CS for the Week of Nov 13

Hello Computer Scientists!
   It’s hard to believe that the semester is already half over! I hope everyone had a nice long weekend. Reminder – next week is Thanksgiving.
  Last week we talked about whether the Federal Government should put in regulations to ensure that the Internet stays open and equal for all people and businesses. Students learned how to write effective letters to our senators to ensure their voices are heard on the issues.
  This week we will be getting into HTML, CSS and JavaScript, which are the languages used in all web pages.
And now for your links of the week:
Where the STEM Jobs Are and Where They Aren’t (hint, this is a CS class 🙂 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/01/education/edlife/stem-jobs-industry-careers.html?_r=0
This is the scariest part of Artificial Intelligence – not the automation of jobs, but the potential for abuse by those in power: https://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21728614-machines-read-faces-are-coming-advances-ai-are-used-spot-signs
Remember when the NSA was hacked last year? It turns out the repercussions have been quite large… https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/12/us/nsa-shadow-brokers.html
Have a great week!
Mr. B.