Sunday, March 25, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 3/24/18

Last update: Sunday 3/25/18 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = Arctic ice at scary low levels ... Other top stories = Patterson and Hennessy win Turing award ... Zuckerberg addresses Cambridge Analytica scandal ... Uber's self-driving car kills pedestrian

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 3/24/18

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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016

Cover Story ... Shrinking Arctic ice +++++++++
  1. The loss of sea ice is a bellwether of global warming, suggesting that climate change is not just something to worry about far off in the future: It is here. ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Vox, Science Daily, NASA
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A. HBCUs ... Half-Dozen + 1
  1. HBCUs To Get Funding Hike in Federal Budget: ... via ...
  1. We are excited to kickoff our inaugural BE Smart HBCU Academy Tech Prep presented by Toyota! – at Morehouse College
  1. Today astronaut Ricky Arnold launched into space ahead of his simulcast chat with Bowie State, and students live from the International Space Station on April 9.
  1. Next fall, an expanded residency will immerse 100 students from HBCUs in a nine-month computer science program at Google’s Silicon Valley headquarters.
  1. alumna and current President Dr. Ruth J. Simmons shares her vision for and what she hopes will become the future of the institutions.
  1. Corshai Williams is the first student to attend , and we are thrilled to welcome her to our graduate program this fall!
B. Ed Tech  ... Half-Dozen + 2
  1. California Leads In Educating the Incarcerated- How it built a new generation of college students and graduates in only 3 short years?
  1. The 2018 compromise spending bill for higher education, by the numbers ... via ...
  1. When generated a huge demand for video production at Princeton University, the institution responded with organizational change, an AV upgrade and a new commitment to sharing campus resources:
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Analytics -- higher ed applications ... 
  1. "Simply having predictive analytics in place does not guarantee that the college is using those predictive tools and deploying nudges and other interventions ethically."
Competency-Based Education (CBE) ...
  1. Here's a shortlist of hybrid colleges:
MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. ICYMI: Analysis of Georgia Tech’s MOOC-inspired online master's in computer science suggests that institutions can successfully deliver high-quality, low-cost degrees to students at scale. But will other colleges follow?
  1. New issue of Online Learning Journal
  1. : How Can Video Best Support Learning and Instruction?
C. Info Tech  ... Dozen + 4
Top Story #1 ... Patterson and Hennessy's Turing +++++++++
  1. The Nobel Prize of computing' goes to Dave Patterson and John Hennessy, two professors who changed the face of chip design -- and landed at Google: ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, CNET

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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

Top Story #2 ... Zuckerberg's statement +++++++++
  1. Facebook's Zuckerberg finally addresses his data crisis head-on ... DLL Editor's note -- Zuckerberg's statement also covered by NY Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, Recode, The Verge, CNET, Motherboard, GeekWire, ZDNet, Vox ... Full text of Zuckerberg's statement on Facebook ... Zuckerberg's interviews with NY Times, Wired, Recode, CNN

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  1. Undercover video catches Cambridge Analytica executives saying they could extort politicians, send women to entrap them, and help proliferate propaganda to help their clients ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This video also discussed by NY Times, Black Enterprise, Washington Post, CNET, Gizmodo, Fast Company, Engadget, Mashable
    1. DoJ indicts Iranian hackers for stealing data from 144 US universities .. DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Washington Post, CNN, The Verge, Bloomberg, Wired
  1. Even with an additional $380 million, experts say it may already be too late to secure this year's midterm elections ...
  1. Facebook’s security chief is leaving after clash over Russian misinformation DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, TechCrunch, CNET, Engadget, GeekWire, Recode, Motherboard
  1. GitHub: Our dependency scan has found four million security flaws in public repos
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...
  1. Tesla investors approve $2.6 billion award for CEO Elon Musk ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal
  1. Amazon passes Alphabet to become the second most valuable U.S.-listed company ... To
  1. WhatsApp's co-founder, who sold his company to Facebook, says
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FinTech, block chain, bitcoin ...
  1. Google is experimenting with blockchain technology for use in the cloud: report ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Bloomberg, M.I.T. Tech Review, The Verge, Digital Trends
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Self-driving and/or electric vehicles ...
Top Story  #3... Uber Homicide +++++++++ 
  1. Tempe police release video of fatal incident involving self-driving Uber vehicle DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, LA Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Engadget, TechCrunch, NPR, Ars Technica, Wired, CNET, TechRepublic

