29 avril 2017

Is charter school fraud the next Enron?

The ConversationIn 2001, Texas-based energy giant Enron shocked the world by declaring bankruptcy. Thousands of employees lost their jobs, and investors lost billions. More...

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26 avril 2017

Researchers find millions of .edu accounts, passwords available on Dark Web

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. A recent report from the Digital Citizens Alliance shows 14 million .edu email addresses and email passwords from the 300 largest higher ed institutions in the U.S. were available for sale on the “Dark Web.” Campus Technology reports that 11 million of those uncovered in the most recent search of the Dark Web were found in the last year, and that many of the user names and passwords were likely compromised when users accessed them in non-academic settings. More...

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21 avril 2017

Netflix's anti-piracy team aims to make stealing content uncool

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Netflix's anti-piracy team aims to make stealing content uncool
Sophia Harris, CBC News, 2017/03/29
I never actually did this (honestly!) but it was a thing when I was young to sneak into movie theatres. One person would buy a ticket and then open the emergency exit for others. Or you'd sneak under the ticket window. More...

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15 avril 2017

More university students are using tech to cheat in exams

The Guardian homeBy. Guardian uncovers 42% rise in cheating cases involving gadgets such as mobile phones and hidden earpieces since 2012. More...

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Universities: share your stories of exam cheating

The Guardian homeBy. Reports indicate students are using hi-tech methods to cheat in exams. We want to hear from professors, invigilators and students. More...

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14 avril 2017

Digital records to tackle fake qualifications

By Ranjit Devraj. The Indian government is planning to digitise academic records as part of a drive against fake degrees and institutions at a time when prominent public figures are being challenged to prove that they are entitled to the degrees and qualifications they claim to have. More...

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13 avril 2017

Ministry tackles research integrity after NTU scandal

By Mimi Leung and Yojana Sharma. Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology has said it will set up an Office of Research Integrity to hold researchers to ethical academic standards in the wake of a major academic fraud scandal at the country’s top institution, National Taiwan University or NTU, which has severely damaged its research reputation. More...

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Dozens of academic journals appoint fake editor

By Brendan O'Malley. Dozens of academic titles have offered a sham scientist a place on their editorial board, according to an investigation by researchers, published in Nature, the international weekly journal of science. More...

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12 avril 2017

Students emerge as prime targets for Ponzi fraud

By Tunde Fatunde. Calls for greater government action have been made as university students have emerged as prime targets for Ponzi scheme fraud.
This after at least 4,000 students from one university were threatened with expulsion after they diverted their tuition fees worth a total of US$6.5 million into an online Ponzi scheme which has since suspended its operations without explanation. More...

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09 avril 2017

CHEATING AND TECHNOLOGY – UNETHICAL INDIFFERENCE

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. A study by the Josephson Institute of Ethics interviewed 23,000 high school students and asked them a variety of questions about academic ethics. Of the teens surveyed, 51 percent said that they had knowingly cheated at some point on an exam but that they had no qualms about the behavior. More...

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