Sunday, March 24, 2019

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 3/23/19

Last update: Sunday 3/24/19 @ 6:30 pm

This week's cover = Mueller submits report ... Other top stories = Facebook compromises millions of passwords ... US, Saudi Arabia block UN development of geoengineering framework.

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how leaders in Black higher education at HBCUs and other colleges and universities are promoting the skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant innovations in #EdTech and the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 3/23/19

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

TECH Dozens: 201820172016

Cover Story ...  Mueller submits report +++++++++
  1. Attorney General: "The Special Counsel states that 'while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.'" ...
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A. Issues in Black Higher Ed (IBHE) ... Quarter-Dozen - 1
  1. - Bright Future: Natchez High junior excels at technology competition - Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper | Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper via
    researchers have received a three-year, $1,000,000 grant from the to study the mechanisms underlying sleep homeostasis – the body’s effort to maintain an adequate amount of sleep. Read more:
B. Ed Tech  ... Dozen - 4
  1. Each year, the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting serves to both take stock of where the teaching and learning community is today and anticipate where it is headed.
  1. Turns out that William “Rick” Singer, the man at the center of the alleged college-admissions fraud plot, also had international endeavors. Read more here:
  1. ICYMI: Test scores were inflated, essays were falsified and photographs were doctored. Read excerpts from court documents that outline a wide-ranging scheme in which dozens of wealthy parents are accused of buying spots at top universities. ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Washington Post, Inside Higher Ed, Chronicle of Higher Ed, Business Insider, Axios, Fast Company
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  1. The implementation of legacy preference policies does not result in higher alumni giving, according to one study of 100 universities ...
  1. Last quarter was a mixed bag for colleges: ...
C. Info Tech  ... Half-Dozen + 1
  1. By 2050, majorities of Americans predict: ... xxx 📉a weaker economy 📈a burgeoning national debt 📈a growing income divide 🌎a degraded environment 🗳️a broken political system 🤖 a workforce threatened by automation 🏥 less affordable health care
  1. ICYMI: World Wide Web creator Tim Berners-Lee wrote a short treatise in honor of web’s 30th birthday, and he’s still got a few concerns about his baby ... ... and the short treatise by Tim Berners-Lee
Climate change, emissions, solar, wind, nuclear, etc ...
Top Story #2 ... U.S. & Saudi Arabia oppose UN development of geoengineering framework +++++++++
  1. ICYMI: Sunny with overcast features: Countries look at ways to tinker with Earth’s thermostat via ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Scientific American, etc Group
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  1. Recycling is collapsing in many parts of the U.S. ...
  1. Those Midwestern Floods Are Expected to Get Much, Much Worse in
  1. Flooding's national security risk ... via @axios
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FinTech, block chain, bitcoin ...
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

Top Story #1 ... Facebook compromises millions of passwords +++++++++
  1. NEW: Change your Facebook password right now. The company has acknowledged a bug in its password management systems that caused hundreds of millions of user passwords to be stored as plaintext in an internal platform, where any employee could find them. .... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, ZDNet, TechCrunch, Recode, Engadget, Ars Technica
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D. Hackers  ... Quarter-Dozen - 1
Coding, courses, tutorials, & jobs
  1. Microsoft's programming language TypeScript has quietly become one of the most popular languages among developers, according to a report published this week. ...

  1.   ICYMI: UC Berkeley will help you gain high-demand data science skills. Programming experience required.
E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Dozen - 4
  1. When many college advisors guide their students to play by the rules, how can they effectively deal with situations such as the ? The latest from .
  1. There are legitimate arguments to keep the present winner-take-all system, even arguments that today’s progressive opponents of the Electoral College could appreciate ...
  1. The real reason America is scared of China's Huawei: 5G and internet-connected everything. ...
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. ICYMI: When started a few years ago, researchers were excited to learn from the data generated from all of these online learners. What has been the biggest lesson learned from this data trove? Listen here (2018):
  1. The Other Kind of Climate Denialism ... via ...
  1. Hackers have crafted malware that's designed to kill people. Here's what we know about it....
  1. When you put something in the recycling, you assume it will be recycled, right? Not always. We’re in a global recycling crisis. Increasingly, recycled materials are ending up in landfills, incinerators, and even the environment as litter. Here’s why 1/ ...
  1. In the wake of the Christchurch shootings, tech platforms like YouTube have said it's harder to police terrorist content by white supremacists than it is to remove that of Islamic terrorists. That’s not the full story. Here’s what’s actually going on 1/ ...
F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... Quqrter-Dozen - 2
@POTUS45 in his own words ... until #2020 
  1.   Retweeted
    No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!

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