How YouTube Serves As The Content Engine Of The Internet's Dark Side

How YouTube Serves As The Content Engine Of The Internet’s Dark Side
Everyone knows that Twitter and Facebook spread bad information and hate speech. But YouTube, which pays for conspiracy theories seen by millions, may be even worse.
David Seaman is the Pizzagate King of the Internet.  On
Twitter, Seaman posts dozens of messages a day to his 66,000
followers, often about the secret cabal — including
Rothschilds, Satanists, and the other nabobs of the New World
Order — behind the nation’s best-known, super-duper-secret
child sex ring under a DC pizza parlor.  But it’s on YouTube
where he really goes to work. Since Nov. 4, four days before
the election, Seaman has uploaded 136 videos, more than one a
day. Of those, at least 42 are about Pizzagate. The videos,
which tend to run about eight to fifteen minutes, typically
consist of Seaman, a young, brown-haired man with glasses and
a short beard, speaking directly into a camera in front of a
white wall. He doesn’t equivocate: Recent videos are titled
“Pizzagate Will Dominate 2017, Because It Is Real” and
“#PizzaGate New Info 12/6/16: Link To Pagan God of
Pedophilia/Rape.”  Seaman has more than 150,000 subscribers.
His videos, usually preceded by preroll ads for major brands
like Quaker Oats and Uber, have been watched almost 18 million
times, which is roughly the number of people who tuned in to
last year’s season finale of NCIS, the most popular show on
television.

Defense Against the Dark Arts: Networked Propaganda and Counter-Propaganda
February 24, 2017  Author Jonathan Stray
In honor of MisinfoCon this weekend, it’s time for a brain dump on propaganda — that is, getting large numbers of people to believe something for political gain. Many of my journalist and technologist colleagues have started to think about propaganda in the wake of the US election, and related issues like “fake news” and organized trolling. My goal here is to connect this new wave of enthusiasm to history and research.
This post is about persuasion. I’m not going to spend much time on the ethics of these techniques, and even less on the question of who is actually right on any particular point. That’s for another conversation. Instead, I want to talk about what works. All of these methods are just tools, and some are more just than others.

Think of this as Defense Against the Dark Arts.
http://jonathanstray.com/networked-propaganda-and-counter-propaganda

The Matrix is here

Google Unveils Neural Network with “Superhuman” Ability to Determine the
Location of Almost Any Image
Guessing the location of a randomly chosen Street View image is hard, even
for well-traveled humans. But Google’s latest artificial-intelligence
machine manages it with relative ease.
By Emerging Technology from the arXiv
Feb 24 2017
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/600889/google-unveils-neural-network-with-superhuman-ability-to-determine-the-location-of-almost/

Here’s a tricky task. Pick a photograph from the Web at random. Now try to
work out where it was taken using only the image itself. If the image shows
a famous building or landmark, such as the Eiffel Tower or Niagara Falls,
the task is straightforward. But the job becomes significantly harder when
the image lacks specific location cues or is taken indoors or shows a pet
or food or some other detail.
Nevertheless, humans are surprisingly good at this task. To help, they
bring to bear all kinds of knowledge about the world such as the type and
language of signs on display, the types of vegetation, architectural
styles, the direction of traffic, and so on. Humans spend a lifetime
picking up these kinds of geolocation cues.
So it’s easy to think that machines would struggle with this task. And
indeed, they have.
Today, that changes thanks to the work of Tobias Weyand, a computer vision
specialist at Google, and a couple of pals. These guys have trained a
deep-learning machine to work out the location of almost any photo using
only the pixels it contains.
Their new machine significantly outperforms humans and can even use a
clever trick to determine the location of indoor images and pictures of
specific things such as pets, food, and so on that have no location cues.
Their approach is straightforward, at least in the world of machine
learning. Weyand and co begin by dividing the world into a grid consisting
of over 26,000 squares of varying size that depend on the number of images
taken in that location.
So big cities, which are the subjects of many images, have a more
fine-grained grid structure than more remote regions where photographs are
less common. Indeed, the Google team ignored areas like oceans and the
polar regions, where few photographs have been taken.
Next, the team created a database of geolocated images from the Web and
used the location data to determine the grid square in which each image was
taken. This data set is huge, consisting of 126 million images along with
their accompanying Exif location data.
Weyand and co used 91 million of these images to teach a powerful neural
network to work out the grid location using only the image itself. Their
idea is to input an image into this neural net and get as the output a
particular grid location or a set of likely candidates.
They then validated the neural network using the remaining 34 million
images in the data set. Finally they tested the network—which they call
PlaNet—in a number of different ways to see how well it works.
The results make for interesting reading. To measure the accuracy of their
machine, they fed it 2.3 million geotagged images from Flickr to see
whether it could correctly determine their location. “PlaNet is able to
localize 3.6 percent of the images at street-level accuracy and 10.1
percent at city-level accuracy,” say Weyand and co. What’s more, the
machine determines the country of origin in a further 28.4 percent of the
photos and the continent in 48.0 percent of them.
That’s pretty good. But to show just how good, Weyand and co put PlaNet
through its paces in a test against 10 well-traveled humans. For the test,
they used an online game that presents a player with a random view taken
from Google Street View and asks him or her to pinpoint its location on a
map of the world. [snip]

