21 février 2019

Oath Agrees to $5 Million Settlement Over Children’s Privacy Online

Stephen Downes PhotoBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Oath Agrees to $5 Million Settlement Over Children’s Privacy Online
Sapna Maheshwari, New York Times, 2018/12/06
While we shouldn't stop criticizing Facebook, let's also take a moment to note that Verizon, through it's subsidiary Oath (Yahoo and AOL) just "agreed to pay about $5 million to settle charges from the New York attorney general that the media company’s online advertising business was violating a federal children’s privacy law." More...

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Developers, start your engines

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Amazon.Com, 2018/11/29
This is one of the more interesting of Amazon's announcements thisd week. 'Deep Racer' is a scale model racing car. Inside, it has a reinforcement learning engine. You train your car to race, and then submit your trained engine to Amazon to compete in actual road races with your self-driving car. More...

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LinkedIn Becomes a Serious Open Learning Platform

Stephen Downes PhotoBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. LinkedIn Becomes a Serious Open Learning Platform
Josh Bersin, Chief Learning Officer, 2018/11/15
It's true that LinkedIn has been a learning platform for some time now, but open? It depends on how you define it - "it’s now announcing it has completely opened up its learning platform to external content partners." That is, it is open in the sense that "customers who have purchased multiple content sources can offer their employees a single place to discover and access all of their organization’s learning content." That puts LinkedIn (and by extension, Microsoft) squarely in the LMS and Learning platform marketplace. More...

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17 février 2019

FUN ouvre sa boutique en ligne

Logo FUN Passer vos nuits les yeux rivés sur des MOOC passionnants avec une tasse de thé ou de café à la main est votre passe-temps préféré ? Vous souhaitez montrer votre appartenance à la grande communauté FUN ou envoyer des messages subliminaux à votre famille et vos amis ? Vous rêviez secrètement de vous offrir un petit cadeau en guise de récompense pour vos vaillants efforts et vos indéniables progrès après un MOOC ?
Tout cela est désormais possible avec la première boutique en ligne de FUN. Vous pourrez y dénicher des sweet-shirts pour vous tenir chaud en hiver, des t-shirts à manches courtes et des casquettes pour être au top en été, des mugs - accessoire incontournable de l’apprenant.e averti.e - mais aussi des sacs, des coques pour smartphones, des tabliers, des peluches pour les petits et les grands enfants, des bavoirs pour les Mooceurs et Mooceuses en devenir… Autant de souvenirs qui vous accompagneront partout, en toutes circonstances et qui feront plaisir à tous les fans de FUN !
Accès à la boutique FUN. Plus...

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15 février 2019

Join Coursera’s New Community

Stephen Downes PhotoBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Join Coursera’s New Community
Laura Portalupi, Coursera Blog, 2018/12/31
Coursera has launched a new 'Community' service for people to use alongside their online courses. Announced in this post two weeks ago, the community has attracted almost 2,000 members (that doesn't sound like a lot but I actually think it's pretty good). More...

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14 février 2019

Microsoft Is Killing Skype Classic on November 1, and Here’s Why People Are Upset

Stephen Downes PhotoBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Microsoft Is Killing Skype Classic on November 1, and Here’s Why People Are Upset
Chris Hoffman, How-To Geek, 2018/10/16
Skype 8 (which is what Microsoft calls the 'Surface' version of Skype) never worked properly for me. So I always used (what they call) Skype classic, until the audio and video quality declined to the point where it too was unusable. More...

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13 février 2019

Google to shut down Google+

Stephen Downes PhotoBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Google to shut down Google+
Martin Brinkmann, ghacks.net, 2018/10/08
It surprises no one to hear that Google is finally announcing the end of the Google+ network. It never came close to being a Facebook rival, despite the effort Google put into it. That said, some parts of it - such as Hangouts - were significant successes in their own right. More...

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iFixit confirms you can still repair your own iMac Pro or MacBook Pro

Stephen Downes PhotoBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. iFixit confirms you can still repair your own iMac Pro or MacBook Pro
Richard Lawler, Engadget, 2018/10/08

This is an update on a story cited here last week. The website iFixit looked at the story saying you can't repair your MacBook, tried it for themselves, and found that you atually can repair your computer. More...

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Apple's New Proprietary Software Locks Kill Independent Repair on New MacBook Pros

Stephen Downes PhotoBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Apple's New Proprietary Software Locks Kill Independent Repair on New MacBook Pros
Jason Koebler, Motherboard, 2018/10/05
As Doug Belshaw says on Mastodon, "Proprietary software is what proprietary vendors do." In this case, that the proprietary vendors do is write an application that presents people from repairing their MacBooks. More...

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UK: SIEM 2017 showcases new market trends

By Kerrie Kennedy. The recent British Council Services for International Education Marketing conference saw more than 450 delegates and international education professionals from over 40 countries gather in Scotland to discuss fresh approaches for connecting with international students worldwide. More...

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