Tufts University to Add New Online Master’s in Data Science and Post Baccalaureate in Computer Science | News

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass., Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Tufts University School of Engineering is collaborating with Noodle Partners, a leading online program manager (OPM), to launch a new online Master of Science in Data Science program and a Post-Baccalaureate in Computer Science. The programs are expected to launch in January 2021 with classes beginning in Fall 2021. 

“We are laser focused on building online programs that help meet the growing demand for data and computer scientists.”

The Master of Science program in Data Science is designed to prepare students who have earned bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields for advanced careers in data analysis and data-intensive science. The program focuses on statistics and machine learning, with courses in data infrastructure and systems, data analysis and interfaces, and theoretical elements. 

The Post-Baccalaureate program in Computer Science is open to individuals with at least a bachelor’s degree in any discipline (BA

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Tufts University to Add New Online Master’s in Data Science and Post Baccalaureate in Computer Science

The Master of Science program in Data Science is designed to prepare students who have earned bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields for advanced careers in data analysis and data-intensive science. The program focuses on statistics and machine learning, with courses in data infrastructure and systems, data analysis and interfaces, and theoretical elements. 

The Post-Baccalaureate program in Computer Science is open to individuals with at least a bachelor’s degree in any discipline (BA or BS) and one college-level introductory computer course. The program is particularly well-suited for individuals preparing to re-enter the workforce, mid-level professionals looking to move into the field of computer science, and those preparing for graduate school. 

The Department of Computer Science and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering jointly administer the Master of Science in

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Yelp Will Add Racist Behavior Tags to Business Pages

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Yelp will now warn customers that they’re looking at a “business accused of racist behavior”—just so long as it’s been racist enough to warrant a mention in the news.

The review platform announced in a blog post Thursday that it will place an alert on a business page when a business “gains public attention” such as a news article documenting “egregious, racist actions from a business owner or employee, such as using overtly racist language or symbols.” Previously, Yelp implemented a “Public Attention Alert” feature that informed visitors that a business may be at the center of a controversy involving racism, but that alert didn’t specify whether the business was the source of the bigoted behavior or the target.

“As the nation reckons with issues of systemic racism, we’ve seen in the last few months that there is a clear need to warn consumers about

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Apple made ProtonMail add in-app purchases, even though it had been free for years

On Tuesday, Congress revealed whether it thinks Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are sitting on monopolies. In some cases, the answer was yes.

But also, one app developer revealed to Congress that it — just like WordPress — had been forced to monetize a largely free app. That developer testified that Apple had demanded in-app purchases (IAP), even though Apple had approved its app without them two years earlier — and that when the dev dared send an email to customers notifying them of the change, Apple threatened to remove the app and blocked all updates.

That developer was ProtonMail, makers of an encrypted email app, and CEO Andy Yen had some fiery words for Apple in an interview with The Verge this week.

We’ve known for months that WordPress and Hey weren’t alone in being strong-armed by the most valuable company in the world, ever since Stratechery’s

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Twitter will add transcriptions for voice tweets to promote accessibility

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Twitter is working on adding transcriptions to voice tweets.


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Twitter said it’s working on adding transcriptions to voice tweets in order to make the feature, which it began testing in the summer, more accessible. This comes after many criticized the social media platform for not taking all users’ needs into consideration before the release.

“We’re rolling out voice Tweets to more of you on iOS so we can keep learning about how people use audio,” the company said in a tweet on Tuesday. “Since introducing the feature in June, we’ve taken your feedback seriously and are working to have transcription available to make voice Tweets more accessible.”

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‘Apex Legends’ To Add Cross-Play For PS4, Xbox One, PC But No Cross-Progression

KEY POINTS

  • “Apex Legends” will allow players on PS4, Xbox One, and PC to battle each other through cross-play
  • Cross-progression across different platforms is not part of the game’s latest update
  • The “Aftermarket” collection event and a new mode are also coming on Oct. 6

Cross-play, that elusive feature that many titles fantasize about having, is coming to “Apex Legends” according to developer Respawn Entertainment.

