EdTechSR Ep 287 Internet Archive Tragedy

Welcome to episode 287 (“Internet Archive Tragedy”) of the EdTech Situation Room from March 22, 2023, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wesley Fryer (@wfryer@mastodon.cloud) discussed the status of TikTok bans and proposed TikTok bans in the United States, social media, Section 230-related court cases, the death of Gordon Moore, and the Internet Archive versus Hachette court case involving library copyright and intellectual property. An FTC crackdown on hard-to-cancel gym memberships, Google’s new Advertisement Transparency Center, and consumer Minecraft on Chromebooks were also topics Jason and Wes explored. They also discussed the “Spotify AI DJ” a little bit. Geeks of the Week included “Canva Create Event from Last Week,” the “AI births digital humans” episode of “In Machines We Trust” podcast, the “Interior AI” website and service, and a video about “redteaming” AI ChatBots like ChatGPT. Our show was live streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as our Facebook Live page via StreamYard.com, and compressed to a smaller video version (about 100MB) on AmazonS3 using Handbrake software. Please follow us on Twitter @edtechSR for updates, and join us LIVE on Wednesday nights (normally) if you can at 9 pm Eastern / 8 pm Central / 7 pm Mountain / 7 pm Pacific or 3 am UTC. All shownotes are available on http://edtechSR.com/links. Stay savvy and safe!


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  8. Wes Fryer (Mastodon: mastodon.cloud/@wfryer Twitter: @wfryer) – wesfryer.com/after
  9. Bill to block Montanans from accessing TikTok clears Senate committee (Billings Gazette; 1 March 2023)
  10. Utah’s social media for kids law could be coming to a state near you (Vox; 25 March 2023)
  11. How TikTok failed to make the case for itself (Platformer, 23 March 2023)
  12. Gordon Moore, Intel Co-Founder, Dies at 94 (Intel; 24 March 2023)
  13. The Internet Archive has lost its first fight to scan and lend e-books like a library (The Verge; 24 March 2023)
  14. The FTC wants to ban those tough-to-cancel gym and cable subscriptions (The Verge; 23 March 2023)
  15. Announcing the launch of the new Ads Transparency Center (Google Blog; 29 March 2023)
  16. Google Ad Center
  17. ChromeOS and desktop Chrome are getting a Reading Mode (9 to 5 Google; 28 March 2023)
  18. Minecraft is officially coming to Chromebooks with a $13 upcharge over Android (9 to 5 Google; 15 March 2023)
  19. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Canva Create Event from Last Week!
  20. Wes’ Geeks of the Week: “AI births digital humans” (In Machines We Trust podcast, 29 March 2023) and Interior AI and [VIDEO] OpenAI’s GPT-4 Discussion with Red Teamer Nathan Labenz and Erik Torenberg
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