A warning from Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Stephen Hawking
By Quincy Larson
Feb 19 2017
https://medium.freecodecamp.com/bill-gates-and-elon-musk-just-warned-us-about-the-one-thing-politicians-are-too-scared-to-talk-8db9815fd398
“The automation of factories has already decimated jobs in traditional
manufacturing, and the rise of artificial intelligence is likely to extend
this job destruction deep into the middle classes, with only the most
caring, creative or supervisory roles remaining.” — Stephen Hawking
There’s a rising chorus of concern about how quickly robots are taking away
human jobs.
Here’s Elon Musk on Thursday at the the World Government Summit in Dubai:
“What to do about mass unemployment? This is going to be a massive social
challenge. There will be fewer and fewer jobs that a robot cannot do better
[than a human]. These are not things that I wish will happen. These are
simply things that I think probably will happen.” — Elon Musk
And today Bill Gates proposed that governments start taxing robot workers
the same way we tax human workers:
“You cross the threshold of job-replacement of certain activities all sort
of at once. So, you know, warehouse work, driving, room cleanup, there’s
quite a few things that are meaningful job categories that, certainly in
the next 20 years [will go away].” — Bill Gates
Jobs are vanishing much faster than anyone ever imagined.
In 2013, policy makers largely ignored two Oxford economists who suggested
that 45% of all US jobs could be automated away within the next 20 years.
But today that sounds all but inevitable.
Transportation and warehousing employ 5 million Americans
Those self-driving cars you keep hearing about are about to replace a lot
of human workers.
Currently in the US, there are:
• 600,000 Uber drivers
• 181,000 taxi drivers
• 168,000 transit bus drivers
• 505,000 school bus drivers
There’s also around 1 million truck drivers in the US. And Uber just bought
a self-driving truck company.
As self driving cars become legal in more states, we’ll see a rapid
automation of all of these driving jobs. If a one-time $30,000 truck
retrofit can replace a $40,000 per year human trucker, there will soon be a
million truckers out of work.
And it’s not just the drivers being replaced. Soon entire warehouses will
be fully automated.
I strongly recommend you invest 3 minutes in watching this video. It shows
how a fleet of small robots can replace a huge number of human warehouse
workers.
There are still some humans working in those warehouses, but it’s only a
matter of time before some sort of automated system replaces them, too.
8 million Americans work as retail salespeople and cashiers.
Many of these jobs will soon be automated away.
Amazon is testing a type of store with virtually no employees. You just
walk in, grab what you want, and walk out.
[snip]

Women's History Month The True Story of 'Hidden Figures'

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The True Story of ‘Hidden Figures’ and the Women Who Crunched the Numbers for NASA

SEE Katherine Johnson at the oscars 2017
CHANGING GIRLS’ ATTITUDES ABOUT COMPUTERS

