Sunday, October 15, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 10/14/17

Last update: Sunday 10/15/17 @ 3:30 pm
This week's cover = Israeli spies caught Russian spies who used Kaspersky software ... Other stories = New/better IPEDS data for full time/part time first time/transfer students ... Nobel Prize in economics awarded to an American ... Google's balloons bring wireless service to Puerto Rico

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 10/14/17

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

Cover Story ... Israeli spies spy Russian spies +++++++++
  1.  Israeli intelligence agents caught Russian spies searching millions of computers for U.S. intelligence data. ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Washington Post, NY Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Gizmodo, ExtremeTech, Engadget
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A. HBCUs ... Dozen - 1
  1.   professor, Dr. Lloyd Williams partners w/ to help make the tech industry more diverse .
  1.  Two new HBCU funding opportunities from are posted on our website: . Don’t miss out!
  1.  A new $16.3 million grant fr/ will create Research Center in Minority Institutions. Learn more ➡️
  1.   prof. & team use $2 million grant to convert waste to gasoline Farmers will see immediate benefits
  1.  SU professor a contributor to the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics | Southern University and A&M College
  1.  HBCUs Part of $122 Million Research Consortium Fighting Minority Health Disparities ...
  1.  Goldman Sachs will be hosting an HBCU Leadership Summit in NYC on Nov 27-29 ... Application Deadline is Oct. 29 by 11: 59 p.m. ET ... See attached poster for details
B. Ed Tech  ... Half-Dozen + 1
Top Story #1 ... New/better IPEDS data!!!!!! +++++++++
  1.  . expands tools for measuring postsecondary outcomes, including those of part-time & adult students ... ... DLL Editor's note -- The IPEDS First Look Report can be obtained HERE

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Top Story #2 ... Nobel Prize in economics +++++++++
  1.  American professor wins Nobel Prize in economics for trying to understand bad human behavior ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, NY Times, LA Times, Bloomberg, New Yorker, Business Insider, Fast Company ... and the Swedish Royal Academy
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  1.  New data from finds small increases in course loads can improve student success
  1.  What is the best research telling us about the effectiveness of ?
  1.  Academics Are Among 'Genius' Grant Winners via ... Tweet activity
Competency-Based Education (CBE) ...
  1.  What does WGU's bad audit mean for competency-based education?
MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1.  A South Texas University Turns to to Help Commuters, Students in Mexico via
C. Info Tech  ... Dozen + 4
Top Story  #3... Google's baloons +++++++++
  1.  Google's parent got the OK from the FCC to bring wireless service to Puerto Rico using giant balloons ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by LA Times, CNET, ZDNet
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  1.  China’s e-commerce giant is investing heavily in AI and quantum computing. ...
  1.  Branson joins Hyperloop board as it targets $200 million funding  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by CNET
  1.  Cloud computing spending is growing even faster than expected
  1.  Utah has a thriving technology hub — giving rise to at least five companies valued at more than $1 billion ...
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FinTech, block chain, bitcoin ...
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...
  1.  The T-Mobile website allowed hackers to access your account data with just your phone number
  1.  Accenture left a huge trove of highly sensitive data on exposed servers
  1.  Google reveals that Russian-linked accounts used its ad network to interfere with the election  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Washington Post, NY Times, LA Times, The Verge, VentureBeat
  1.  Equifax Website Hacked to Serve Malware Because of Course It Was
Science and technology policies ...
  1.  IRS suspends $7.2 million Equifax contract

Political context ...
  1.  JUST IN: Manafort found to have $60 million relationship with Russian oligarch: report   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Business Insider
  1.  18 states sue Trump for ending key ObamaCare payments
  1.  Facebook and Twitter deleted data tied to Russian accounts that targeted 2016 election voters ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Mashable
  1.  House lawmakers hope to release Facebook ads bought by Russian agents during the 2016 presidential election ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Gizmodo, FastCompany, Engadget
  1.  Chief Justice John Roberts calls data on gerrymandering 'sociological gobbledygook.' via ....
D. Hackers  ... Dozen
Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1.  Roughly two-thirds of blacks, half of Hispanics say discrimination is a major problem in the tech industry
  1.  Apple's VP of diversity believes '12 white, blue-eyed blonde men' is a diverse group of people
  1.  Creating & inspiring the next generation of & developers in Chicago :
  1.  Women in leadership roles see jump in PayPal’s latest diversity numbers ...
  1.  Help us build 2018. Submit Black & Latinx startup founders here:
Code & Coders
  1.  Steve Wozniak launches an education program to help people enter into the tech workforce quickly, affordably ...
  1.  What is Docker, and why does it matter for the enterprise? ... podcast

