Articles of Interest - May 30


Google aims to kill passwords by the end of this year  The Guardian

Alibaba: China's E-Commerce Giant  Bloomberg


These are the words most associated with men and women, according to Facebook status updates  Washington Post

Twitter says goodbye to all ‘.@’  Washington Post

Twitter Unveils Big New Changes to Prove the Fun Ain’t Gone  Wired


Podcasting 101 - a history of the format and a how-to guide Inside Higher Ed


Bayesian reasoning may help explain some people's processing flaws: a computational approach to mental health   Science News

An overview of 12 important machine learning concepts, presented in a no frills, straightforward definition style  KD Nuggests

Perpetrators of fraud hold the upper hand when it comes to leveraging technology while data analytics lags  Datanami

China's BigData bet. Some examples  Nikkei Asian Review


Having a Purpose in Life makes life longer and happier  NPR


The “usage wars” are coming to an end, and good sense is winning  Economist


Researchers are using an app to crowdsource how the English language has changed  Quartz


Q&A with Author Can Xue on the State of Chinese Literature  Sixth Tone

Moby memoir reveals life of contrasts: Bible study by day, sex club DJ by night  CTV News

Make Your Coffee Table Great Again. Here's All of the Books Coming Out About Trump  Fortune


Fixing Law school rankings based on citations  Medium

Why Do So Many Studies Fail to Replicate?   New York Times

1,500 scientists lift the lid on reproducibility (Survey sheds light on the ‘crisis’ rocking research)  Nature


Every 10 seconds, someone on Twitter calls a woman a ‘slut’ or ‘whore’  Washington Post

Women in sports are often underrepresented in science  Science News


Meet Justin Lin, the Most Important Blockbuster Director You’ve Never Heard Of  Wired

This Chinese laundry ad is racist, but it's hardly the first   LA Times


Can This Woman Predict Campus Rape?  Ozy

Jury sides with Virginia Wesleyan College in $10M lawsuit case  WAVY-TV


Free speech is precious. What’s happening with Gawker and Facebook threaten it  Washington Post


Colleges Shouldn’t Have to Deal With Copyright Monitoring (opinion)   Chronicle of Higher Ed


How fake news sites frequently trick big-time journalists  Columbia Journalism Review

What Matters for Journalism Grads Five Years Later: Writing, Communication Skills  Media Shift

 Peter Thiel lawsuit isn't ushering in a journalism apocalypse (opinion)  Bloomberg

When it comes to social media, news consumers tend to stick with 1 source  Poynter


NYT announces new buyouts, Vice to layoff more than a dozen  Talking New Media

What does it take to be a “full-service” digital journalism organization? Ask Discourse Media   Nieman Lab


Cleared for takeoff: FAA recognizes educational exemption permitting drone use by student media  Student Press Law Center


Corporate America Chases the Mythical Millennial  New York Times

Here’s Why You’re Going to End Up Just Like Your Parents  Vice

Introducing the LinkedIn Millennial PlaybookA Playbook for Millennials, by Millennials   LinkedIn

The stark difference between millennial men and their dads  Washington Post

Stuck In Your Parents’ Basement? Don’t Blame The Economy  Five Thirty Eight

How the Textbook Industry Tries to Hook Your Prof  Wired


The Craziest Black Market in Russia: It’s not for oil or guns. It’s for plagiarized dissertations. And every self-respecting doctor, lawyer, and politician in the country wants one  Slate


Mental health in the Middle East (Wars and terrorism are stressful. The traumatised have nowhere to turn) (sub req'ed)  Economist

Severed Head, Two Cops, and the Radical Future of Interrogation  Wired


10,000 Steps A Day: The Wrong Wellness Incentive  Forbes


Gospel For Asia faced staff exodus amid negative publicity   Christian Today

Mennonites suspend pastor because he officiated at a same-sex wedding  Religious News Service

Homosexuals 'Worthy of Death' Bible Verse Read Before Key Vote  Roll Call

Decapitated Churches in China’s Christian Heartland  New York Times

Christian charity head admits using donations for sex habit  (aimed at international students on college campuses)  News Observer

Dallas Megachurch Pastor: Transgender-friendly businesses bigger threat than ISIS Dallas Morning News

Calif. Lawmaker to SD Univ. law prof. at Hearing on Transgender bathroom dispute: “You’re an ignorant bigot”  Mercury News


Can you figure out which of these college bureaucrat titles are real?  Washington Examiner

How an industry helps Chinese students cheat their way into and through U.S. colleges  Reuters

The End of Code (“How different programming jobs would be by the time all these STEM-educated kids grow up”)  Wired

Seattle Pacific Assistant Provost Appointed Provost at Wheaton College (Ill.)  Wheaton News Release

World’s largest Baptist University fires football head coach, president steps aside over handling of sexual assaults  Inside Higher Ed 

State can't give $11M to religious schools, court rules


To Test for Accessibility, Try Navigating Without Your Mouse  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Critique of Performance-Based Funding  Inside Higher Ed