Sunday, September 17, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 9/16/17

Last update: Sunday 9/17/17 @ 2:30 pm

This week's cover = Cassini's grand finale on Saturn ... Other top stories = Apple's iPhone event -- September 2017... Equifax hacked because of failure to fix known bug... Comparing Apple vs. Samsung specs, prices, features

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant #EdTech innovations in the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 9/16/17

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

Cover Story ... Cassini's grand finale +++++++++
  1.  Some of our favorite postcards from our journeys at Saturn, now available in a free, downloadable e-book:  ... DLL Editor's note -- Cassini's mission also covered by Bloomberg, NY Times, National Geographic, Vox, Washington Post ... and NASA's Grand Finale Toolkit

  1.  The Cassini team reflects on how it feels to say goodbye to their spacecraft
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A. HBCUs ... Quarter-Dozen -1
  1.  HBCU RESEARCH Magazine Highlights Innovation and Cutting-Edge Scientific Discoveries at Historically Black ... - B… ...
  1.  Bennett Belles complete highly competitive NSF research experience program! 💙🔔 ...
B. Ed Tech  ... Dozen - 1
  1.  Harvard rescinds Chelsea Manning's fellowship...via ...
  1.  Survey of Tech in Education Finds Mixed Results
  1.  College textbooks are going the way of Netflix via
  1.  Feds release data on nondegree credentials, including certificates and licenses via ... to Top
Analytics ... 
  1.  Learning Analytics: Coming Out From Behind the Curtains
MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1.  Learning Design Behind Georgia Tech’s Degrees at Scale via   ...
  1.  Orientation programs set online learners up for success ...
  1.  Accreditor denies Arizona community college's bid to expand online... via ...
  1.  As Harvard professor reverses course on online lectures, debate over flipped classrooms remains via  ...
C. Info Tech  ... Dozen + 5
Top Story #1 ... Apple's iPhone event +++++++++
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  1.  Apple Unveils Three New iPhones, But The Watch Sends Shares Up ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Business insider, Wired, Mashable, VentureBeat, Gizmodo, The Verge, GeekWire, TechRepublic, PCMag, Engadget, CNET, Wall Street Journal ... and Apple
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  1.  NASA satellite images show how Hurricane Irma devastated the Caribbean
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Top Story  #3... Apple vs. Samsung +++++++++
  1.  Apple iPhone vs Samsung Galaxy models: Specs, prices, and features compared  ... DLL Editor's note -- Comparisons also made by CNET, ExtremeTech, Business insider
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  1.  Amazon’s quest for an HQ2 underscores Seattle growing pains  ... DLL Editor's note -- Boston as a candidate for Amazon's HQ2 discussed by Bloomberg
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FinTech, block chain, bitcoin ...
Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1.  Algorithmic bias is becoming a major societal issue at a critical moment in the evolution of machine learning and AI ...
  1.  The future of AI depends on a huge workforce of human teachers
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Big data, statistical learning, analytics ...

  1.  It's 200,000 times more powerful than a top-of-the-line laptop, and uses enough energy to power 12,000 homes ...
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

Top Story #2 ... Equifax failed to fix bug ++++++
  1.  It seems was hacked using a two-month-old vulnerability that it could have protected itself against. ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, Wired, ZDNet, ExtremeTech, Ars Technica, NY Times
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  1.  A change requested by the Trump administration will allow the NSA to keep information it acquired illegally
  1.  Some Equifax customers who sought safety got burned in the data breach via   ...
  1.  Researchers catch Microsoft zero-day used to install government spyware:
  1.  Report: Android cybersecurity attacks up 40%, here are the top 3 threats
  1.  Federal agencies were ordered to remove from their computers antivirus software made by a Russian technology company ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by CNET

Political context ...
  1.  Facebook has given Mueller extra details on Russian ad spending, source says ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Hill, Wall Street Journal
  1.  University of California sues Trump over DACA repeal
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D. Hackers  ... Dozen - 2
  1.  A glimpse in : & developers in Chicago in various areas:
Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1.  Black Girls Code receives $255,000 from General Motors to launch in Detroit by
  1. Verified account @KaporCenter Kauffman Foundation Awards $4.3 Million in Grants to Organizations that Support Women and Minority Entrepreneurs
  1.  . is launching in Detroit with a $255,000 gift from :
  1.  Connect with black tech pros who share your interests visit:   
Founders, techs, and execs
  1.  Miss our live interview with 's ? Watch the entire interview here:
Code & Coders
  1.  Brand new courses await you in the Nanodegree program, including learning 3.6! ...
  1.  Why is Python Growing So Quickly? Because it's dead simple to code in. ...
  1.  . works w/ HBCUs & other insts to offer free tech training to college students
E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Half-Dozen
  1.  Robots made from DNA could one day transport medicine inside your body
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Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1.  RT, Sputnik and Russia’s New Theory of War ... via ...
  1.  Is CRISPR really such a big deal? Simply: Yes. Here's why, and the nitty gritty of how the gene-editing tool works -

    Your Guide to Understanding How CRISPR Works
  1.  What Could We Lose if a NASA Climate Mission Goes Dark? ... via ...
  1.  After decades as laboratory curiosities, some of quantum physics’ oddest effects are beginning to be put to use ... via
F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... Dozen + 1
  1.  Cassini Probe Realizes Too Late This Was A Setup All Along
  1.  xtremely great opportunity: Equifax is hiring fraud specialists ... JOBs!!!

  1.  “We tried our best, but it’s time to pass the torch.”

  1.  Texas Governor Warns It Could Be Decades Before State Fully Ready To Talk About Climate Change
  1.  President Trump demanded an apology from ESPN over a commentator’s tweet calling him a white supremacist ...
  1.  Is Jemele Hill right about Trump and white supremacy? Yes. ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Blavity, Sports Illustrated, Washington Post
  1.  White House Rejects Supremacist Label ... Borowitz via  ...
  1.   "calling" for punishing anyone critiquing her race-baiting boss is somehow both tragic and comic at the same time.
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@POTUS in his own words ... #FakePresident "45" until #2020 or #25 ... :-(
  1.  I spoke with President Moon of South Korea last night. Asked him how Rocket Man is doing. Long gas lines forming in North Korea. Too bad!
  1.  Fascinating to watch people writing books and major articles about me and yet they know nothing about me & have zero access. NEWS!
  1.  ESPN is paying a really big price for its politics (and bad programming). People are dumping it in RECORD numbers. Apologize for untruth!
  1.  Guys dont lose faith in Trump. He is going to Hes just negotiating. Until a deal is done, DONT PANIC!
  1.  Replying to  The travel ban into the United States should be far larger, tougher and more specific-but stupidly, that would not be politically correct!
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