Sunday, April 01, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 3/31/18

Last update: Sunday 4/1/18 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = SpaceX receives FCC permission to launch 4,425 satellites for Internet broadband network ... Other top stories = Waymo (Alphabet/Google) forms autonomous driving partnership with Jaguar Land Rover ... FBI asked court to order Apple to open a phone before trying its own tech ... Security of 150 million Under Armour users compromised

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 3/31/18


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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016



Cover Story ... SpaceX 4,425 Internet satellites +++++++++
  1. SpaceX is seeking to create a 4,425-satellite broadband network that the FCC believes will provide internet to underserved parts of America and the rest of the world. ... https://t.co/BKJ3mx7Y09 ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Washington Post, LA Times, Business Insider, ZDNet, Engadget, The Verge, Gizmodo, Digital Trends, TechCrunch, Ars Technica
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A. HBCUs ... Dozen - 4
  1. Paul Quinn is in a grocery-store desert, so it turned its football field into a farm. Now it sends more kale to the NFL than it did football players. ... https://t.co/3h09eAWHlS
  1. Cardin and Van Hollen Secure Robust Funding Increase for HBCUs in Maryland
  1. U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young provided a stirring keynote speech at today's / Technology Infusion Road Tour at !
  1. Two Nobel Prize recipients were among those who visited MSM on Tuesday to kick off a $250,000 lectureship endowment. This endowment is aimed at continuing the work of Drs. Peter and Marlene MacLeish.
  1. MT/HBCU-led clean energy initiative receives grant Includes @TSU_EDU
  1. Last week, hosted the inaugural BE SMART HBCU Academy: Tech Prep presented by Toyota at Morehouse College in Atlanta.
  1. They Wanted Desegregation. They Settled for Money, and It’s About to Run Out ... via
  1. SSU's Master of Science in Urban Studies and Planning program will host the sixth annual Urban Planning Conference this Friday.
B. Ed Tech  ... Half-Dozen + 3
  1. Canada announces 24 scholars recruited worldwide, many from top American universities
  1. Apple is going head-to-head with Google in education
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  1. Apple is going head-to-head with Google in education
Competency-Based Education (CBE) ...
  1. ICYMI: Is Competency-Based Education Worth the Investment?
MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. . says it isn’t competing w/colleges, and instead is focusing on skills and trainings that they hear employers want.
  1. Report: Adaptive Learning, Learning Analytics Are Most Wanted Tech for Online Programs
  1. . shared it will be offering programs in computer vision, natural language processing, deep reinforcement learning and programming with python. Assign To
Conferences, workshops, Twitter chats, and other events ...
  1. Recap: How Could Artificial Intelligence Shape the Future of Higher Education?
C. Info Tech  ... Dozen + 1

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Self-driving and/or electric vehicles ...
Top Story #1 ... Waymo-Jaguar partnership +++++++++
  1. Waymo, Jaguar Land Rover form autonomous driving partnership -- DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, LA Times, Bloomberg, Wired, Digital Trends, Recode, TechCrunch, Forbes

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  1. California says goodbye to Uber’s driverless cars ✋ ... DLL Editor's note -- UBER's ban in Arizona covered by The Verge
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. Robots are normally seen as threats to workers in advanced countries, but the risk may be at least as great in less developed places. ... https://t.co/V4pUo1Zhym
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...
Top Story #2 ... FBI vs. Apple's locked phone +++++++++
  1. D for effort ... FBI Barely Tried to Hack San Bernardino iPhone Before Going to Court With Apple ... https://t.co/SixExkoulo ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Washington Post, LA Times, ZDNet ... and the report from the FBI Office of the Inspector General
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Top Story  #3... Under Armour hacked +++++++++
  1. Under Armour says a data security issue has affected 150 million users ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, ZDNet, Engadget, Mashable, Gizmodo, The Verge


