CEO of Spyware Maker Arrested For Enabling Stalkers
GM warns Chevrolet Corvette spy feature may break law
Mark Zuckerberg Throws Pal Joe Green Under the Tech Immigration Bus
Fall Internship Opportunity: FWD.us Apprentice Program
FWD.us is offering a part-time (15 hr/week) apprenticeship program for Fall 2014.
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Is Google's Non-Tax Based Public School Funding Cause For Celebration?
Here's a link to the Google Zeitgeist website. Maybe your Mayor can loan you his username and password if you're curious. :-)
Code.org Discloses Top Donors
The Yin and Yang of Hour of Code & Immigration Reform: But a recent NY Times Op-Ed by economist Paul Collier criticizing Zuckerberg's FWD.us PAC as self-serving advocacy (echoing earlier criticism) serves as a reminder that Zuckerberg and Gates' Code.org and Hour of Code involvement is the Yin to their H-1B visa lobbying Yang. The two efforts have been inextricably linked together for Congress, if not for the public.
LinkedIn Busted In Wage Theft Investigation
That'll teach Reid Hoffman to click 'Accept'...
Halt and Catch Fire's COMDEX '83: Cheesy, But No More Than Real Thing
COMDEX '83 Pics: Halt and Catch Fire version (above), real convention (below). Yep, that's young Bill Gates.
US Army to transport American Ebola victim to Atlanta hospital from Liberia
CDC Issues Ebola Guidance for Airlines
No RIF'd Employees Need Apply For Microsoft External Staff Jobs For 6 Months
Hey, looks like Donald Sterling's getting a $2 billion dollar Microsoft "severance" package. From TMZ: "Ballmer went to Sterling's Beverly Hills estate Monday at 3 PM, along with Shelly Sterling's lawyer, Pierce O'Donnell ... who brokered the $2 billion deal."
Wearable Robot Adds Two Fingers To Your Hand
The "Amazing" Sixfinger: the Most Disturbing Toy that You Probably Never Owned
Facebook Fallout, Facts and Frenzy
Facebook Experiments Had Few Limits"Thousands of Facebook Inc. users received an unsettling message two years ago: They were being locked out of the social network because Facebook believed they were robots or using fake names. To get back in, the users had to prove they were real. In fact, Facebook knew most of the users were legitimate. The message was a test designed to help improve Facebook's antifraud measures...'There's no review process, per se,' said Andrew Ledvina, a Facebook data scientist from February 2012 to July 2013. 'Anyone on that team could run a test," Mr. Ledvina said. "They're always trying to alter peoples' behavior.'...The recent ruckus is 'a glimpse into a wide-ranging practice,' said Kate Crawford, a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Center for Civic Media and a principal researcher at Microsoft Research. Companies 'really do see users as a willing experimental test bed' to be used at the companies' discretion."
FTC Says T-Mobile Made Hundreds of Millions From Bogus SMS Charges
These are outrageous, but even at 20 cents a text, it's gouging IMO.
Is K-12 CS Education the Next Common Core?
CSTA K-12 CS Standards: Mapped to Common Core State Standards. BTW, Google recently hired the Executive Director of CSTA as a Computer Science Education Program Manager.
Is K-12 CS Education the Next Common Core?
Ever thumb through the series of books like "What Your Sixth Grader Needs to Know" by now-retired E. D. Hirsch, Jr. to see if your kids were missing anything "big"? With schools in NYC and Chicago rolling out K-12 CS programs starting next Fall, has anyone seen a grade-by-grade proposed syllabus or checklist along these lines showing what's going to be covered at each grade level?. BTW, Hirsch unsurprisingly supports giving Common Core the old college try, although he conceded, "Not even most prescient among us can know whether the Common Core standards will end in triumph or tragedy."
After 47 Years, Computerworld Ceases Print Publication
Before the Internet, Computerworld was the only browsing distracton at work: '80 Mbytes of storage for under $12k!' and other ad favorites through the years
Yahoo's Diversity Record Is Almost As Bad As Google's
Should be "with a global overall workforce that's 37% female and U.S. tech workforce that's 1% Black."
Yahoo's Diversity Record Is Almost as Bad as Google's
with a global workforce that's 37% female and U.S. tech workforce that's 1% Black.
EU's Top Court May Define Obesity As a Disability
King-Size Homer: In the episode, Homer despises the nuclear plant's new exercise program, and decides to gain 61 pounds (28 kg) in order to claim a disability and work at home.
The Ethics Cloud Over Ballmer's $2 Billion B-Ball Buy
Looks like spending $425k on lobbying to defeat the WA State income tax may have helped Ballmer save nearly $200 million on this $2B deal: Income Tax Quashed, Ballmer To Cash In Billions