EdTech Situation Room Episode 122

Welcome to episode 122 of the EdTech Situation Room from January 23, 2019, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed highlights from the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and a series of articles further highlighting our ongoing “Technology Correction.” These included a new fine for Google because of GDPR, and an excellent podcast interview with Shoshana Zuboff (@shoshanazuboff) about her new book, “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power.” Controversy at the University of Oklahoma over a student-created racist video, the precipitous stock value crash of Apple over the past quarter, and Chinese School use of AI-powered facial recognition to take attendance in classes. Google’s recent purchase of Fossil’s smartwatch division, the possibility that Facebook’s recent ’10 Year Challenge’ is a clever way to build an even greater catalog of surveillance data about people worldwide, and several other articles touching on privacy issues and concerns rounded out the show. Geeks of the week included the 140 character math function visualization platform Dwitter, and the upcoming NCCE Digital Leadership Summit in Seattle. Please follow us on Twitter @edtechSR for updates, and join us LIVE on Wednesday nights if you can (normally) at 10 pm Eastern / 9 pm Central / 8 pm Mountain / 7 pm Pacific or 3 am UTC. All shownotes are available on http://edtechSR.com/links.


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  8. Presenting the Best of CES 2019 winners! (Engadget, 10 January 2019)
  9. Who won CES 2019: Amazon or Google? (cNet, 11 January 2019)
  10. The New Impossible Burger 2.0 Won Everyone’s Mouth at CES 2019, But That’s Just The Beginning (Forbes, 11 Jan 2019)
  11. Apple has a message for Amazon and Google and it’s plastered on the side of a hotel at the biggest tech conference of the year (CNBC, 6 Jan 2019)
  12. DFree helps the incontinent heed the call of nature (Engadget, 8 Jan 2019)
  13. Surveillance, Privacy and Digital Citizenship (“The Technology Correction”)
  14. The Age Of Surveillance Capitalism (Podcast) on Triangulation 380
  15. The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power by Shoshana Zuboff (@shoshanazuboff)
  16. Google must pay €50 million for GDPR violations, France says (ArsTechnica, 21 Jan 2019)
  17. Russia tries to force Facebook and Twitter to relocate servers to Russia (ArsTechnica, 21 Jan 2019)
  18. Is the tech backlash going askew? (Washington Post; 16 January 2019)
  19. University of Oklahoma sorority kicks out member over racist video (ABC News, 20 Jan 2019)
  20. The End Of Apple (Forbes, 21 Jan 2019)
  21. Why Facebook’s ’10-Year Challenge’ Is A Disaster For Big Data Surveillance (Fortune; 22 January 2019)
  22. Tim Cook on Privacy: You Deserve Privacy Online. Here’s How You Could Actually Get It (Time, 16 January 2019)
  23. 773M Password ‘Megabreach’ is Years Old (Krebs on Security, 19 January 2019)
  24. Apple’s wearables revenue is already exceeding peak iPod sales, Tim Cook says (CNBC, 8 January 2019)
  25. Google may have finally committed to making Wear OS a true competitor to Apple Watch (PC World, 21 January 2019)
  26. Wes’ Geek of the Week: Dwitter (example) – “see what awesomeness you can create when limited to only 140 characters of javascript & a canvas”
  27. Jason’s Geek of the Week – NCCE Digital Leadership Summit in Seattle

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