Sunday, July 02, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 7/1/17

Last update: Sunday 7/2/17 @ 11:30 pm
This week's cover =  Petya's destructive cyber attack posing as ransomeware ... Other top stories = Genomic medicine in primary care, risks & benefits ... SpaceX completes two Falcon 9 landings ... Facebook has more than 2 billion monthly active users

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 7/1/17

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

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

TECH Dozens 2016

Cover Story ... Petya's attack ++++++++++++ 

  1.  Petya ransomware attack: What it is, and why this is happening again  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, Business Insider, The Verge, Bloomberg, Ars Technica, CNET, TheNextWeb, TechMeme, Gizmodo, Wired, NY Times
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A. HBCUS ... Dozen + 2
  1.  Intel wants to encourage black students to stick with STEM through this HBCU grant ... DLL Editor's note -- Separate announcements from Prairie View A&M
  1.  Morgan State faculty and students participate in and research program: .
  1.  What's so inspiring about camp? explains.

  1.  Inside the Howard West campus at Google headquarters. ...
  1.  Morehouse Board of Trustees Appoints New Interim President, Mr. Harold L. Martin Jr. -
  1.  "I'd never met a Black female getting an undergrad degree in in my life until I got to "
  1.  Dr. Johnson O. Akinleye Elected 12th Chancellor of North Carolina Central University. Read more here:

  1.   is happening on campus this summer. 100+ local school children, aspiring to be scientists.
  2.  Wiley Freshmen: STEMulate your summer at Math Camp July 15-28! (Sponsored by the National Science Foundation)
  1.  's Department of Chemistry and Physics Faculty Serve as Mentors for TRIO High School Students through REAP:
  1.  Morgan State receives $352,000 award from Abell Foundation to fund the university’s greenhouse, plant science: .
  1.  In 2016, a $10K OLC went to a team. See why & apply for the 2017 Awards by 7/15:
  1.  Congratulations to the selected in the 4.5 million Intel STEM Pathways Grant! ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Black Enterprise
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen - 1
  1.  Latest higher ed innovation enhances adult learning programs ...
  1.  Does Redesigning Classrooms Make a Difference to Students? via ... To
  1.  Just over 18M students enrolled in higher ed nationally last semester, down 2.4M compared to fall of 2011. ...
  1.  What Happened to Inspire, the Tech Giant's Education Marketplace?
  1.  Know an outstanding leader? Nominate them for the Sally M. Johnstone Award! Learn more
  1.  Companies are commodifying job seeking practices like networking and mentoring, and it's raising questions.
  1.  Building Faculty Buy-In on Digital Courseware, new framework from  and ... message
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1.  Ten Most Popular Starting in July 2017  ...
  1.  Coursera Gets a New CEO: Jeff Maggioncalda Takes Over From Rick Levin — Class Central ...
  1.  Purdue and Kaplan: A Good Business Deal that May Hurt Students
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 5

Top Story #1 ... Genomic medicine ++++++++++
  1.  We performed full clinical interpretation of 50 healthy patients' genomes (PMID 25612602) and reported the findings to PCPs. 2/n ... DLL Editor's note -- This study discussed by Wired, NPR, Science, Business Insider, Washington Post, MIT Tech Review ... and Vassy's Report
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Top Story #2 ... SpaceX success +++++++++++
  1.  SpaceX successfully completed two Falcon 9 landings in one weekend ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by MIT Tech Review, ExtremeTech

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  1.  It’s the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, so watch Steve Jobs unveil the very first one: ... ... DLL Editor's note -- The anniversary of the iPhone also covered by Gizmodo, The Verge, Fast Company, the Onion
  1.  A Mississippi power plant—the biggest proof of concept yet for clean coal—has failed to deliver on its promise. ...
  1.  Boaty McBoatface returns from its inaugural mission, bringing back boatloads of data from the Antarctic.  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Gizmodo
  1.  From Tesla to SpaceX, this is absolutely everything Elon Musk is working on
  1.  Incredible new observation shows supermassive black holes orbiting each other
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

Top Story #3 ... Facebook's 2 billion +++++++++
  1.  Facebook now has 2 billion monthly active users  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by VentureBeat, ZDNet, Fast Company, TheNextWeb, Recode, GeekWire
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  1.  The richest US families own a startling proportion of America's wealth
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Climate change, emissions, solar, etc ...

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FinTech, block chain, bitcoin ...

  1.  IBM landed a big win in the race to sell blockchain to Wall Street ... via ...
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Self-driving vehicles ...

  1.  Florida is now the fourth state to permit delivery robots on sidewalks:
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

  1.  Trump voter-fraud panel's data request of all states is a gold mine for hackers, say experts

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Science and technology policies 

  1.  New German law forces Facebook to remove hate speech or pay over $50 million ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times
  1.  NATO decides cyber attacks could trigger collective defense clause
  1.  Canada says court order to pull Google results applies worldwide  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by VentureBeat, The Verge,
  1.  Top 5 tech rivals join forces to shape policy—and push back against the government
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D. Hackers ... Dozen + 4
  1.  A super fun day 1 of our summer program at with lots of cool chemistry experiments.

  1.  Day 3 of our FULL TIME youth pipeline development coding cohorts. 4 classes, twice per weekday, 8hrs per day, in our communities.

