EdTech Situation Room Episode 138

Welcome to episode 138 of the EdTech Situation Room from June 12, 2019, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed Apple’s June 2019 event announcements, more rumblings of forthcoming tech giant regulations, Microsoft’s official pronouncement that “mandatory password changing is “ancient and obsolete,” and much more. Geeks of the Week included the Good eReader Blog and a recent War College podcast episode about the US Navy’s revised policy on UFO reporting. 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. Hackers Can Now Bypass Two-Factor Authentication With a New Kind of Phishing Scam (Fortune, 4 June 2019)
  9. Microsoft says mandatory password changing is “ancient and obsolete” (ArsTechnica, 3 June 2019)
  10. 2019 Mac Pro has clever thermal management and draws on past Mac designs (9 to 5 mac; 12 June 2019)
  11. iMovie for iOS updated with new green screen effect, 80 fresh soundtracks, more (9 to 5 Mac; 11 June 2019)
  12. Apple’s Most Significant New Innovation Is a Little Black Button. Here’s Why (Time; 1 June 2019)
  13. A $999 monitor stand is everything wrong with Apple today (4 June 2019)
  14. Existing antitrust laws are enough to go after Apple, Google, Amazon, says DOJ (9 to 5 mac; 12 June 2019)
  15. House Opens Tech Antitrust Inquiry With Look at Threat to News Media (New York Times; 11 June 2019)
  16. Newspapers’ Embarrassing Lobbying Campaign (Politico, 10 June 2019)
  17. After years of debate, some stronger oversight of virtual schools signed into Indiana law (Chalkbeat; 2 May 2019)
  18. G Suite Status Dashboard
  19. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Good eReader Blog
  20. Wes’ Geek of the Week: @War_College Podcast on US Navy UFO Reporting Policy change and a book recommendation: Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport

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