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, especiall
What 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’ – Bloomberg
In 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 Security
The REvil representative said its program was introducing new restrictions on the kinds of organizations that affiliates could hold for ransom, and that henceforth it would be forbidden to attack those in the “social sector” (defined as healthcare and educational institutions) and organizations in the “gov-sector” (state) of any country. Affiliates also will be required to get approval before infecting victims.
- A Closer Look at the DarkSide Ransomware Gang – Krebs on Security
So much business.
- Patagonia shows corporate activism is simpler than it looks – Los Angeles Times
“In order to get it right, root it in something real. Don’t try to appropriate a value that you think your consumers have,” he said. “Trying to thread a mushy middle and create something that’s inoffensive to everyone is a recipe for disaster. That’s how you really get it wrong.”
- Discourses of Climate Delay – Comic — Céline Keller
This is a comic adaption of the ‘Discourses of Climate Delay’ study by the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC). I used the quotes from their supplementary materials and added some extra examples with context information gathered mostly from the fantastic Climate Disinformation Database at Desmog. Below the comic there is a pdf with links to sources for all the pages.