Some highlights:
“Across the United States and Canada, universities and colleges are facing a significant increase in enrollment in both undergraduate computer science (CS) courses and programs. The current enrollment surge has exceeded previous CS booms, and there is a general sense that the current growth in enrollment is substantially different than that of the mid-1980s and late 1990s.”
“The enrollment growth in the mid-1980s is sometimes referred to as the “PC boom” and the enrollment growth in the late 1990s is sometimes referred to as the “dot-com boom.” CRA Snowbird Conference attendees suggest that we are currently in “Generation CS,” where CS enrollment across the nation is surging due to the pervasiveness of computing in today’s society. Computing plays a significant role in daily life, and students with interests in a variety of fields are beginning to understand that training in computer science is vital.”
“Many units face increased faculty retention problems, are not able to hire teaching faculty into newly created teaching positions, and realize that there are not enough new PhDs to fill open faculty slots in the targeted areas.”
“A positive consequence of the current enrollment surge is a significant increase in the number of women and underrepresented minority (URM) students in computer science, both in courses and as majors. In addition, there is also some good news in regard to the percentage of women and URM students in aggregate; the good news, however, is not universal across all units1 surveyed.”
“Current pressures on computer science units are extremely difficult to manage and will also intensify if enrollments continue to grow. Institutional administrators need to work with computer science units to find sustainable approaches to meet the student demand…”
“Given the available data on job postings, Ph.D. production, and the insufficient number of new Ph.D.s pursuing academic positions, units may not be able to hire faculty members as planned. In addition, units may face increased faculty retention problems.”
 
CRA Releases Report on Surge in Computer Science Enrollments
Some highlights:
“Across the United States and Canada, universities and colleges are facing a significant increase in enrollment in both undergraduate computer science (CS) courses and programs. The current enrollment surge has exceeded previous CS booms, and there is a general sense that the current growth in enrollment is substantially different than that of the mid-1980s and late 1990s.”
“The enrollment growth in the mid-1980s is sometimes referred to as the “PC boom” and the enrollment growth in the late 1990s is sometimes referred to as the “dot-com boom.” CRA Snowbird Conference attendees suggest that we are currently in “Generation CS,” where CS enrollment across the nation is surging due to the pervasiveness of computing in today’s society. Computing plays a significant role in daily life, and students with interests in a variety of fields are beginning to understand that training in computer science is vital.”
“Many units face increased faculty retention problems, are not able to hire teaching faculty into newly created teaching positions, and realize that there are not enough new PhDs to fill open faculty slots in the targeted areas.”
“A positive consequence of the current enrollment surge is a significant increase in the number of women and underrepresented minority (URM) students in computer science, both in courses and as majors. In addition, there is also some good news in regard to the percentage of women and URM students in aggregate; the good news, however, is not universal across all units1 surveyed.”
“Current pressures on computer science units are extremely difficult to manage and will also intensify if enrollments continue to grow. Institutional administrators need to work with computer science units to find sustainable approaches to meet the student demand…”
“Given the available data on job postings, Ph.D. production, and the insufficient number of new Ph.D.s pursuing academic positions, units may not be able to hire faculty members as planned. In addition, units may face increased faculty retention problems.”

Achtung! Germany hates Cayla and so should you.

Are you listening?
German regulators have banned an internet-connected doll called ‘My Friend Cayla’ that can chat with children, warning that it was a de facto “hidden spying device”.  Parents were urged to disable the interactive toy by the Federal Network Agency which enforces bans on surveillance devices.
Banned In Germany: Kids’ Doll Is Labeled An Espionage Device
Data privacy, and specifically related to what information is being collected from children through voice-enabled toys. NPR
Cayla looks like an everyday doll and gives no notice that it collects and transmits everything it hears — in this case, to a voice-recognition company in the U.S. whose other customers include intelligence agencies.
A doll called My Friend Cayla listens a little too well, according to German regulators who say the toy is essentially a stealthy espionage device that shares what it hears and is also vulnerable to takeover by third parties.  “Cayla ist verboten in Deutschland,” says Jochen Homann, the president of Germany’s Federal Network Agency (the Bundessnetzagentur), announcing a ban on the doll in Germany on Friday.
Cayla will also dial the Hitler phone and tell them what your parents are saying…..
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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39105852
Hitler Bunker Phone up For Auction in Maryland
http://www.newsmax.com
“This was Hitler’s personal instrument of death,” Ranulf added. “It is a very sinister piece of equipment, when you think about what it was used for. He would have used it extensively to scream brutal orders to those running the concentration camps and to his generals on the battlefield.”
Adolf Hitler’s bunker phone, which has been described as the Nazi leaders’ “mobile device of destruction,” will be sold this month at an auction in the U.S.  The phone, which has been held at an English country house since Hitler’s suicide in 1945, is set to be sold in Maryland by Alexander Historical Auctions on Feb. 19, according to the New York Post.  According to the auction house, Hitler’s phone, painted in red with his name engraved, was “arguably the most destructive ‘weapon’ of all time, which sent millions to their deaths around the world,” CNN noted.  Hitler was known to use the bunker telephone to give commands that led to the deaths of millions of Jews during World War II, according to a catalog for the auction house.  The “death phone” could go for more than $500,000 at the upcoming auction.
 
