EdTech Situation Room Episode 8

Welcome to episode 8 of the EdTech Situation Room from April 13, 2016, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed ransomware and security issues as they apply to both schools and individuals, Microsoft’s recent mis-steps into the world of Twitter chatbots, an encounter with police of a TOR relay volunteer, and Facebook’s move into the video hosting game. Geeks of the week included the screen windows management software program Divy (from Jason) and the book “The Industries of the Future” by Alec Ross (from Wes). Tune in next Wednesday night at 9 pm Central / 8 pm Mountain for more insightful analysis of the week’s technology new stories from Jason and Wes!


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  7. Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach)
  8. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer)
  9. The Growing Threat of Ransomware (PC Magazine, 13 April 2016)
  10. Half of people plug in USB drives they find in the parking lot (The Register, 11 April 2016)
  11. SecurityIQ sends out anti-phishing campaign
  12. Knowbe4 provides security awareness training
  13. Security Now Podcast (@SGgrc)
  14. Install Google Authenticator
  15. Two Factor Authentication for AppleID
  16. Microsoft goes all in on… bots? (Bloomburg, 30 March 2016)
  17. Facebook wants you to order flowers with bots (Recode, 12 April 2016)
  18. When A Dark Web Volunteer Gets Raided By The Police (NPR, 4 April 2016 – about TOR relays)
  19. Facebook Announces Video for all (6 April 2016, Facebook newsroom)
  20. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Divvy for Mac and PC
  21. Wes’ Geek of the Week: “The Industries of the Future” by Alec Ross (@AlecJRoss) – more background in this post

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