Newspaper Endorsements Show Elephant-sized Difference in 2016 Election

Trump is the pink elephant in the room according to this data set by Noah Veltman. The data appears to show a significant difference in the number of newspapers who endorsed Trump when compared to those who backed Romney and McCain. Only two papers, the Florida Times-Union and Las Vegas Review-Journal, backed Trump. For my data visualization project, I’ve created a network using Kumu called Newspaper Endorsements to help put this stark contrast into perspective.

New Colossus

The Statue of Liberty in New York in front of clear blue sky
NY Statue of Liberty by Celso Flores

The New Colossus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
Source: Emma Lazarus: Selected Poems and Other Writings (2002) through
Image Source: Celso FLORESBy: Celso FLORES  “NY Statue of Liberty”   (CCBY)

Jay Leiderman: The Lawyer Who Stands Between Hackers And Prison (Buzzfeed)

Meet The Maserati-Driving Deadhead Lawyer Who Stands Between Hackers And Prison

Article by  , Photography for Article by Nancy Pastor

This interesting article from Buzzfeed delves into the life of Jay Leiderman, who defends hackers from laws like the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act from the 1980’s. The CFAA is a remnant of the dawn of the computer age, born of fears from the Cold War that is now being used to prosecute people who use something that didn’t really exist when the law was written- the internet.


Google Classroom and Canvas

As posted in Slack: In this article: NPR Google Hit With Student Privacy Complaint, the EFF has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, charging that Google is in violation of a legally binding agreement signed by 200 companies called the Student Privacy Pledge.” Google was also accused of having a “cozy” relationship with Obama, staff visiting the White House an average of once a week according to The Hill
Google donates generously to both sides of the isle according to The Guardian and is under the Alphabet Inc umbrella, owned by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, with Page serving as CEO and Brin as President.
Canvas, owned by Instructure under CEO Josh Coates, recently (Jan 18th) integrated with Google, allowing it to use Google Drive, Docs, Slides, etc and making it easier for users to share across those platforms, all under a “single sign-on… when users are logged into Canvas, they’re also logged into Google.” Yahoo Canvas Integration with Google . Both stocks were down slightly as of class Thursday, according to Google.