computer science when they use it as a tool for empowerment:
  1.  The first Cincinnati Blacks In Technology meetup was a success. Thanks to everyone that came out!
  1.  Blacks In Technology announces partnership with - |
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Founders, execs, and techs
  1.  When Silicon Valley execs suddenly make billions, they turn to this man to help them give it away - |
  1.  Black billionaire shares secret to success with young Black men
  1.  Tested Celebrates National Week of Making, Day 4 featuring tech diva Kai Morton via
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Coding & Coders
  1.  #4: We built the Nanodegree program w/ , the experts who train Fortune 500 companies ...
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Hackathons, workshops, meetups, courses, etc

  1.  For those that missed the Kapor Impact Awards last night, here is a link to the recording.
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen + 4
  1.  Opinion: How Democratic timidity may have helped Trump get elected ...
  1.  Could Travis Kalanick be like Steve Jobs, and run Uber once again? ...
  1.  Trump's betrayal of his voters, the total phoniness of his populism, can seem to be boring old news. But we need to keep it front and center
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1.  Russia is using Ukraine as a cyberwar testing ground—a laboratory for perfecting new forms of global online combat: ...
  1.  Four major themes about the future of the online social climate
  1.  ICYMI, our most read story this week: Fixing the Textbook Model
  1.  From music to maps, how Apple’s iPhone changed business ... via ...
  1.  The Blockchain Is Going to Revolutionize Central Banking - ProMarket ... To
  1.  The Race to Solar-Power Africa ... via New Yorker ...
  1.  Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of

  1.  How to Avoid a Post-Scholar America - The Chronicle of Higher Education ... via ==>
  1.  Artificial intelligence and privacy engineering: Why it matters NOW
  1.  How well can we get along with machines that are unpredictable and inscrutable? ...
  1.  Q&A with outgoing president of Thomas Edison State via ...
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F. Chuckles and/or Fake News ... Dozen
  1.  Stephen Colbert went to Russia to "announce" his 2020 run for president ... "I thought it would be better to cut out the middleman" ...
  1.  Opinion: We catalogued nearly every outright lie Donald Trump has told publicly since taking the oath of office ... message
  1.  In 2017, tweets are official presidential statements
  1.  Sean Spicer Cradling Comfort Pig Throughout Briefing
  1.  . an are getting sued by the coal industry after a “Last Week Tonight” segment

  1.  Trump Accidentally Records Over Comey Meeting Tape With Idea For Candy Hotel
  1.  Robert Mueller Begins Thirteenth Day Undercover As White House Janitor
@POTUS ... in his own words ... 
  1.  With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea...
  1.  Replying to  ...whether there are "tapes" or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings.
  1.  I am very supportive of the Senate . Look forward to making it really special! Remember, ObamaCare is dead
  1.  Just out: The Obama Administration knew far in advance of November 8th about election meddling by Russia. Did nothing about it. WHY?
  1.  Democrats would do much better as a party if they got together with Republicans on Healthcare,Tax Cuts,Security. Obstruction doesn't work!
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ICYMI ... John Oliver's comments about coal for which he & HBO are being sued.  
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