May 16, 2021

Weekly Web Harvest for 2021-05-09

Kim Weeden on Twitter: “I’m a bit surprised by how many students don’t know that Canvas records their site use, page views, and when and for how long they had Zoom lectures open. I’d think students of this generation would just assume every app, especiallWhat and how should we tell students about the data being logged by various systems? Do You Have to Pay Full Tuition for Remote College? Judges Say ‘Yes’ – BloombergIn another recent case, one of the plaintiffs tried to get around this difficulty by pointing out that she had enrolled in one course described as involving “fieldwork,” another that promised “clinical hours,” and a third that included “role-play.” The court shrugged. Such language did not amount to a promise of classroom teaching because “experiential learning is not synonymous with in-person learning.” The twisted psychology of browser tabs—and why we can’t get rid of the“Some of them almost liked when [their computers crashed] because they could claim tab bankruptcy,” says Aniket Kittur, a professor at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon. “[It offered] a plausible deniability to their future self for this happening!” Email bankruptcy, tab bankruptcy . . . rationalizations of the strangest things. DarkSide Ransomware Gang Quits After Servers, Bitcoin Stash Seized – Krebs on SecurityThe REvil representative said its program was introducing new […]

Stories from Palestine

After spending time offering facts about Palestine, it seems right that now what I want to share are first-person stories of Palestine. There are three I want to share, but first of all, remember poet Mourid Barghouti in I Saw Ramallah, who said: “It is easy to blur the truth with a simple linguistic trick:…