  1.  We partnered with sponsor to bring you the first 7 episodes of Gigaom's new podcast  ...  ... ... podcast
  1.  Google's new program, “Grow with Google,” aims to create an online destination for job seekers and local businesses ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, CNET, TechCrunch, Fast Company
  1.  AWS, Microsoft launch deep learning interface Gluon ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by M.I.T. TECH Review, VentureBeat, GeekWire
E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Half-Dozen
  1.  Trump is truly showing the power of whiteness. With it, anything is possible. Anything is tolerable. Anything is bearable. Anything is ok.
  1.  Beyond Kaspersky: How a digital Cold War with Russia threatens the IT industry
  1.  Amazon determines how people shop, Google how they acquire knowledge, Facebook how they communicate, what next? ...
  1.  Opinion | Faster, Steve Bannon. Kill! Kill! ... via ...
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Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1.  It was really not that long ago that surgery was brutal and deadly. ... ... podcast
  1.  Replying to  A data firm that was first explored in detail by Motherboard back in January: ...
F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... 2 * Dozen - 4

  1.  Friday Night Music, moron edition: Tillerson reacting to Trump's desire for 10X nuclear arsenal, so: ...
  1.  Trump says he met 'the president of the Virgin Islands,' which is him
  1.  Trump’s frustration and fury rupture alliances, threaten agenda ... via ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times


  1.  Trump’s Puerto Rico video tells positive story by careful selections and omissions ... via  ...
  1.  Trump’s attitude to sufferering on Puerto Rico an ominous indicator of his likely attitude toward fatalities on the Korean Peninsula
  1.  How Trump set up Obamacare to fail ... via ... ... DLL Editor's note -- Comments on Trump's executive order provided by NY Times
  1.  Trump threatens NBC's license over fake news report
  1.  President Trump's Lawsuit Against The Estate Of Johannes Gutenberg
  1.  Opinion | Eminem's anti-Trump freestyle wasn't meant for the resistance "His real targets are his fans" ... via @WashingonPost ... ... DLL Editor's note -- Eminem's "full" lyrics with expl*tiv*s includ*d can be found here
  1.  Daily Cartoon: Thursday, October 12th ... via  ... Caption = "Dad? Can you anti-Trump freestyle me to sleep?"

@POTUS45 in his own words ... until #2020 or #25 ... 
  1.  "Puerto Rico survived the Hurricanes, now a financial crisis looms largely of their own making." says Sharyl Attkisson. A total lack of.....
  1.  ...accountability say the Governor. Electric and all infrastructure was disaster before hurricanes. Congress to decide how much to spend....
  1.  ...We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever!
  1.  The time has come to take action to IMPROVE access, INCREASE choices, and LOWER COSTS for HEALTHCARE! 


    The time has come to give Americans the freedom to purchase health ins across state lines - creating a truly competitive national marketplace that will bring costs way down & provide far better care.
  1.  Today, I announced our strategy to confront the Iranian regime’s hostile actions and to ensure that they never acquire a nuclear weapon.

    President Donald J. Trump's Full Remarks:

  1.  The Failing set Liddle' Bob Corker up by recording his conversation. Was made to sound a fool, and that's what I am dealing with!
  1.  Since Congress can't get its act together on HealthCare, I will be using the power of the pen to give great HealthCare to many people - FAST
  1.  Nobody could have done what I’ve done for with so little appreciation. So much work!
  1.  With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!
  2.  Network news has become so partisan, distorted and fake that licenses must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked. Not fair to public!
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