Sunday, September 24, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 9/23/17

Last update: Sunday 9/24/17 @ 11:50 pm
This week's cover = Facebook will share Russian political ads with Congress ... Other stories = Trump appoints new Executive Director for White House Initiative on HBCUs ... Intel & Waymo (Alphabet/Google) form self-driving partnership ... Equifax confirms more failures 

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 9/23/17

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

Cover Story ... Facebook's Russian ads +++++++++
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A. HBCUs ... Dozen - 2 
Top Story #1 ... New Exec for HBCU Initiative +++++++++
  1.  White House hires new HBCU executive director to fulfill Trump's promises to black schools ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Washington Post, Inside Higher Ed, The Root, LA Times, PBS, Diverse Issues, Chronicle ... HBCU Digest reports new Director's introductory remarks
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  1.  DLL Storify of first full day of National HBCU Week Conference 2017 ... 2==>
  1.  Congratulations to the 2017 All-Stars! We look forward to the great work you will do.

  1.  HBCU Technology Summit to be Held at Morehouse College - (press release) ...
  1.  ICYMI: , join forces for medical research. How much is involved and what does it mean? ...
  1.  Learn more about the great work of Fayetteville State University ...
  1.  Innovative Strategies for HBCUs Proposed at CBC Conference: ... via  ...
  1.  This James Comey called on students to become well-rounded citizens and prepare to make a difference  ... DLL Editor's note -- Student protest of Comey's speech covered by The Root, CNN, Diverse Issues, Washington Post, HBCU Digest, LA Times, Inside Higher Ed

B. Ed Tech  ... Half-Dozen + 2
  1.  Department of Education confirms initial approval of both Kaplan and EDMC deals
  1.  Support for state free tuition programs grows
  1.  Video has become as ubiquitous in higher ed classrooms as big screens in the gym and Hulu in residential halls:
MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1.  ICYMI: Education Dept.'s inspector general calls for Western Governors to repay $713 million in federal aid  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Chronicle
  1.  Test Driving the Road to Online Success
  1.  California community colleges partner with WGU
  1.  One theme of Consortium for Humanities Instruction report--the online classroom can be quite different than f2f:
  1.  The Case for Online Learning via ...
C. Info Tech  ... 2 * Dozen - 2
  1.  NASA shares Hurricane Irma photos of Caribbean islands
  1.  Microsoft's subsea speed monster: A cable 16 million times faster than your broadband
  1.  Companies can now insure against a wide array of threats from cyberattacks ...
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Top Story #2 ... Intel-Waymo (Google) partnership +++++++++
  1.  Intel's newly disclosed relationship with Waymo is a match made in heaven ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by VentureBeat, The Verge, Business Insider, CNET, Engadget ... and Intel
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Climate change, emissions, solar, etc ...
  1.  We may yet be able to meet the most ambitious of goals from the Paris climate pact. ...

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FinTech, block chain, bitcoin ...
  1.  How blockchain could transform the way international aid is distributed
  1.  What's an ICO? Like an IPO, but with digital coins
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Virtual/augmented/mixed reality ...
  1.  Everything you need to know about augmented reality now that it’s invading your phone
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1.  One AI parses millions of leaked passwords to learn how to create new ones, while the other AI learns to judge them. ...
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Big data, statistical learning, analytics, data science ...

  1.  IBM's Watson Data Platform aims to become data science operating system
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

Top Story  #3... More Equifax failures +++++++++
  1.  Equifax Confirms Another 'Security Incident' ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, CNET
  1.  Equifax has been sending consumers to a fake phishing site for almost two weeks  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, The Verge, ExtremeTech

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  1.  CCleaner hackers attacked Microsoft, Intel, Cisco, and other tech giants ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, Engadget, Gizmodo, The Verge, Ars Technica, TechCrunch, ZDNet, Motherboard, PCMag
  1.  Hackers targeted election systems in 21 states, DHS says  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge
  1.  Another Verizon leak exposed confidential data on internal systems
  1.  An SEC hack may have resulted in illicit trading, chairman says
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D. Hackers  ... Quarter-Dozen
Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1.  Have a great startup that's leveraging tech to disrupt bias? Apply for the 3rd annual
Code & Coders
  1.  Which programming languages earn you most money? Use this calculator to check

E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Half-Dozen + 2
  1.  Educators meet to ask: How fast should academic innovation happen?
  1.  Researchers are stress-testing machine-learning algorithms—and it's not going well for the algorithms. ...
  1.  Book review: Cathy Davidson's ’The New Education’ is powerfully argued and beautifully written (opinion)
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Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1.  10 milestones in AI history, from neural networks to ‘Jeopardy!’ wins ... To
  1.  Facebook was simply not built to handle some of the problems emerging with the social network, writes ...
  1.  Some are calling the push for gender equality in Silicon Valley a "witch hunt" against men ...

F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... 2 * Dozen - 4
  1.  U bum already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up
  1.  .: “I am politicizing my son’s health problems. Because I have to.”
  1.  GOP Leaders Confident They’ll Have Cruelty Necessary To Pass Healthcare Bill
  1.   President Trump said it’s a ‘hoax’ that Russian sources purchased ads on Facebook: ...
  1.  In a few short lines, Trump took his best opportunity yet to ease tensions with North Korea and reduced it to rubble ...
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@POTUS in his own words ... #FakePresident "45" until #2020 or #25 ... :-(
  1.  Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!
  1.  If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL,or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect....
  1.  ...our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem. If not, YOU'RE FIRED. Find something else to do
  1.  Roger Goodell of NFL just put out a statement trying to justify the total disrespect certain players show to our country.Tell them to stand!
  1.  If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see change take place fast. Fire or suspend!Direct message
  1.  If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see change take place fast. Fire or suspend!
  1.  Sports fans should never condone players that do not stand proud for their National Anthem or their Country. NFL should change policy!
  1.  ...NFL attendance and ratings are WAY DOWN. Boring games yes, but many stay away because they love our country. League should back U.S.
  1.  ...NFL attendance and ratings are WAY DOWN. Boring games yes, but many stay away because they love our country. League should back U.S.
  1.  The greatest influence over our election was the Fake News Media "screaming" for Crooked Hillary Clinton. Next, she was a bad candidate!
  1.  The Russia hoax continues, now it's ads on Facebook. What about the totally biased and dishonest Media coverage in favor of Crooked Hillary?
  1.  Today, I announced a new Executive Order with re: to North Korea. We must all do our part to ensure the complete denuclearization of .

    North Korea - Executive Order Announcement

    This EO provides us w/powerful new tools, but I want to be clear: the Order targets only one country-North Korea. The regime can no longer count on others to facilitate its trade & banking activities.
  1.  The🇺🇸has great strength & patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy .
  1.  Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won't be around much longer!
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