EdTech Situation Room Episode 150

Welcome to episode 150 of the EdTech Situation Room from October 2, 2019, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) discussed newly announced hardware from this week’s Microsoft event, security concerns over the latest way to add Google Apps to Huawei smartphones, and the implications of a recent New York Times expose of the horrific proliferation of images of sexual abuse of children online. Exciting and important announcements from Google focusing on protecting your privacy online, managing your passwords, and checking existing passwords saved with Google against a database of known breaches / compromised were also highlighted. Additional article topics included newly announced efforts by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to crack down on White Supremacists, Andrew Yang’s policy platform announcement on protecting digital data as personal property, and the media literacy education importance of imagery shared online of China’s 70 year birthday of the Communist Party with increased street violence in consecutive week 17 of youth led protests in Hong Kong. Newly announced jailbreak exploits to older versions of iOS / the iPhone operating system were also discussed, along with the perils of jailbreaking / rooting your smartphone. Geeks of the week included a superb post by Richard Byrne (@rmbyrne) about digital storytelling tools for students, Auto Update Expiration (AUE) dates for ChromeOS / Chromebooks, and an excellent article explaining the difference between Chromium and ChromiumOS. Our show was live streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as Facebook Live via StreamYard.com and Restream.io . 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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  6. Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) – blog: blog.ncce.org
  7. Wes Fryer (@wfryer) – blog: speedofcreativity.org
  8. Here’s Everything Microsoft Announced at Its New York Event (Thurrott; 2 October 2019)
  9. Here’s everything Microsoft announced at its big hardware event, including an Android phone and a super-fast, super-slim Surface Pro (Business Insider; 2 October 2019)
  10. Confirmed: Windows 10 Setup Now Prevents Local Account Creation (How-To Geek; 1 October 2019)
  11. How to Set Up Windows 10 With a Local Account (PC Magazine; 2 October 2019)
  12. Windows 10 1909 Coming Soon, Here Are the New Features (Bleeping Computer; 28 September 2019)
  13. Microsoft’s future is built on Google’s code (The Verge; 2 October 2019)
  14. Microsoft’s 2FA-protected OneDrive Personal Vault is now available (The Verge; 30 September 2019)
  15. The Internet’s horrifying new method for installing Google apps on Huawei phones (ArsTechnica,2 October 2019)
  16. The Internet Is Overrun With Images of Child Sexual Abuse. What Went Wrong? (New York Times, 28 Sept 2019)
  17. Google announces three new ways to hide your personal activity from Google (The Verge; 2 October 2019)
  18. Google is making it easier to check if your passwords have been compromised in a data breach (The Verge; 2 October 2019)
  19. Google Password Manager
  20. Google Recorder hands-on: Powerful live transcription in your pocket
  21. Here’s where to download the ‘Personal Safety’ app for Pixel phones (9 to 5 Google; 1 October 2019)
  22. DHS Is Finally Going After White Supremacists. That Won’t Be Simple. (Defense One, 23 Sept 2019)
  23. Andrew Yang proposes that your digital data be considered personal property (Fast Company, 1 Oct 2019)
  24. Hong Kong protesters hit the streets as China marks 70 years of Communist rule (CNN, 1 Oct 2019)
  25. Pageantry in Beijing. Firebombs in Hong Kong. (The Daily Podcast by The New York Times, 2 Oct 2019)
  26. New ‘unpatchable’ iPhone exploit could allow permanent jailbreaking on hundreds of millions of devices (The Verge; 27 September 2019)
  27. Wes’s Alter Ego (Sherman Nicodemus)

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