EdTech Situation Room Episode 74

Welcome to episode 74 of the EdTech Situation Room from November 24, 2017, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Wes Fryer (@wfryer) discussed recent news articles addressing Apple’s MacBook in our post-PC computing environment, net neutrality and the FCC’s upcoming plan to roll it back, as well as various security news reports from the past two weeks. These included WikiLeaks release of CIA cyber weapon source code, the reported impersonation of Kaspersky by CIA hackers, Uber’s $100,000 cover-up of a large cyber breach, and the dangers posed by a WiFi Pineapple. The 10th birthday of the Amazon Kindle was also discussed, including its history of iterative design and function improvements. Geeks of the week included What’s App (from Wes) and fakespot.com (from Jason), a helpful website to identify fake product reviews on Amazon, Yelp, TripAdvisor and the Apple App Store. Refer to our podcast shownotes for all referenced news articles and links. Please follow us on Twitter @edtechSR to stay updated, and join us LIVE for a future show at 9 pm Central / 8 pm Mountain most weeks on Wednesday night. Check all our shownotes on http://edtechSR.com/links


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  8. Why the new Macbook Pro took 4 Years to Develop (CNET, 27 Oct 2017)
  9. In the loop – Jony Ive on Apple’s new HQ and the disappearing iPhone (Wallpaper, 9 Nov 2017)
  10. Why Apple’s next laptop should run iOS (MacWorld, 23 November 2017)
  11. VIDEO: Apple’s What’s a Computer Ad
  12. The FCC has unveiled its plan to roll back its net neutrality rules (Washington Post, 21 Nov 2017)
  13. Trump’s FCC has revealed plans to wipe out net neutrality (Recode, 21 November 2017)
  14. Net neutrality could spur the next big political movement (CNet, 24 November 2017)
  15. EFF provides tool to allow you to instantly lobby Congress to protect net neutrality (9 to 5 mac; 23 November 2017)
  16. WikiLeaks Releases Source Code of CIA Cyber-Weapon (BleepingComputer, 9 Nov 2017)
  17. Wikileaks release reveals CIA impersonated Kaspersky Lab while hacking people (SiliconAngle, 9 Nov 2017)
  18. Dark Cloud: Inside The Pentagon’s Leaked Internet Surveillance Archive (Upguard, 17 Nov 2017)
  19. How a Wi-Fi Pineapple Can Steal Your Data (And How to Protect Yourself From It) (Vice, 20 Nov 2017)
  20. Uber Concealed Cyberattack That Exposed 57 Million People’s Data (Bloomberg, 21 Nov 2017)
  21. How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You’ve Ever Met (Gizmodo, 7 Nov 2017)
  22. You’re Browsing a Website. These Companies May Be Recording Your Every Move. (Wired, 16 Nov 2017)
  23. We Can’t Trust Facebook to Regulate Itself (NY Times Editorial, 19 Nov 2017)
  24. How a half-educated tech elite delivered us into chaos (The Guardian, 19 Nov 2017)
  25. The Lawsuit that Could Shine a Light on Cambridge Analytica (NoteToSelf, 21 Nov 2017)
  26. Quick guide to asking Cambridge Analytica for your data (Medium 15 Feb 2017)
  27. By year’s end, you’ll know if you liked a Kremlin-created Facebook page (ArsTechnica, 22 Nov 2017)
  28. Facebook will identify what Russia-linked content you liked (CNet; 22 November 2017)
  29. 2 big innovations that made Amazon’s Kindle a success (CNet; 24 November 2017)
  30. How the Kindle was designed through 10 years and 15 generations (TechCrunch; 23 November 2017)
  31. Introducing Travel Mode: Protect your data when crossing borders (Agilebits on 1Password, 18 May 2017)
  32. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Fake Spot – Spot fake reviews! www.fakespot.com
  33. Wes’ Geek of the Week: What’s App