 
 

Al Gore's 'Inconvenient Truth'? — A $30,000 Utility Bill

 
Armed with Gore’s utility bills for the last two years, the Tennessee Center for Policy Research charged Monday that the gas and electric bills for the former vice president’s 20-room home and pool house devoured nearly 221,000 kilowatt-hours in 2006, more than 20 times the national average of 10,656 kilowatt-hours.  “If this were any other person with $30,000-a-year in utility bills, I wouldn’t care,” says the Center’s 27-year-old president, Drew Johnson. “But he tells other people how to live and he’s not following his own rules.”
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/GlobalWarming/story?id=2906888

Who are the 300 so called "scientists" that told Trump to leave UN Climate Agreement

Just who are these 300 so called “scientists”???
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2017/feb/27/just-who-are-these-300-scientists-telling-trump-to-burn-the-climate
If you read the headlines, it might have seemed impressive: “300 Scientists Tell Trump to Leave UN Climate Agreement.” Wow, 300 scientists. That’s a lot right? Actually, it’s a pitiful list.  First of all, hardly anyone on the list was a climate scientist; many were not even natural scientists. It is almost as though anyone with a college degree (and there are about 21 million enrolled in higher education programs just in the USA) was qualified to sign that letter.  Okay but what about the signers of the letter? Surely they are experts in the field? Not so much. It was very difficult to find the list of signers online however I was able to acquire it with some help. See for yourself – Google “300 scientists letter climate change” in the past week. You will see many stories in the press, but try finding the actual letter or the list of names. The version I obtained was dated February 23, 2017 which helps narrow your searching. In an era of Dr. Google, it is unbelievable that the letter itself was not made more available.  …
As with all such lists, the 300 ‘scientists’ badly lack climate expertise
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2017/feb/27/just-who-are-these-300-scientists-telling-trump-to-burn-the-climate
A retired geologist and a public servant? I performed a google scholar search on “AI Adam” to find out what is picked up as any studies written by someone named “AI Adam.” Nothing. If you can find his book on Amazon, you will see his biography states he’s a retired geologist, got a degree from a university in the UK (discipline not specified), he worked in fossil fuel and mineral industries in Australia and other countries. Oh, and currently he has “wide interests”.
Example 2:

ALEXANDER, Ralph B.: (Ph.D., Physics, University of Oxford); Former Associate Professor, Wayne State University, Detroit, author “Global Warming False Alarm” (2012)

Surely it gets better right? I mean this signer was an Associate Professor? Again, not much there. I was able to find this part of a biography on DeSmogBlog:

Ralph B. Alexander is a former Associate Professor of Physics at Wayne State University and former President and co-founder of Ion Surface Technology, a small high-tech materials company. He is currently the owner and president of R.B. Alexander & Associates Inc., an independent consulting firm specializing in advanced materials and surface engineering.

No evidence of any expertise in climate science that I could find. Let’s move to Example 3:

ALLEN, D. Weston: (MB. BS.); FRACGP Australia

Trumps Tax Returns, The Logan Act,

How Congress could get Trump’s tax returns
http://money.cnn.com/2017/02/07/news/economy/trump-tax-returns/index.html
President Trump doesn’t have to publicly disclose his tax returns, now or ever. But some members of Congress can, if they want.
The Logan Act states, in part:
http://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/15/npr-what-is-the-logan-act-and-why-does-it-matter
“Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.”
 
Michael Flynn’s Resignation Has People Talking About the Logan Act. Who Was Logan?
http://time.com/4672144/george-logan-michael-flynn
Forget Michael Flynn!

