Sunday, September 10, 2017

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

Last update: Sunday 9/10/17 @ 3:30 pm
This week's cover = Equifax data for 143 million customers hacked ... Other stories = Amazon will establish second headquarters ... Hundreds of electric systems hacked ... Tech leaders reject Trump's abolition of DACA

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 9/9/17

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

Cover Story ... Equifax hacked +++++++++
  1.  Hackers breached Equifax, accessing sensitive data for 143 million U.S. consumers  DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Washington Post, Bloomberg, NY Times, The Verge, NPR, Ars Technica, CNET, Wall Street Journal
  1.  There’s “no excuse” for Equifax’s catastrophic breach, say experts ... DLL Editor's note -- Negative assessments also provided by MIT Tech Review, ZDNet, PCMag
  1.  Equifax hack draws investigations by state attorneys general ... DLL Editor's note -- Investigations by Congress covered by Gizmodo, Recode
  1.  Stop what you're doing and make sure you weren't affected by the hack ... DLL Editor's note -- hack checks and remedies also discussed by ZDNet, Mashable, Fast Company ... and Equifax
  1.  Equifax has a super shady history that might explain its shady present
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A. HBCUs ... Half-Dozen + 1
  1.  NSF grant to flip classroom, online teaching approaches at Tuskegee | Tuskegee University
  1.  WVSU students recently participated in a successful launch of a NASA suborbital sounding rocket at .

  1.   Associate Professor recently published on exploring African-Americans and cancer clinical trials:
  1.  White House Now Saying HBCU Summit is On Despite Reports - Afro American ...
  2.  The JBHE Weekly Bulletin for September 7th is here. Read it now at: and subscribe here: Direct message
  3.  Dr.Das discussing research plans w/LSAMP&STEM students. Exploiting plant properties to design superoleophobic surfaces

  1.  Winston-Salem State Launches $3 Million Economic Mobility Research Center ...
B. Ed Tech  ... Half-Dozen + 1
  1.  Report: Time for a Digital Literacy Reboot in College ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Education Dive ... and the New Media Consortium (NMC) report
MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1.  Same prof, new perspective: Instructor who said students could view videos & not attend class has reversed course ...
  1.  Under the Hood: Learning Design Behind Georgia Tech’s Degrees at Scale
  1.  OLC now include one for Programs in PDF or interactive versions. Learn more:
  1.  What accounts for the slowing rate of growth? “Put simply: competition”
C. Info Tech  ... Dozen + 6
  1.  Relive the mind-blowing photos from the Voyager missions
  1.  Researchers say that people who eat higher amounts of carbs have a higher risk of dying than those who eat more fats ...
  1.  Facebook is exaggerating potential reach by millions, analyst says ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, FastCompany, Wall Street Journal
  1.  Many have theorized that quantum processes may be behind some of the brain’s more mysterious activities. ...
  1.  Drug maker faked cancer patients to sell addictive opioids, congressional report finds
  1.  Making faces: Researchers produce images of people’s faces from their genomes via ...
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

Top Story #1 ... Amazon's 2nd HQ +++++++++
  1.  America's mayors are lining up to woo Amazon ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by MIT Tech Review, Recode, GeekWire, VentureBeat, Digital Trends
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FinTech, block chain, bitcoin ...
  1.  Fast, secure blockchain tech from an unexpected source: Microsoft
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Internet of Things, the Cloud ...
  1.  Cloud usage to grow 26% annually in ed through 2021:
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Virtual/augmented/mixed reality ...
  1.  Higher learning and higher resolution: How VR is changing NYU.
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1.  The battle for AI expertise is forcing secretive Apple to try to open up ...
  1.  IBM is pouring $240 million into a new AI research lab at MIT
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