It will be available on versions of “Apex Legends” on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC for beta testing beginning on Oct. 6, as well as on Origin for PC. The Steam version will get cross-play support at a later date.

Although there was no mention of the Nintendo Switch version of the game, Respawn Entertainment stated in June that “Apex Legends” was coming to the console as part of their cross-play plans even back then.

Cross-play will be allowed by default although Respawn warned

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Windows 10 To Add a Lightweight Gaming Task Manager

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If your PC gaming performance is occasionally sluggish with no apparent reason, then often it’s in your benefit to check out the task manager and see if there’s anything happening there on your system (perhaps in the background) that’s gobbling up a pretty hefty chunk of your resources. It might, for example, help you identify that gaming while having Google Chrome with a dozen tabs open usually isn’t a good idea!

With that being said, however, task manager isn’t an entirely friendly proposition if you’re planning to check it out while gaming. Often it can cause the application to completely freeze up which, by proxy, doesn’t really give you an entirely accurate view of what’s happening. It’s the equivalent of checking your heart rate while exercising, but only doing so during ‘rest’ periods.

In a report via PCGamesN, however, a sneaky peek at the latest Windows 10 insider build has

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Comcast Deal to Add More Economic Value Drivers, Says 5-Star Analyst

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Pennsylvania GOP Chairman Claims He Was Taken Out of Context in Atlantic Story on Trump Stealing Election

Lawrence Tabas insists he has no intention of disenfranchising the voters of Pennsylvania.Tabas, the state’s Republican Party chairman, said he isn’t planning a scheme where the GOP-led State Assembly – not voters – would choose Pennsylvania’s 20 electors.He hasn’t discussed such a strategy with other Republican leaders or the Trump campaign.But he understands why readers of The Atlantic might come to the conclusion that he has.Tabas was one of several sources in a 9,800-word story by Atlantic staff writer Barton Gellman published last week on the magazine’s website. The story explores potential 2020 election chaos and the possibility that President Donald Trump could cling to power by preventing “the formation of a consensus about whether there is any outcome at all.”The story says Tabas is one of at least three prominent

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Indonesian fintech startup BukuWarung gets new funding to add financial services for small merchants

A month after completing Y Combinator’s accelerator program, BukuWarung, an financial tech startup that serves small businesses in Indonesia, announced it has raised new funding from a roster of high-profile investors, including partners of DST Global, Soma Capital and 20VC.

The amount of the funding was undisclosed, but a source told TechCrunch that it was between $10 million to $15 million. The new capital will be used to hire for BukuWarung’s technology team. TechCrunch first profiled BukuWarung in July.

Angel investors in the round include several high-profile founders and executives: finance technology platform Plaid’s co-founder William Hockey; Tinder co-founder Justin Mateen; Superhuman founder Rahul Vohra; Adobe chief product officer Scott Belsky; Clearbit chairman and startup advisor Josh Buckley; former Uber chief product officer Manik Gupta; Spotify’s former head of new markets in Asia Sriram Krishnan; 20VC founder Harry Stebbings; Nancy Xiao, an investor with Bond Capital; and Fast co-founder Allison

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Tech Moves: Expedia and F5 Networks add board members; Madrona principal departs; and more

Beverly Anderson. (Expedia Group Photo)

— Expedia Group appointed Equifax President of Global Consumer Solutions Beverly Anderson as its newest board member.

Prior to Equifax, Anderson was executive vice president of cards and retails services at Wells Fargo. She also held executive roles at American Express and Fleet Credit Card Services.

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— Maria Karaivanova departed Madrona Venture Group, where she was a principal, to join Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence spinout WhyLabs as a co-founder and COO.

The Seattle startup came out of stealth mode last week and announced a $4 million investment round, which included participation from Madrona. Karaivanova helped lead Madrona’s investment.

— Seattle biotech startup Silverback Therapeutics promoted Valerie Odegard to president and Naomi Hunder to chief medical officer. 

Odegard joined the company in 2016 as chief scientific officer. She was previously vice president of research at Juno Therapeutics, which was acquired by

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