Sunday, June 24, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 6/23/18

Last update: Sunday 6/24/18 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = Supreme Court rules in favor of cell phone privacy ... Other top stories = Harvard University's alleged bias against Asian American applicants ... Supreme Court allows states to collect sales tax from online and out-of-state retailers ... Disney outbids Comcast to buy Fox

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 6/23/18

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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016

Cover Story ... Cell phone privacy +++++++++
  1. The Supreme Court’s decision in Carpenter v. United States is not quite a full manifesto for digital privacy, but it insists that there is a new discussion to be had, and it tries to set the terms. ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Wired, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Ars Technica, The Atlantic, CNET, Gizmodo, Fast Company, ZDNet
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A. HBCUs + Other Issues in Black Higher Ed ... Half-Dozen - 1
  1. Morgan State University announces the results of a statewide impact study, detailing the University's nearly $1-billion economic impact for the State of Maryland. To learn more about how Morgan State University is providing value, click the link below.
  1. So proud of our engineering researchers! ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ...
  1. . Study: In 2016, 47.1 % of White adults attained some form of degree, only 30.8% of Blacks & 22.6% of Latinos.
  1. How Xavier University sends more black grads to medical school than almost any other college ...
B. Ed Tech  ... Dozen - 1
Top Story #1 ... Harvard's alleged bias  +++++++++
  1. ICYMI: Internal reports show use of personality rankings in ways that hurt Asian applicants' chances of admission into Harvard ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Bloomberg, LA Times, The Atlantic, The Economist
  1. ICYMI: Questions arise surrounding findings from Stanford Prison Experiment after new interviews with participants ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Motherboard, Vox
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  1. Two-Thirds of Online Students Do Some Coursework on a Mobile Device
  1. Walmart is touting its new program as a “path to debt-free college" which includes three non-profit colleges. Find out more here:
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Analytics -- higher ed applications ... 
  1. Experts discuss the greatest barriers to incepting data analytics initiatives ...
MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. Online education widens access for adults but on average lowers students' odds of completion Assign To
  1. Two-Thirds of Online Students Do Some Coursework on a Mobile Device
    Miss last week's on how helps improve college affordability? Here's a recap: > Note that next week, in lieu of the DLNChat will be something new: - a video . Stay tuned for more info.
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Conferences, workshops, Twitter chats, and other events ...
  1. Our next session is coming up! Don't wanna miss out? RSVP here for updates and reminders! ... EVENT 26 June 2018
    -- June 28th at 3pm ET, 12 pm PT > Join this Digital Learning Innovation Award Information Session to learn more about the prize categories and what we are looking for from submissions. Please pre-register > ... EVENT 28 June 2018
C. Info Tech  ... Dozen - 1

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Top Story #2 ... Supreme Court allows online sales taxes +++++++++
  1. How the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling allowing states to collect sales tax from online and out-of-state retailers will affect consumers ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Washington Post, The Economist, The Verge, Bloomberg, LA Times
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Top Story  #3 ... Disney outbids Comcast +++++++++
  1. Sorry, Comcast: Fox and Disney sign new merger deal, rejecting Comcast bid by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by  NY Times, Wall Street Journal
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  1. Google's partnership with highlights how Silicon Valley wants to do business in Beijing, even if its biggest players face obstacles there ...
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FinTech, block chain, bitcoin ...
  1. Why bankers are migrating from blue chips to blockchain by Michael Chang ...
  1. UC Berkeley puts blockchain training online; thousands sign up ...
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. Over one-third of industrial robots purchased last year were installed in China ...
  1. This robot debater scored better than humans on enriching knowledge—but lost out on delivery LQjy
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

  1. Recent hacks against a submarine contractor and satellite firms show the cyber threat from China is heating up ...
  1. All the major U.S. mobile providers — Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile — announced Tuesday they will stop selling users’ location data to third-party brokers. ...

