Years later, they still tell stories at ProctorU about “the wig.”In Riverchase, ProctorU offers proctoring – monitoring of students during online exams – at any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for about 363 days out of the year. The company has offices in Alabama, California and the Philippines and monitors tests for schools and companies around the world.Consequently, the company’s network of online proctors has seen many different, creatively ambitious – even dastardly - ways to cheat. And yet, “the wig” has taken on the stuff of legend around the office. Jarrod Morgan, the company’s co-founder, says the incident happened about three years ago.“We had a female taking an examination and, at one point, she pretended to drop something off of her desk,” Morgan said. “She rolled a pencil off. So she ducks off camera, and a moment later, a man appeared with a wig on, complete with five o’clock shadow, … [Read more...] about Alabama company charts limits of cheating and honesty
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | Race Is On to Protect Data From Next Leap in Computers. And China Has the Lead. Supported by ByCade Metz and Raymond Zhong Dec. 3, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — The world’s leading technology companies, from Google to Alibaba in China, are racing to build the first quantum computer, a machine that would be far more powerful than today’s computers. This device could break the encryption that protects digital information, putting at risk everything from the billions of dollars spent on e-commerce to national secrets stored in government databases. An answer? Encryption that relies on the same concepts from the world of physics. Just as some scientists are working on quantum computers, others are working on quantum security techniques that could thwart the code-breaking abilities of these … [Read more...] about Race Is On to Protect Data From Next Leap in Computers. And China Has the Lead.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Asia Pacific Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Asia Pacific | A Big New Airport Shows China’s Strengths (and Weaknesses) Supported by ByIan Johnson Nov. 24, 2018 BEIJING — Rising out of the farmlands of southern Beijing in a web of concrete, rebar and glass, one of the world’s largest airports is preparing to open after just five years of construction — a striking contrast to the infrastructure travails of far richer places. (See: New York City, subway; Britain, train service; Berlin, airport.) Just as impressive as its speed are the airport’s broader goals. It is meant to shift the Chinese capital’s center of gravity away from its high-tech university district in the north toward its poorer southern suburbs — part of an even more ambitious plan to remake Beijing and its hinterland into an 82,000-square-mile … [Read more...] about A Big New Airport Shows China’s Strengths (and Weaknesses)
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByMichael Tackett Oct. 12, 2018 OWINGSVILLE, Ky. — Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., in some of his harshest criticism of President Trump to date, said on Friday that the president was “trashing American values” and undermining institutions to “amass power,” as he appealed to his party to not give up on winning the votes of the white working class. Campaigning in rural Kentucky for a Democrat running in one of the nation’s most watched House races, Mr. Biden appeared to be testing themes for a potential 2020 campaign to unseat Mr. Trump. “He is just trashing American values the way he talks about people, the way he makes fun of people, the way he denigrates folks,” Mr. Biden said. “I got to tell you, I think there is a method to … [Read more...] about He’s ‘Trashing American Values’: Biden Doesn’t Hold Back on Trump
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In This largely underdeveloped country on South America’s northern Atlantic coast is the unlikely setting for the world’s next big oil boom. But is it ready to handle the riches? Guyana fishermen make their way home to the coastal community of Clonbrook at the end of another day at sea. Guyana is one of the poorest countries in South America, but massive offshore oil reserves may well transform it to one of the wealthiest in the next few years. Credit Christopher Gregory for The New York Times Supported by ByClifford Krauss July 20, 2018 GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Guyana is a vast, watery wilderness with only three paved highways. There are a few dirt roads between villages that sit on stilts along rivers snaking through the rain forest. Children go to school in dugout canoes, and play naked in the muggy heat. Hugging the coast are musty clapboard towns … [Read more...] about The $20 Billion Question for Guyana