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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. This robot fish is so legit it fools the real deal. ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, NPR, Engadget
Political context ...
  1. . announces $60 billion tariff on Chinese high-tech and other goods by
  1. For U.S. and China, a Tech Cold War That’s Freezing Over ... via ...
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D. Hackers  ... Half-Dozen + 2
  1. . Chicago was amazing. It was a day of website building, education and business development. We had developers from Italy and Tokyo, local creatives/developers, execs and business owners building sites at
Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. This is an important story, and worth at least reading these illustrated tweets. I’m retired, voluntarily, so I have no personal claim in this issue. But age discrimination is real, and illegal. ...

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    1. JP Morgan Chase announced a $500k investment into 's work. We got to talk to founder about the organization's work supporting women entrepreneurs of color. Watch on the latest episode of
    Coding, courses, tutorials, & jobs
    1. Based on actions taken on its site, LinkedIn compiled a list of the firms were professionals would most like to work. ...
    1. Technology has never moved faster, yet the languages in which it's being written remain largely the same year after year. What gives? ...
    1. McKinsey’s Succinct AI Guide Helps Executives Quickly Understand
    1. “Ten Machine Learning Algorithms You Should Know to Become a Data Scientist” by Shashank Gupta ✨
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    Hackathons, workshops, meetups, etc
    1. When reports that they officially checked in OVER 13,300 attendees at !!
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    E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Dozen + 1
    1. "...hating the man for these things can and should be mutually exclusive to the recognition we give for the great things happening for black colleges under the most unlikely and undeserving president we've ever seen."
    1. Timeline: Facebook and Google Under Regulators’ Glare ... via ... Tweet activity
    1. Now would be a good time for Mark Zuckerberg to resign
    1. Machine learning holds promise for higher ed, but only if used the right way (opinion)
    1. At the heart of this debate is whether an AI system could be held criminally liable for its actions. ...
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    Long form ... good reads ... :-)
    1. The leaders in the AI cloud will become the most powerful companies in history. But who's it going to be? ...
    1. It is one of the most—if not the most—influential gadget ever created, and the world is still grappling with everything it's changed. Presenting the WIRED Guide to the iPhone ... To
    1. Math “constitutes the language through which alone we can adequately express the great facts of the natural world,” Ada Lovelace wrote ... via @NYTimes ...
    1. Facebook's data misuse is a feature of social media, not a bug—and it’s plaguing our entire culture, writes ... via ...
    1. Globalization’s Backlash Is Here, at Just the Wrong Time ... via ...
    1. How to Fix Facebook ... via ...
    1. >> 15 In-Depth Data Scientist Interviews: Vol 1, April 2014
    1. [PODCAST] Why Professors Doubt Education Research
    F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... Half-Dozen + 2
    1. In one clause, has distilled the presidency of : “Mr. Trump watched television, reacted to what he saw on television and then reacted to the reaction.”
    1. Trump ignored warnings from his national security advisers when he congratulated Putin, including a section in his briefing materials in all-capital letters stating "DO NOT CONGRATULATE." ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times
    1. Trump’s Objections Require Some Corrections ... ...
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    @POTUS45 in his own words ... until #2020 or #25 ... 
    1. I called President Putin of Russia to congratulate him on his election victory (in past, Obama called him also). The Fake News Media is crazed because they wanted me to excoriate him. They are wrong! Getting along with Russia (and others) is a good thing, not a bad thing.......Direct message
    2. .....They can help solve problems with North Korea, Syria, Ukraine, ISIS, Iran and even the coming Arms Race. Bush tried to get along, but didn’t have the “smarts.” Obama and Clinton tried, but didn’t have the energy or chemistry (remember RESET). PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH!

    1. I am considering a VETO of the Omnibus Spending Bill based on the fact that the 800,000 plus DACA recipients have been totally abandoned by the Democrats (not even mentioned in Bill) and the BORDER WALL, which is desperately needed for our National Defense, is not fully funded.
    1. As a matter of National Security I've signed the Omnibus Spending Bill. I say to Congress: I will NEVER sign another bill like this again. To prevent this omnibus situation from ever happening again, I'm calling on Congress to give me a line-item veto for all govt spending bills!

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