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Getting More Women Into Tech; Millions of Android Devices at Risk

Posted March 8th, 2017 at 1:03 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Microsoft, LinkedIn Encourage Girls to Pursue STEM on International Women’s Day The World Economic Forum notes that only 16 percent of female students graduate from STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curricula. In the U.S., only 26 percent of employees in computer and mathematics jobs are women, according to the Department of […]

Apple Warns of ‘Surveillance’ Future; New Ransomware Impossible to Crack

Posted March 17th, 2016 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Even CEO Tim Cook is Suggesting Apple Could Be Forced to Build ‘Surveillance OS’ Apple CEO Tim Cook, in an in interview with Time, warned that the future could very well herald a scenario where the government can force tech companies to develop software to spy on their users. The comment comes […]

Giving Women in Tech Their Due; Wearable Mobility for the Blind

Posted March 8th, 2016 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Why Have We Always Dissed Women in Tech? Decorated rocket scientist Yvonne Brill’s obit in 2013 focused more on her cooking and her family culture than on the propulsion system she invented to keep satellites in orbit. And that’s just one example that reflects what writer Richard Nieva calls “society’s tendency to […]

E-Learning; Women in Tech; Cloud Culture; Kiss Your Piggy Bank Goodbye

Posted October 15th, 2015 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: The Coming Trends in Online Education Online learning has benefited from new and improved tech tools during the past six years. However, these improvements have not produced better learning outcomes, claims writer William Fenton. He argues that priorities need to change as online learning shifts towards “blended initiatives with residential universities.” More […]

Study: Women’s Tweets on Tech Less Popular Than Men’s

Posted October 9th, 2015 at 4:38 pm (UTC-5)
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A recent study of men’s and women’s tweet patterns and engagement levels reveals a topical bias that renders men’s tweets, particularly on tech issues, more popular than women’s. The study was done by Kieran Snyder, co-founder and CEO of Textio, a machine-learning company that looks for bias patterns in business documents and hiring practices and […]

Isis Wenger Rallies Women in Tech Against Stereotypes

Posted August 14th, 2015 at 3:08 pm (UTC-5)
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Isis Wenger, Platform Engineer with identity management firm OneLogin, told TECHtonics she never anticipated what would happen when she participated in this recruiting ad: Never mind the guys featured on the left and right sides of the poster. It was Wenger’s part, right in the center of the poster, which attracted all the attention. Some […]