Apple and Dream Corps build career opportunities for Oakland coders

As part of its Community Education Initiative, Apple will partner with Oakland-based non-profit organization Dream Corps to bring educational and workforce development opportunities to young adults with a goal of career placement in the tech sector.
The partnership will build on the success of Dream Corps’ #YesWeCode Initiative, which aims “to help 100,000 young women and men from underrepresented backgrounds find success in the tech sector.” #YesWeCode has already graduated approximately 100 people and has placed 60 percent of them in new tech jobs.

Källa: Apple and Dream Corps build career opportunities for Oakland coders

Lästipset: Behind the Mac creator celebrates his literary icon

Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins says he “stumbled into filmmaking,” attending Florida State University for some years before discovering its film school. “I went to film school right at the turn between old school cinema and new school cinema,” Jenkins says, “so we actually learned to edit films on these things called flat beds … you have to actually physically cut the film and tape it back together. So, doing that for a full year and then transitioning to what they call non-linear editing, it was shocking.
“But I took the lessons with me,” he continues. “Only make the cuts you absolutely have to make.”
In last year’s Behind the Mac campaign that celebrates creators using Mac in their work, Jenkins is seen holding his MacBook Pro while standing under an umbrella in the rain. The director was exporting the final cut of his 2017 Academy Award-winning feature film, “Moonlight.”

Källa: Behind the Mac creator celebrates his literary icon

Lästipset: A Study on Driverless-Car Ethics Offers a Troubling Look Into Our Values

The first time Azim Shariff met Iyad Rahwan—the first real time, after communicating with him by phone and e-mail—was in a driverless car. It was November, 2012, and Rahwan, a thirty-four-year-old professor of computing and information science, was researching artificial intelligence at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, a university in Abu Dhabi.

He was eager to explore how concepts within psychology—including social networks and collective reasoning—might inform machine learning, but there were few psychologists working in the U.A.E. Shariff, a thirty-one-year-old with wild hair and expressive eyebrows, was teaching psychology at New York University’s campus in Abu Dhabi; he guesses that he was one of four research psychologists in the region at the time, an estimate that Rahwan told me “doesn’t sound like an exaggeration.” Rahwan cold-e-mailed Shariff and invited him to visit his research group.

Källa: A Study on Driverless-Car Ethics Offers a Troubling Look Into Our Values

Hacker who stole 620 million records strikes again, stealing 127 million more

A hacker who stole close to 620 million user records from 16 websites has stolen another 127 million records from eight more websites, TechCrunch has learned.

The hacker, whose listing was the previously disclosed data for about $20,000 in bitcoin on a dark web marketplace, stole the data last year from several major sites — some that had already been disclosed, like more than 151 million records from MyFitnessPal and 25 million records from Animoto. But several other hacked sites on the marketplace listing didn’t know or hadn’t disclosed yet — such as 500px and Coffee Meets Bagel.

The Register, which first reported the story, said the data included names, email addresses and scrambled passwords, and in some cases other login and account data — though no financial data was included.

Källa: Hacker who stole 620 million records strikes again, stealing 127 million more

India Proposes Chinese-Style Internet Censorship

NEW DELHI — India’s government has proposed giving itself vast new powers to suppress internet content, igniting a heated battle with global technology giants and prompting comparisons to censorship in China.

Under the proposed rules, Indian officials could demand that Facebook, Google, Twitter, TikTok and others remove posts or videos that they deem libelous, invasive of privacy, hateful or deceptive. Internet companies would also have to build automated screening tools to block Indians from seeing “unlawful information or content.” Another provision would weaken the privacy protections of messaging services like WhatsApp so that the authorities could trace messages back to their original senders.

Källa: India Proposes Chinese-Style Internet Censorship

Först när Mats var död förstod föräldrarna värdet av hans gaming

Robert och Trude sörjde sonens ensamma liv i rullstol. Men när Mats dog tände vänner över hela Europa ljus för honom.

Den här artikeln publicerades första gången den 27 januari på nrk.no – läs norska originalet här

– Vi var ju väldigt traditionella. Ville inte att han skulle vända på dygnet och sådana saker, säger Robert Steen.

Det är 23 augusti 2018. Robert sitter på ett kafé ett stenkast från sitt kontor i Oslo rådhus och berättar om sin son. Han säger att det gör ont, men också känns bra att berätta.

– I efterhand tänker jag att vi borde ha intresserat oss mer för spelvärlden han var så mycket i. Att vi inte gjorde det tog ifrån oss en möjlighet vi inte förstod att vi hade, säger Robert.

Källa: Först när Mats var död förstod föräldrarna värdet av hans gaming

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