Top Story #2 ... Electric systems hacked +++++++++
  1.  Hundreds of electric systems have been accessed by a hacker group ...  DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, Ars Technica, Gizmodo ... and the Symantec report
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  1.  German election voting software riddled with holes, researchers warn
  1.  Facebook sold $100,000 in ads to Russia-controlled accounts during the 2016 campaign  DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, CNET, VentureBeat, Engadget
Political context ...
Top Story  #3... Tech supports DACA +++++++++
  1.  Silicon Valley is pretty clear about its opposition to the repeal  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Bloomberg, Wired, PCMag, TechCrunch, Business Insider
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  1.  South Korea’s defense minister suggests return of U.S. nuclear weapons to peninsula ...
  1.  China: We will never allow war on the Korean Peninsula
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D. Hackers  ... Dozen - 1
  1.  Creating & inspiring the next generation of & developers in Chicago :
Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1.  Boston Program Aims To 'Hack' Tech's Diversity Problem. ...
  1.  We're looking for our next class of Black + Latinx CS students for the 2018 Fellows Program! Learn more:
  1.  Is diversity in tech truly possible? 3 executives share their success stories
Code & Coders
  1.  Which is the fastest growing programming language? Hint, it's not JavaScript
  1.    Read up on the evolution—and contraction—of the bootcamp industry in our EdSurge Guide:
  1.  Chrome 61 arrives with JavaScript modules and WebUSB support by
  1.  Microsoft aims to take the work out of data wrangling with coming 'Pendleton' tool
  1.  Join the global AI Challenger competition from and to win a grand prize of US $300,000! ...
  1.  Which are the most important programming languages to learn? Developers reveal their top five
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E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Dozen - 2
  1.  Elon Musk: Race for AI could start World War III DLL Editor's note -- Musk's viewpoint also covered by MIT Tech Review, Mashable, Entrepreneur, TechRepublic, CNET
  1.  I just published “The Future is Hybrid: Digital Learning, Power Skills and What You Need to Succeed” ...
  1.  Advice & technologies for improving success & building camaraderie for online learners (opinion)
  1.  Nowhere to hide: What machines can tell from your face via ...
  1.  Editorial in 'Nature' sets off debate over over building names/statues that honor racist scientists...via
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Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1.  Executive's guide to implementing blockchain technology
  1.  .'s assertion that DNA can be used to create a photo-like reconstruction of you has big implications. ...
  1.  Silicon Valley’s Politics: Liberal, With One Big Exception... via  ...
  2.  Tommy Curry discusses new book on how critical theory has ignored realities of black male nests via ...
F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... Dozen + 5
  1.  Our Chairman and CEO Richard F. Smith has been named one of Atlanta's Most Admired CEOs! Read more : ...
  1.  We recently discovered a cybersecurity incident involving consumer information. Once discovered, we acted immediately to stop the intrusion.
  1.  (2/2) We apologize to our consumers and business customers for the concern and frustration this causes. Learn more: .
  1.  Equifax Impressed By Hackers’ Ability To Ruin People’s Finances More Efficiently Than Company Can
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  1.   Trump loading federal science agencies with climate change deniers
  1.  As hurricanes and wildfires rage, US climate politics enters the realm of farce via
Different world leaders view different world futures ...
  1.  Putin said the nation that leads in AI ‘will be the ruler of the world’ DLL Editor's note -- Putin's viewpoint also covered by MIT Tech Review, Engadget, CNN, Bloomberg ... and RT
  1.  We are building our future with American hands, American labor, American iron, aluminum and steel. Happy !
  1.  Putin: My relationship with Trump still has hope, but “He’s not my bride, and I’m also not his bride or groom.”
  1.  Russians Flock to Trump Properties to Give Birth to U.S. Citizens via

DACA ...
  1.  Trump Fulfills Campaign Promise Of Pushing Major Immigration Decision On Someone Else So He Can Watch TV

  1.  \President Trump's DACA Statement, Annotated. - Southern Poverty Law Center ...

  1.  To target hopeful young strivers who grew up here is wrong, because they’ve done nothing wrong. My statement:   ... DLL Editor's note -- Obama's statement on DACA covered by CNN, Washington Post, Blavity, NPR, FastCompany
@POTUS in his own words ... #FakePresident "45" until #2020 or #25 ... :-(
  1.  Congress now has 6 months to legalize DACA (something the Obama Administration was unable to do). If they can't, I will revisit this issue!

  1.  Congress, get ready to do your job - DACA!
  1.  I look forward to working w/ D's + R's in Congress to address immigration reform in a way that puts hardworking citizens of our country 1st.
  1.  For all of those (DACA) that are concerned about your status during the 6 month period, you have nothing to worry about - No action!
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