How Bush’s grandfather helped Hitler’s rise to power

The US first family and the Nazi war machine under the Trading with the Enemy Act are still being felt by Bush Family
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2004/sep/25/usa.secondworldwar
George Bush’s grandfather, the late US senator Prescott Bush, was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from their involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany. The Guardian has obtained confirmation from newly discovered files in the US National Archives that a firm of which Prescott Bush was a director was involved with the financial architects of Nazism.
Prescott Bush, a 6ft 4in charmer with a rich singing voice, was the founder of the Bush political dynasty and was once considered a potential presidential candidate himself. Like his son, George, and grandson, George W, he went to Yale where he was, again like his descendants, a member of the secretive and influential Skull and Bones student society.
“This was the mechanism by which Hitler was funded to come to power, this was the mechanism by which the Third Reich’s defence industry was re-armed, this was the mechanism by which Nazi profits were repatriated back to the American owners, this was the mechanism by which investigations into the financial laundering of the Third Reich were blunted,” said Loftus, who is vice-chairman of the Holocaust Museum in St Petersburg.
“The Union Banking Corporation was a holding company for the Nazis, for Fritz Thyssen,” said Loftus. “At various times, the Bush family has tried to spin it, saying they were owned by a Dutch bank and it wasn’t until the Nazis took over Holland that they realised that now the Nazis controlled the apparent company and that is why the Bush supporters claim when the war was over they got their money back. Both the American treasury investigations and the intelligence investigations in Europe completely bely that, it’s absolute horseshit. They always knew who the ultimate beneficiaries were.”
Bush bank tied to Nazi funding
President Bush’s grandfather was a director of a bank seized by the federal government because of its ties to a German industrialist who helped bankroll Adolf Hitler’s rise to power, government documents show.
Prescott Bush was one of seven directors of Union Banking Corp., a New York investment bank owned by a bank controlled by the Thyssen family, according to recently declassified National Archives documents reviewed by the Associated Press.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2003/oct/17/20031017-110534-8149r/
 
APPS MAKE PESTERING CONGRESS SO EASY THAT POLITICIANS CAN’T KEEP UP
https://www.wired.com/2017/01/apps-make-pestering-congress-easy-cant-keep/
Today tools like Countable http://countablecampaigns.com/
and https://democracy.io/ make it trivial to send a message to your representatives.
“Activists and congressional staffers say yes. But the simplicity of making electronic contact today has created another problem: While it’s become easier than ever for the public to contact Congress, it hasn’t gotten any easier for congressional staffers to actually do anything with the feedback they receive from constituents. In many cases, it’s not that Congress can’t hear you. It’s that the flood of voices so overwhelms the bureaucratic machine that any one citizen becomes hard to hear. There’s a disconnect between the public’s expectations of their communications with their representatives and the reality of how those communications are handled.
Research by Zogby found that email is the most common way to contact Congress, and that most people expect a response to their messages.

Yet a third of people who email Congress receive no response, and nearly half of those who did receive a response found it lacking, usually because they believed it failed to actually address their issue.

The reason for those dismal results is simple: Members of Congress are only allowed to hire eighteen staffers each. That means that as the volume of email grows, those dozen-and-a-half staffers are stuck with more work, and Congress can’t hire more people to help. And while apps like Countable have made sending email to Congress easy, the software that staffers have to process those emails remains antiquated, says Seamus Kraft, the executive director of the OpenGov Foundation, a non-partisan, non-profit organization he co-founded with US representative Darrell Issa, a California Republican.
WHAT WORKS
The consensus among activists and staffers alike is

phone calls are better than email, and that showing up in person to district offices or town halls is better than phone calls.
But email and social media make a difference too, as long as those communications are personalized.

“I don’t want people who are disabled or otherwise unable to make phone calls to feel like their voice doesn’t matter, because it absolutely does,” says Emily Ellsworth, a former staffer for Utah congressmen Chris Stewart and Jason Chaffetz, whose guide to contacting representatives has gone viral since the election”
https://gumroad.com/l/callthehallsguide
History OF Republican Treason
Published on Apr 22, 2014
Lyndon Johnson discusses with Illinois Senator Everett Dirksen the shocking discovery that candidate Richard Nixon is sabotaging the Paris Peace Talks through his own backchannel negotiations, offering the South Vietnamese a better deal if he becomes president. A supplement to the long essay on the subject of Richard Nixon’s sabotage of these peace talks:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEPI_9Ju0k

Germans preparing for carnival celebrations with Bavarian Donald Trump-style wigs

Germans snap up Trump wigs for carnival

A Bavarian maker of Donald Trump-style wigs said on Wednesday her factory has been overwhelmed by demand for the U.S. president’s blonde coiffure from Germans preparing for carnival celebrations this week.
trumpwig

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
trumphair
and

Carnival kicks off on Thursday with Weiberfastnacht or “women’s carnival,”

traditionally the day when women, many in clown costumes and wigs, take over town halls. They symbolically

“castrate” men by cutting off their ties.