Science and technology policies ...
  1. Microsoft employees pressure leadership to cancel ICE contract ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, VentureBeat, CNET, Business Insider
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D. Hackers  ... Dozen + 2
  1. Harlem to Haarlem! Intl startup pitchfest starting at 7pm ET and it's live at & * Follow @presentyourstartup 🇳🇱🇺🇸 Congrats, & Bruce Lincoln
  1. Missed last week's tidBITs newsletter? Check out the link here for the latest news for !
  1. All smiles at our second day at SpawnPoint! The girls are learning all about careers within the video game industry today! – at Electronic Arts
Founders, techs, and execs
  1. Robert F. Smith says he became Goldman Sachs' first technology M&A banker in San Francisco, which set him on his lucrative path to private equity ...
  1. He surprised everyone when he turned the offer from Goldman Sachs down ...
Coding, courses, tutorials, & jobs
  1. "When courses are turned into digital products on platforms like Coursera, universities may find themselves cut out of the picture over time."
  1. Introduction to Machine Learning for Non-Developers ...
  1. Do you know the different kinds of bootcamps? Let us help:
  1. The best bootcamps of 2018 are all here. Read our list to help you choose a top program:
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Hackathons, workshops, meetups, etc
  1. Join 28 incredible speakers and 1,000s of the data curious July 24 & 25 at Demystifying Data Science – a free, 2-day, Live Online conference. thisismetis ... EVENT 24, 25 June 2018
  1. Families are welcome to join us at one of our Open House events led by . Get a tour of & learn about what a BLUE STUDIOS membership has to offer the entire family: . ... EVENT 23 June 2018
  1. We are 1 week away from Tech Inclusion New York! ... Register today! ... EVENT 27 June 2018
  1. On June 26, we are teaming up with for a free webinar on how to make work in production featuring our VP of Product, Jon Richter, and Gigaom's Andrew J. Brust. Register now () --you don't want to miss it! .... EVENT 26 June 2018
  1. The Open Data Science Conference returns to San Francisco October 31st – November 3rd, 2018: Call for Speakers now open - submit your proposal today! ... EVENT 31 Oct to 3 Nov 2018
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E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Dozen - 4
  1. Despite dire headlines, the world economy is thriving. But a trade war remains a looming threat ...
  1. Prominent Trump supporters were unhappy with the immigration policy, including some evangelical Christians, but few blamed him for it ..
  1. What are your thoughts on -PWI partnerships? leaders and say success must be the lynchpin to initiatives:

Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. EdSurge spoke with Sandy Baum about how innovative approaches are or aren’t helping solve the college affordability crisis.
  1. A tale of 19 mega-cities: China is trying to turn itself into a country of 19 super-regions ... via ...
  1. ICYMI: EdSurge sat down with Robert Talbert to talk about why he thinks more research universities are taking teaching more seriously these days. [PODCAST] (2017)
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  1. While deep learning software can instantly identify millions of words, it has no understanding of a concept like “justice,” “democracy” or “meddling.” Here’s what it is and why its limits matter: ...

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F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... Dozen + 3
  1. Trump administration may propose merging Education, Labor Depts. .
  1. The President’s endless bashing of undocumented immigrants and his vow to toughen “Boarder security,” as he spelled it in a recent tweet, is a key reason why, after weeks of other controversies, he hit the highest approval ratings since his Inauguration. ...
  1. Analysis: The Trump administration changed its story on family separation no fewer than 14 times before ending the policy ...
  1. Watch as Trevor Noah, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Stephen Colbert, and other late-night hosts tear into the Trump administration's family separation policies. ...
  1. Analysis: For Trump, what mattered most in creating, and addressing, the family separation crisis was looking strong ...
  1. Trump's approval rating just reached its highest level in the gold standard of presidential indicators ...
  1. President Trump seems to be saying more and more things that aren’t true ... via ...
  1. Understanding Trump ==>
@POTUS45 in his own words ... until #2020 or #25 ... 
  1. Our first duty, and our highest loyalty, is to the citizens of the United States. We will not rest until our border is secure, our citizens are safe, and we finally end the immigration crisis once and for all.
  1. We are gathered today to hear directly from the AMERICAN VICTIMS of ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. These are the American Citizens permanently separated from their loved ones b/c they were killed by criminal illegal aliens. These are the families the media ignores... video
  1. We must maintain a Strong Southern Border. We cannot allow our Country to be overrun by illegal immigrants as the Democrats tell their phony stories of sadness and grief, hoping it will help them in the elections. Obama and others had the same pictures, and did nothing about it!
  1. Republicans should stop wasting their time on Immigration until after we elect more Senators and Congressmen/women in November. Dems are just playing games, have no intention of doing anything to solves this decades old problem. We can pass great legislation after the Red Wave!
  1. Elect more Republicans in November and we will pass the finest, fairest and most comprehensive Immigration Bills anywhere in the world. Right now we have the dumbest and the worst. Dems are doing nothing but Obstructing. Remember their motto, RESIST! Ours is PRODUCE!
  1. We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country. When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came. Our system is a mockery to good immigration policy and Law and Order. Most children come without parents...Assign To
  1. ....Our Immigration policy, laughed at all over the world, is very unfair to all of those people who have gone through the system legally and are waiting on line for years! Immigration must be based on merit - we need people who will help to Make America Great Again!

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