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Here's how To Change Your Facebook Settings To Opt Out of Platform API Sharing. If you choose to stick with Facebook, you shouldn't trust that they'll protect you or your data. Here's one small step you can take. - EFF

Headed to my session tomorrow morning at on "Digital Scholarship & Digitally Engaged Publics"? Be sure to read my piece in before coming out -

Headed to my session tomorrow morning at on "Digital Scholarship & Digitally Engaged Publics"? Be sure to read my piece in before coming out -

Europe's new privacy laws will change the web, and more. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) focuses on ensuring that users know, understand, and consent to the data collected about them. - Wired

Here's what happened: Facebook gave access to data of millions of users strictly for research purposes, researcher sells them for electoral targeting. Facebook knew for years, but defends not informing anyone, because it was “not…

'I created Steve Bannon's psychological warfare tool': meet the data war whistleblower behind Cambridge Analytica and its links to the Brexit Leave campaign in the UK and Team Trump in the US presidential election. - The Guardian

If you wanted to develop the expertise in digital literacy (& other things) I referenced in my response to the hot/not report, subscribe to my weekly newsletter. Here's issue #141. It's all about the ability to adapt.…

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change. - Stephen Hawking - In TL;DR #141 (

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This: "Enormous changes are happening as we move from print to pixel, and our classrooms, and literacy education more specifically, are not accounting for this change."

My response to the latest "hot or not" rankings - Rating the relative hotness of digital literacy. Let me know what you think.

About a quarter of U.S. adults say they are 'almost constantly' online - Pew Research Center

The four types of online discussion. Which one most associates with your tendencies as you post, comment, & react online?

The Power to Change the World: A Teaching Unit on Student Activism in History & Today. How much of a difference can young people make in addressing the problems our society faces? What makes their voices uniquely powerful? When…

If you're a student who's thinking of taking part (or the parent of one), you probably have lots of questions: Can the school retaliate? Will it hurt your chances of college? Can you just stay home for the day? For help with…

Stephen Hawking, the brightest star in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped modern cosmology & inspired global audiences in the millions, has died aged 76. - The Guardian

Guidance from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on what students can & cannot do regarding protests during school hours — & what they can expect if they violate school rules.

A great read: How a Book Warehouse is Changing Columbia's Library System. ReCAP, a 26-year stopgap to the unsolvable problem of how to grow & maintain unbounded knowledge.

What Separates a Good Blended Learning Program From a Bad One? - EdSurge News - EdSurge

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Important insight from the National Geographic: For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist. To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It.

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