 
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-carinval-trump-idUSKBN16126B
 
 

College Board SAT security is still a joke!

Find a College that will accept AP, IB instead of SAT

Find a “Fair Test College or University

http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Teachers/No-SAT-FairTest-College.html

College Board tightens SAT exam security, but key risk remains

The owner of the SAT college-entrance exam, which has been plagued by a raft of cheating incidents overseas, outlined new security measures but stopped short of remedying the test’s biggest vulnerability.

– The owner of the SAT college-entrance exam, which has been plagued by a raft of cheating incidents overseas, outlined new security measures but stopped short of remedying the test’s biggest vulnerability.

The New York-based College Board said the steps include reducing the number of times the test is given outside the United States and increasing the auditing of test centers. But the not-for-profit organization did not say it would end its practice of reusing test forms overseas that were initially given in the United States – the source of many of its security lapses in recent years.

As Reuters reported last year, the College Board has failed to stop a widespread and known security problem. Asian test-preparation companies are gathering questions and reading passages from past SAT exams, and then giving their clients that material to practice upon.

The questions later show up on SAT exams administered overseas, giving an unfair advantage to students who have seen them.

The news agency also found that the College Board knowingly had administered some exams overseas that it knew had leaked. Full coverage of the cheating epidemic can be read here: http://www.reuters.com/investigates/section/cheat-sheet/

The problems caused by recycling tests overseas recurred as recently as last month. In its announcement, the College Board disclosed it was cancelling the scores of an undisclosed number of students who took the SAT overseas in January and was reviewing the scores of an additional group of students “as part of ongoing comprehensive investigations.”

Reuters reported last week that parts of the January exam given in Asia originally had been administered last June in the United States. The June test was widely available in China and had been sold to students in South Korea. Reuters obtained more than 200 pages of scans and photographs of the leaked exam.

Zach Goldberg, a College Board spokesman, declined to say how many students had their scores canceled or in which countries they took the test.

The College Board’s chief executive, David Coleman, said at a conference last September that the organization planned to scale back its reuse of tests. Goldberg declined to say today whether the College Board will halt the practice overseas.

The College Board said starting this fall, it will cut the number of test administrations overseas from six a year to four. The SAT will only be offered in October, December, March and May. This June’s international test sitting will be canceled.

The College Board previously had reduced SAT administrations from six to four in South Korea, Egypt and Saudi Arabia after determining in 2013 that tests had leaked there. But at the time it decided not to take similar action in China, even though it knew that a Chinese website had “compromised” four SAT exams, according to an internal College Board PowerPoint presentation seen by Reuters. A spate of cheating incidents in China and other countries ensued.

The College Board said its new security measures include providing law enforcement and other government agencies with the names of test prep companies and individuals suspected of stealing test materials. It promised to make it easier for students and teachers to anonymously report suspected cases of cheating.

The organization also said it plans to prohibit individuals from taking future tests, including the SAT and Advanced Placement Exams, “when we conclude they have gained or attempted to gain or share an unfair advantage on any College Board test.”

McRaven backs journalists, stresses value of communication in Moody talk

https://www.dailytexanonline.com/2017/02/22/mcraven-backs-journalists-stresses-value-of-communication-in-moody-talk
McRaven backs journalists, stresses value of communication in Moody talk
William H. McRaven, retired U.S. Admiral and UT System Chancellor, championed the role of the news media in a speech to Moody College of Communications students and faculty on Tuesday.
“We must challenge this statement and this sentiment that the news media is the enemy of the American people,” McRaven said. “This sentiment may be the greatest threat to democracy in my lifetime.”
McRaven, a UT journalism graduate of 1977, shared stories from his experience as a Navy SEAL trainee, as a commanding officer in Iraq and Afghanistan and as the man credited with organizing and overseeing the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden, connecting each allegory to one common refrain: To be a great leader, one must effectively use communication in everything they do. “To be a good leader you have to be a good communicator,” McRaven said. “As a leader you have to communicate your intent every chance you get and if you fail to do that, you will pay the consequences.”
[…]
https://www.dailytexanonline.com/2017/02/22/mcraven-backs-journalists-stresses-value-of-communication-in-moody-talk