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Colleges Stalk Your Facebook To See How They Should Hit You Up for Money

Colleges Stalk Your Facebook To See How They Should Hit You Up for Money

On the scale of "irritating" to "soul-boiling" telemarketers, college alumni fundraisers aren't the worst. The way that school alumni relations offices decide which former students to contact, however, is a liiittle creepy. Colleges are scouring former students' Facebook and LinkedIn profiles to figure out who to hit up for cash, and using targets' interests to make pitches as manipulative and persuasive as possible.

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Kate Knibbs

January 26th

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Harvard Is Privately Tracking Student Attendance With Cameras

Harvard Is Privately Tracking Student Attendance With Cameras

Everyone's skipped the occasional class here and there, but clearly Harvard University is taking it seriously. It's started tracking the attendance of its students using secret cameras—and it didn't tell them it was doing so.

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Jamie Condliffe

November 10th

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Apple announces $10K Product Integrity Inclusion and Diversity Scholarship for minorities in tech

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Continuing a number of recent initiatives related to promoting diversity at the company, Apple is now offering a new Product Integrity Inclusion and Diversity Scholarship offering “women, black/African American, Hispanic, or Native American university students” an opportunity to win a $10,000 scholarship to help pay for their education in tech. The scholarship is named for Apple’s Product Integrity group that includes Hardware Reliability, Product Safety, Environmental Technologies, and Hardware and Software Test Engineering.

The Product Integrity Inclusion and Diversity Scholarship is an opportunity for women, black/African American, Hispanic, or Native American university students to win a $10,000 scholarship to help pay for their education in the technology field… To be eligible, applicants must be women, black/African American, Hispanic, or Native American students who are attending an accredited U.S. university and continuing their education in Fall 2015… Applicants must be in at least their sophomore year of college pursuing a bachelor’s degree, or enrolled in a master’s degree or PhD program in computer science or a related field.

Apple announced the new scholarship via two postings on its job listings site and explained how students can apply. One of the applications asks students to submit a proposal “describing the design of a test track for a vehicle that will transport astronauts on Europa (one of Jupiter’s many moons),” while the other asks applicants to envision adding a new sensor to an Apple product:

In addition to your resume, as part of your application you need to submit a detailed proposal describing the design of a test track for a vehicle that will transport astronauts on Europa (one of Jupiter’s many moons). Design the track and include renderings that show what materials, surfaces, and terrains you expose to the vehicle in order to ensure it will function while on Europa. Cost is no object. Use your imagination and design the test track to push the vehicle to the limits.

Last month Apple released its first diversity report for the company detailing the gender and ethnicity of its employees and other stats related to diversity at the company. Apple’s report showed that 7 out of 10 of its employees worldwide are currently male, while its workforce in the US is made up of 55% white, 15% Asian, 11% Hispanic, and 7% Black. Another 2% identify as more than one ethnicity and the remaining 9 percent chose not to declare. The company followed up with other recebt initiatives including internal events and a letter from Apple’s HR chief to employees earlier this week.

Apple will notify winners by January 31, 2015 and notes that it will automatically consider applicants for internship roles at the company.


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Inside Apple’s Secretive University-Style Training School

Inside Apple's Secretive University-Style Training School

Deep within the bowels of Apple, their's a secretive school where its employees learn about the company and how to work for it. Some call it education, others indoctrination—but either way, a new report explains what it's like.

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Jamie Condliffe

August 11th

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You Can Major in Social Media for College Now

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram—these are things that we use everyday! And these are things that a whole college education can be based off now. Newberry College in Newberry, South Carolina has made an entire undergraduate major for social media. You can graduate with honors in Facebooking. More »


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Casey Chan

December 12th

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MIT thaumaturges work to turn any windowed room into a camera obscura

MIT thaumaturges work to turn any windowed room into a camera obscura

Those interested in criminology, forensics or the basics of voyeurism probably have a decent grasp on what a camera obscura is. For everyone else in the audience, allow us to explain. Used since way before your birth, these chambers are designed with an optical device that projects an image of its surroundings on a screen; you just need a room with a hole in one side, which allows a fine amount of light to pass through. If you've ever watched [insert crime drama here], you've probably seen those magical investigators take a blurred shot of a room wall, zoom it in and somehow draw conclusions about the origins of life. Now, MIT's own Antonio Torralba and William Freeman have developed a method that can "transform the entire setting into a pinhole camera." In other words, any room with a window can be repurposed for forensics. On that note, you should probably consider moving your... operations center to a windowless bunker, STAT.

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Darren Murph

June 20th

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MIT thaumaturges work to turn any windowed room into a camera obscura

MIT thaumaturges work to turn any windowed room into a camera obscura

Those interested in criminology, forensics or the basics of voyeurism probably have a decent grasp on what a camera obscura is. For everyone else in the audience, allow us to explain. Used since way before your birth, these chambers are designed with an optical device that projects an image of its surroundings on a screen; you just need a room with a hole in one side, which allows a fine amount of light to pass through. If you've ever watched [insert crime drama here], you've probably seen those magical investigators take a blurred shot of a room wall, zoom it in and somehow draw conclusions about the origins of life. Now, MIT's own Antonio Torralba and William Freeman have developed a method that can "transform the entire setting into a pinhole camera." In other words, any room with a window can be repurposed for forensics. On that note, you should probably consider moving your... operations center to a windowless bunker, STAT.

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Darren Murph

June 20th

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Japanese research group concocts 3D restoration magic from regular photos (video)

Japanese research group concocts 3D restoration magic from regular photos video

Reconstructing 3D spacial data has long been possible, but convincing the average consumer of that would be another chore entirely. In the future, however, it may be simpler to believe. A crew of researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology are hard at work developing a new system that "quickly creates 3D spacial data from photos taken with a digital camera." According to Assistant Professor Akihito Torii, the method can use JPEGs from a conventional point-and-shoot camera -- no specialized equipment needed -- which are then shot over to a PC via a wireless Eye-Fi SD card. From there, it's the magic of the software that takes over, reconstructing a 3D model in mere minutes. The goal? To save Earthlings time, naturally. As it stands, pilots shooting aerial shots usually have to land, offload imagery and see if they missed anything; in theory, this could allow a more real-time process to fall into place, enabling patch shots to be taken just minutes after they're missed. Looking for more? Hit up the explanatory video just after the break.

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Darren Murph

June 20th

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Japanese research group concocts 3D restoration magic from regular photos (video)

Japanese research group concocts 3D restoration magic from regular photos video

Reconstructing 3D spacial data has long been possible, but convincing the average consumer of that would be another chore entirely. In the future, however, it may be simpler to believe. A crew of researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology are hard at work developing a new system that "quickly creates 3D spacial data from photos taken with a digital camera." According to Assistant Professor Akihito Torii, the method can use JPEGs from a conventional point-and-shoot camera -- no specialized equipment needed -- which are then shot over to a PC via a wireless Eye-Fi SD card. From there, it's the magic of the software that takes over, reconstructing a 3D model in mere minutes. The goal? To save Earthlings time, naturally. As it stands, pilots shooting aerial shots usually have to land, offload imagery and see if they missed anything; in theory, this could allow a more real-time process to fall into place, enabling patch shots to be taken just minutes after they're missed. Looking for more? Hit up the explanatory video just after the break.

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June 20th

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How Stanford Feeds Silicon Valley—At a Cost [Education]

Stanford is a hot house for the technology industry, producing a constant stream of graduates who have gone on to set up and run the great and good of Silicon Valley. But while such a close working relationship has seen many successes, the sheer quantities of money involved make the set-up increasingly tense. More »


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Jamie Condliffe

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