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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1.  Beefed-Up National Business League Aims to Empower Black Entrepreneurs
  1.  Experts: Data Science and Analytics Skills Essential for Minority Students via ...
  1.  Google hires Danielle Brown as VP of Diversity, says 20% of tech employees are now women
  1.  A powerful group of black lawmakers is pressuring Uber to hire more diverse executives: ...
  1.   We’ve partnered with General Motors () to bring and to underrepresented girls in Detroit
  1.  From : The Top Cities for Minority Entrepreneurs (Infographic)

  1.  Kauffman Foundation Awards $4.3 Million in Grants to Organizations that Support Women and Minority Entrepreneurs
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Founders, execs, and techs
  1.   Y Combinator-Backed Ghanaian Startup OMG Digital Closes $1.1M Seed Funding ...
  1.  EBay’s First Diversity Chief On How To Make Inclusion Matter To Everyone | @eBay@Villager
  1.  Twitter hires Candi Castleberry-Singleton as VP of Inclusion and Diversity

  1.  Meet the digital activist who’s taking human prejudice out of our machines
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Coding & Coders
  1.  Will the next generation of data scientists be the last? That are human of course.
  1.  What does it take to become a data scientist? Get started with . ...

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  1.  How three professors are studying, practicing, and improving data science education with Coursera: ...
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen - 3
  1.  Large companies and monopolies have always existed, but something alarming is happening this time around. ...
  1.  In measure after measure of well-being in rich nations, Americans are among the worst off
  1.  Meet the 50 Smartest Companies of 2017. Some are dynasties, others are new, all dominate business and tech.  ...
  1.  Trump once again dives head first into the shallow end of a topic he understands with very little—if any—depth ...
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Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1.  Most popular Coursera’s Specialization in 2016 - Data Science from Johns Hopkins University. Source:
  1.  Women in Tech Speak Frankly on Culture of Harassment via ...
  1.  Matthew Pittinsky calls for disarmament in tension between entrepreneurs and educators. ...
  1.  Brought to you by tech-backed nonprofit : computer science in public schools ...
  1.  Carl Wieman makes an evidence-based plea for better science instruction in new book ... ...
F. Chuckles & Fake News ... 2 Dozen + 5
  1.  Alec Baldwin will continue doing his Donald Trump impression for ‘SNL’ ...
  1.  Twitter has issues, and President Trump is on the cover  ... DLL Editor's note -- ICYMI The original news item that sourced this fake news was published by the Washington Post
  1.  Keeping Jobs In America: Trump Has Convinced An Accordion Player Not To Move To China
  1.  Anti-cyberbullying crusader Melania Trump defends her husband’s cyberbullying
  1.  Condoleezza Rice believes Trump is a good guy who 'stands for our values'
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... @POTUS ... in his own words ... plus countdown ... :-(
  1.  Watched low rated for first time in long time. FAKE NEWS. He called me to stop a National Enquirer article. I said no! Bad showAssign To
  2.  If Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, they should immediately REPEAL, and then REPLACE at a later date!
  1.  Word is that Van Susteren was let go by her out of control bosses at & because she refused to go along w/ 'Trump hate!'
  1.  Numerous states are refusing to give information to the very distinguished VOTER FRAUD PANEL. What are they trying to hide?
  1.  I am extremely pleased to see that has finally been exposed as and garbage journalism. It's about time!
  1.  Crazy Joe Scarborough and dumb as a rock Mika are not bad people, but their low rated show is dominated by their NBC bosses. Too bad!
  1.  The FAKE & FRAUDULENT NEWS MEDIA is working hard to convince Republicans and others I should not use social media - but remember, I won....
  1.  Replying to  ....the 2016 election with interviews, speeches and social media. I had to beat , and did. We will continue to WIN!
  1.  I am thinking about changing the name CNN to !
  1.  My use of social media is not Presidential - it’s MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL. Make America Great Again!
  1.  I heard poorly rated speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came..
  1. Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!
  1.  The Democrats have become nothing but OBSTRUCTIONISTS, they have no policies or ideas. All they do is delay and complain.They own ObamaCare!
  1.  The reason that President Obama did NOTHING about Russia after being notified by the CIA of meddling is that he expected Clinton would win..
  1.  ...and did not want to "rock the boat." He didn't "choke," he colluded or obstructed, and it did the Dems and Crooked Hillary no good.
  1.  The real story is that President Obama did NOTHING after being informed in August about Russian meddling. With 4 months looking at Russia...
  1.  ..under a magnifying glass, they have zero "tapes" of T people colluding. There is no collusion & no obstruction. I should be given apology!
  1.  Republican Senators are working very hard to get there, with no help from the Democrats. Not easy! Perhaps just let OCare crash & burn!
  1.  From my first day in office, we’ve taken swift action to lift the crushing restrictions on American energy. Remarks:
  1.  The , sometimes referred to as the guardian of Amazon not paying internet taxes (which they should) is FAKE NEWS!
  1.  Some of the Fake News Media likes to say that I am not totally engaged in healthcare. Wrong, I know the subject well & want victory for U.S.Assign To
  2.  The failing writes false story after false story about me. They don't even call to verify the facts of a story. A Fake News Joke!
  1.  I just finished a great meeting with the Republican Senators concerning HealthCare. They really want to get it right, unlike OCare!Direct message 
  2.  With ZERO Democrats to help, and a failed, expensive and dangerous ObamaCare as the Dems legacy, the Republican Senators are working hard!
  1.  The dishonest media will NEVER keep us from accomplishing our objectives on behalf of our GREAT AMERICAN PEOPLE! 🇺🇸
    The FAKE MEDIA is trying to silence us - but we will not let them!
    The FAKE MEDIA is trying to silence us - but we will not let them. We won & they lost! The dishonest media will NEVER keep us from accomplishing our objectives on behalf of our GREAT AMERICAN PEOPLE!

We end this week's TECH Dozens with some tech-savvy cartoons from xkcd, beginning with a DLL Editor favorite ==> ... click "Previous", "Random", or "Next" for more of same ... :-)
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