Sunday, May 06, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 5/5/18

Last update: Sunday 5/6/18 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = Apple's quarterly report ... Other top stories = Facebook's 2018 conference ... Twitter's 330 million users must change passwords ... Cambridge Analytica's unlamented demise

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 5/5/18

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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016

Cover Story ... Appler's quarterly $$$ +++++++++
  1. 's Q2 earnings are in: shipped 52 million iPhones last quarter, up 3 percent from the same time last year: ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by New York Times, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, CNET, VentureBeat, Engadget, GeekWire, The Verge, Axios, ZDNet, Fast Company ... and Apple
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A. HBCUs  ... Quarter-Dozen
  1. Now on US Black Engineer: Top Supporter donates $250,000 to HBCU STEM. ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NewsWheel
  1. Robin Coger is the dean of the College of Engineering & Professor of Mechanical Engineering at North Carolina A&T State University. ... Dr. Coger has been awarded for her excellence in research ...
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B. Ed Tech  ... Dozen - 3
  1.   Retweeted
    The University of California stands out among top schools when it comes to serving poor students, writes ...
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Analytics -- higher ed applications ... 
  1. "Our data pinpoint four ways that institutions are strategically using advising technologies to identify students who need support and intervene accordingly."
MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. Catch the recap of this week's on alternative assessments! ...
  1. Congratulations to the 21st Century Award Winner Western Governors University who for more than 20 years has maintained its focus on innovation and continuous improvement to ensure that the university continues to deliver on its mission.
Conferences, workshops, Twitter chats, and other events ...
  1. Excited to announce that Dr. Poonam Kumar returns to OLC with her important on exploring for . Starts June 4th. ... ... EVENT -- 4 to 10 June 2018
  1. Registration is OPEN for our next : Consortium Service Models - Staying a Step Ahead of Your Members. May 22. Presenters: - , - , - . Moderator extraordinaire - ... EVENT -- 22 May 18
  1. Nothing hotter than August in NYC — especially if you're attending at . We'll discuss predictive , , accreditation, and . Register now: Register now: ... EVENT -- 7 August 18
  1. Don't forget to RSVP to our next here: We will discuss: How Can We Improve Accessibility Through Instructional Design? ... EVENT -- 8 May 18
C. Info Tech  ... Dozen - 2
Top Story #1 ... Facebook 2018 +++++++++
  1. Catch up on our full coverage from DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, PCMag, VentureBeat
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FinTech, block chain, bitcoin ...
  1. Gartner survey: Only 1% of enterprises use blockchain tech ...
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. Particle physics gets the machine learning treatment as collider data multiplies ...
  1. Facebook's Go bot has achieved professional status ...
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

Top Story #2 ... Twitter tells users change passwords +++++++++
  1. Twitter urges users to change their passwords after finding major bug ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, Fortune, Business Insider, TechRepublic
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Top Story  #3... R.I.P. Cambridge Analytica +++++++++
  1. Cambridge Analytica Offers 75% Off All Facebook User Data For Blowout Closing Sale

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  1. In the wake of several enormous cyberattacks—including that of the D.N.C.—some members of Congress are trying to pass legislative changes which would permit companies, and private citizens, that are victims of cybercrimes to hack back:
  1. Your genetic data already may have been hacked. The Golden State Killer case shows how swiftly we're losing genetic privacy ... DLL Editor's note -- Other discussions of the genetic privacy implications of the Golden State Killer case also provided by LA Times, Nature, Washington Post
  1. Fancy Bear, a group U.S. intelligence believes hacked the DNC in 2016 and attributes to Russia, appears to be using Lojack laptop tracking software to facilitate new hacking campaigns. ...
Political context ...
  1. "Beijing likely would want to ensure that Pyongyang would not develop a closer relationship with Washington than Beijing," said a North Korea expert ...
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D. Hackers  ... Half-Dozen + 1

  1. east was a great affair. Thank you
Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. Johnson & Johnson took home the No. 1 spot on DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in front of a record-breaking audience on Tuesday night. ...
Coding, courses, tutorials, & jobs
  1. Facebook adds A.I. labs in Seattle and Pittsburgh, pressuring local universities ... via NY @NYTimes ...
  1. Facebook to release PyTorch 1.0 and open source AI tools for translation and gameplay ... ToAssign To
  1. Elements of Modern Data Science, AI, Big Data and ML by Michael Li, Head of Analytics and Data Science at LinkedIn...
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Hackathons, workshops, meetups, etc
  1. BlackTech Weekend NYC - presented by Etsy with support from Barclays ... ... EVENT -- 17 to 19 May 18
  1. 100 days 17 hours 12 minutes 12 seconds until BDPA Tech Conference 2018, "The Future Is Now". TODAY is the last day to register for $350. , ... EVENT -- 9 August 18
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E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Dozen - 2
  1. A new nuclear arms race, with all its destabilising consequences, is likely ...
  1. Forget Amazon, Apple, and Intel. These biotech companies are the next Silicon Valley darlings .. `
  1. The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data ...
  1. The Evolving State of AI-Supplemented Computer-Assisted Instruction
  1. . writes that it never made sense to believe that corporations would immediately share their tax-cut bounty with workers, and they haven’t ...
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Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. Once upon a time, university Extension Schools were an innovative way to offer courses to the general public. But what is their role in the age of MOOCs? A conversation with Harvard Extension's . ...
  1. Rio Salado: Innovation Pushes the Boundaries of Tradition today on - interviews on their innovative academic programs! ... To
  1. Paul LeBlanc has helped shape policy around competency-based education and EdSurge got a chance to speak with him about what he's learned so far. Listen to the podcast here:
  1. "What about AI makes it deserve it's own age?" asks RE the new book "The Fourth Age" by - Byron answers in this interview:
  1. The hype around competency-based education has died down, but the president of Southern New Hampshire U., , remains enthusiastic about the approach. But he admits demand has been slower than expected. What's next for CBE? ...
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F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... Dozen - 4
  1. Here's a timeline of the Trump team’s conflicting statements about the $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels ...
  1. Cavuto to Trump: 'How Can You Drain the Swamp if You Keep Muddying the Waters? ... It's your stink" ... ... DLL Editor's note -- Similar editorial comments from Wall Street Journal
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  1. Mueller Poses As Fox News Host To Coax Rudy Giuliani Into Giving Him Testimony On Trump
  1. Rudy Giuliani issues statement clarifying Fox News comments ...
  1. How Donald Trump became the author of his own "astonishingly excellent" health:
  1. ICYMI: SNL's cold open ... The gang's all here -- The Donald, Melania, Cohen, Rudy, Pence, Ivanka, Jared, Omarosa, Sarah, Dr. Bornstein ... and Stormy herself ==>
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@POTUS45 in his own words ... until #2020 or #25 ... 
  1. Mr. Cohen, an attorney, received a monthly retainer, not from the campaign and having nothing to do with the campaign, from which he entered into, through reimbursement, a private contract between two parties, known as a non-disclosure agreement, or NDA. These agreements are.....Assign To
  2. ...very common among celebrities and people of wealth. In this case it is in full force and effect and will be used in Arbitration for damages against Ms. Clifford (Daniels). The agreement was used to stop the false and extortionist accusations made by her about an affair,......
  3. ...despite already having signed a detailed letter admitting that there was no affair. Prior to its violation by Ms. Clifford and her attorney, this was a private agreement. Money from the campaign, or campaign contributions, played no roll in this transaction.

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