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  1. . hits Facebook again over privacy concerns ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by CNET, Wall Street Journal, Engadget
  1.   Retweeted
    Atlanta’s city government has been partially paralyzed for days by a cyberattack. Traffic tickets can't be paid online. Wi-Fi at the airport is down. ... https://t.co/gtSCjQ4w1r
  1. "I think it is completely reasonable to say that there could have been a different outcome of the referendum had there not been, in my view, cheating," Christopher Wylie, the Cambridge Analytica whistle-blower, said about the Brexit vote ... https://t.co/rC8ET4dPx4
  1. The DEA wants in on new iPhone unlocking tool GrayKey
  1. The FTC is officially investigating Facebook for the Cambridge Analytica data scandal:
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Science and technology policies ...
  1. The Trade Issue That Most Divides U.S. and China Isn’t Tariffs ... via ... https://t.co/qnPukV243L
  1. Census Question on Citizenship Spurs States to Join in Lawsuit ... via ... https://t.co/KrkH02EAhz
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D. Hackers  ... Dozen - 3
Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. Former engineer suing Google: "It sucks to be a woman in tech"
  1. 27 Black Women Have Now Raised Over $1 Million in Venture Funding: 2018 ... https://t.co/KNGQAtApyJ
Founders, techs, and execs
  1. Great convo with and about leveling the playing field for youth of color. ... via @HigherEdSurge ... https://t.co/W37lNBwZgE
Coding, courses, tutorials, & jobs
  1. . is using machine learning to make your spreadsheets smarter ... https://t.co/1qcNzNbrqx
  1. Growing private industry demand for translates into an ever-wider array of opportunities for 👩‍🎓academics and 👩‍🔬PhD students:
  1. Career Services is a matching engine to help companies find qualified data science candidates and related roles. It’s a simple 3-step process:
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Hackathons, workshops, meetups, etc
  1. Join us for Meet & Greet at , Thurs., Apr 19th at 6:00 PM | Winner takes all in this regional-wide pitchoff, as we find out which Startup has what it takes to go head to head with the best and brightest. 🔥 ... EVENT
  1. is coming to Washington, D.C. for the Science and Engineering Festival and we are ready to show off some cool robots! Come see what we're up to at Booth #2742 from Sat-Sun! ... EVENT
  1. One of the Best AI and Data Science Conferences Events of the Year is Coming: East 2018! ... EVENT
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E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Half-Dozen + 3
  1. AI technology will bring higher productivity levels to the workplace, but at what cost? ... https://t.co/EfN1UbyQOO
  1. ICYMI: Online Courses Shouldn’t Use Remote Proctoring Tools. Here’s Why.
  1. We should expect to see coding bootcamps pursue these three objectives in 2018:
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Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. Scott Pruitt’s Dirty Politics ... via ... https://t.co/aLzLHsDal9
  1. The tech industry was once one of President Trump's most vocal opponents. Now it has increasingly found common ground with the White House. ... https://t.co/Wrnqp2piIm
  1. Andrew Bosworth’s Facebook memo may seem insidious, but its logic used to be very popular, writes ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Huffington Post, Axios
  1. "None of us really knows what we’re talking about when it comes to Universal Basic Income," writes ito, "But there are a few basic principles and pieces of research that can help." ... https://t.co/96oDPFOXvX
  1. "On the blockchain” is basically the new “Uber, but for.” Which means if you haven't learned what it is yet, now's the time. Presenting the WIRED Guide to the blockchain ... https://t.co/yB6LaPdmGY
  1. No one knows yet how drones will integrate into our lives and skies, but the WIRED Guide to Drones is here to break it down for you ... https://t.co/dRyNifcG0b
F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... Dozen + 3
  1. Scenario as crazy as Trump: President fires Mueller and orchestrates own impeachment for power grab ... https://t.co/HKZrLccWga
  1. The surprising pick has some lawmakers and veterans groups rattled. The White House doctor doesn't have much management or policy experience, but the president likes him, he has a distinguished military career, and he looks good on television. ... https://t.co/xLak2edBWP
  1. The former NBA star is one of only *two* people who have met both Trump and Kim Jong Un. ... https://t.co/Ymd1pYlXhN
  1. Behind the chaos: Office that vets Trump appointees plagued by inexperience ... via ... https://t.co/DkAM0ivLSw
  1. As President Trump increasingly tunes out formal advisers, there's a growing list of misfits and hangers-on that he just can’t seem to quit — and whose advice he seems to welcome and even adopt:
  1. President Trump’s lawyer discussed pardons for 2 ex-top aides last year, suggesting concern about what they might tell the special counsel ... https://t.co/hOyY6V56jJ
  1. A source who has discussed the matter with Trump tells Axios that the president is "obsessed with Amazon." ... https://t.co/FhDy1H7OGc ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Bloomberg, Slate, Gizmodo, Vox, PCMag
  1. A federal judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit accusing President Trump of violating the Constitution by not divorcing himself from his businesses ... https://t.co/HgPuEkRwIj
  1. Kim Jong-un's surprise visit to Beijing was a reminder of how much he has set the agenda in the crisis over North Korea's nuclear arsenal ... https://t.co/szrlvEDVkA

  1. Scenario as crazy as Trump: President fires Mueller and orchestrates own impeachment for power grab ... https://t.co/HKZrLccWga
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@POTUS45 in his own words ... until #2020 or #25 ... 
  1. I have stated my concerns with Amazon long before the Election. Unlike others, they pay little or no taxes to state & local governments, use our Postal System as their Delivery Boy (causing tremendous loss to the U.S.), and are putting many thousands of retailers out of business!
  1. While we are on the subject, it is reported that the U.S. Post Office will lose $1.50 on average for each package it delivers for Amazon. That amounts to Billions of Dollars. The Failing N.Y. Times reports that “the size of the company’s lobbying staff has ballooned,” and that...
  2. ...does not include the Fake Washington Post, which is used as a “lobbyist” and should so REGISTER. If the P.O. “increased its parcel rates, Amazon’s shipping costs would rise by $2.6 Billion.” This Post Office scam must stop. Amazon must pay real costs (and taxes) now!Direct message
  1. Received message last night from XI JINPING of China that his meeting with KIM JONG UN went very well and that KIM looks forward to his meeting with me. In the meantime, and unfortunately, maximum sanctions and pressure must be maintained at all cost!
  1. For years and through many administrations, everyone said that peace and the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula was not even a small possibility. Now there is a good chance that Kim Jong Un will do what is right for his people and for humanity. Look forward to our meeting
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