Sunday, March 18, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 3/17/18

Last update: Sunday 3/18/18 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = FBI and DHS warn that Russians are hacking U.S. infrastructure ... Other top stories = R.I.P Stephen Hawking ... Broadcom bid for Qualcom blocked by Trump ... Cambridge Analytica suspended by Facebook for misuse of data to help elect Trump

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 3/17/18

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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016

Cover Story ... Russians hack U.S. infrastructure +++++++++
  1. Russian hackers are attacking U.S. power grid and aviation facilities, FBI warns ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Washington Post, Wired, Business Insider, TechCrunch, ZDNet, Engadget, Fast Company, Forbes, The Economist, Mashable, Gizmodo

A. HBCUs ... Half-Dozen - 2
  1. Education Dept forgives relief loans given to black colleges after hurricanes
  1. We have more than $400,000 in scholarships available to black undergraduate students. Learn more and apply today for awards ranging from $5,000 to $12,000:

  1. In the last decade, more than 1,400 Spelman scholars have participated in . This year they're serving with in Chattanooga, Tenn., working with homeless in Washington, D.C., & cultivating gardens in Atlanta. Learn more:
  1. is a compilation of all of the hard work we do each and every day at Meharry. It’s our mission to serve the underserved.

B. Ed Tech  ... Dozen - 2
Top Story #1 ... R.I.P. Stephen Hawking +++++++++
  1. Scientists pay tribute to the triumph of Stephen Hawking’s life and work ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, The Atlantic, The Economist, Washington Post, Wired, Ars Technica, Motherboard, The Economist, NY Times (2), Inside Higher Ed
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  1. This Professor Uses Virtual Labs to Teach Real-World IT Skills That Employers Want
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  1. Cooper Union unveils plan to cut undergraduate tuition back down to zero in 10 years. Some wonder if it could have done better, despite ambitious cost-cutting and fund-raising goals

  1. Ashford University is the latest big for-profit bidding to become nonprofit. The university's owner, Bridgepoint Education, will seek to become an online program management company Assign To
  1. Infographic: Take a peek into the future of .
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Analytics -- higher ed applications ... 
  1. Austin Peay State University was a pioneer in predictive analytics for . Now, the university is discovering the technology’s limits. ...
MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. Not As Good As Before. But a Whole Lot Better. ...
Conferences, workshops, Twitter chats, and other events ...
  1. Couldn't make it to Austin for ? We've gathered all of our coverage in one location for your convenience:
  1. Are AI-Powered Chatbot Tutors the Future of Textbooks?
C. Info Tech  ... Dozen - 3
  1. How do you celebrate ? ... 🥧 Hula hooping for 3.14 minutes? 🥧 Embracing your irrational side?Assign To... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, The Verge, Washington Post
  1. Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ arrives: Faster CPU, Wi-Fi, 300Mbps Ethernet ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechRepublic, Digital Trends
  1. The best photos from the wild, tech-filled SXSW 2018 (via ):
Science and technology policies ...
Top Story #2 ... Trump blocks Broadcom  +++++++++
  1. Trump issued an executive order blocking Broadcom from acquiring Qualcomm, scuttling a $117 billion deal ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Washington Post, Wired, NPR, VentureBeat, CNET, The Verge, Mashable
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  1. France plans to take legal action against U.S. tech giants

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FinTech, block chain, bitcoin ...
  1. From : John Oliver Dives Into Bitcoin and Blockchain
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Self-driving and/or electric vehicles ...
  1. This was quite a week for the future of cars. Let's get you caught up ...
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. The chances of predicting a perfect March Madness bracket, which no one has ever done, could be as remote as 1 in 9.2 quintillion. Now machine learning is taking a shot. ...
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...
Top Story  #3... Facebook suspends Cambridge Analytica +++++++++
  1. How Trump Consultants Exploited the Facebook Data of Millions ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Bloomberg, Wired, TechCrunch, Wall Street Journal, Recode, CNN, The Hill, The Guardian, Vox, ZDNet, Engadget
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D. Hackers  ... Dozen + 1
  1. Our panel with founder hosted by via the Digital Artistry House has started with powerful women from & !
  1. We were excited to host at our technology center in Times Square to show girls what they can do with : |
Founders, techs, and execs
  1. Brand new podcast episode dropped today feat an interview wth , who recently exited his company after bootstrapping to millions in revenue. 🗣
Coding, courses, tutorials, & jobs
  1. Software edged out the retail and media verticals with 13.2%, driven by high demand and compensation. ...
  1. How to Get a Start with a Career in Data Science

  1. Full stack developers and machine learning engineers top the list of tech jobs with the highest salary and demand, according to Indeed. ...
  1. Job postings for data scientists are up 75% since 2015. Here are the best places to find a high-paying job in the field. ...
  1. Interested in all things ? Subscribe to these newsletters and stay up-to-date on the latest news in the world of artificial intelligence + machine learning. ...
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Hackathons, workshops, meetups, etc
  1. Deep Learning, Data Analytics, Data Visualization -- Join the Data Science discussion at our ODSC LinkedIn Group!
  1. Now on US Black Engineer: BEYA 2018: By the Numbers. ...
  1. This past weekend, a few hundred meters away from St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican hosted its first-ever hackathon. No, we're not joking ...
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E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Dozen - 4
  1. GitHub: New copyright rules could strangle software development
  1. China isn’t just investing heavily in AI—its experts aim to set the global standards for the technology as well. ...
  1. America v China: The battle for digital supremacy ... via ...
  1. Hall of mirrors: America sanctions Russians for election-meddling and cyber-attacks ... via ...
  1. O’Reilly CCO Karen Hebert-Maccaro & CTO explore how emerging and on-demand are meeting the expectations of modern learners and keeping organizations competitive Assign To
  1. Phil Long on change and relevance for higher education:
  1. Inside the right-wing YouTube empire that's quietly turning millennials into conservatives via
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Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. In case you missed it: Visibility As A Benefit: Ole Miss and UCF share their stories on courseware usage ...
F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... Dozen + 1
  1. Ex-CIA director shreds Trump after McCabe firing: You'll be remembered as a "disgraced demagogue"
  1. Trump’s surrender to the NRA ... via ...
  1. Morale Low At State Department After Only Employee Fired
  1. A lawyer for President Trump called for an end to the Russia investigation, saying it was "manufactured" by the FBI ...

  1. President Trump's lawyers say in court papers that Stormy Daniels could be liable for $20 million in damages for violating a nondisclosure pact ....
  1. President Trump openly admitted to making up a fact this week. It's the latest controversy in his relationship with the truth, writes , our chief White House correspondent. ...
  1. A teacher's gun accidentally went off during a public safety class in California. A piece of bullet shrapnel ricocheted and hit one 17-year-old on the neck, and two other students were also hit by debris. ...
  1. N.R.A. Proposes Having Second Armed Teacher in Every Classroom to Stop First Armed Teacher from Misfiring ... Borowitz via ...
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@POTUS45 in his own words ... until #2020 or #25 ... 

  1. Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!
  1. Wow, watch Comey lie under oath to Senator G when asked “have you ever been an anonymous source...or known someone else to be an anonymous source...?” He said strongly “never, no.” He lied as shown clearly on .Assign To
  1. Spent very little time with Andrew McCabe, but he never took notes when he was with me. I don’t believe he made memos except to help his own agenda, probably at a later date. Same with lying James Comey. Can we call them Fake Memos?
  1. Why does the Mueller team have 13 hardened Democrats, some big Crooked Hillary supporters, and Zero Republicans? Another Dem recently added...does anyone think this is fair? And yet, there is NO COLLUSION!

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