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My Heartbleeds for Compromised Personal Information

An encryption flaw in the OpenSSL software was discovered this week, with far-reaching security implications for just about anyone who uses the Internet. Dubbed “Heartbleed”,  the flaw allows an attacker to request information from a victim’s web browser without the victim knowing anything is being sent. 120 more words

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The Internet in 2025

Every two years starting in 2004, Elon University and the Pew Internet Project have surveyed Internet experts to find out how their forecasts for how the Internet will affect our lives in ten years’ time. 179 more words

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Windows on...Everything?

As computers get smaller and require less power to run, the very definition of the computer is changing. We’ve recently seen the trend of wearable computing devices, particularly Google Glass and various smartwatches, which connect to a mobile device in order to work. 118 more words

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Massive Participation?

If you could help crowdsourcing projects like Wikipedia or assist your institution with collecting demographic information by spending a few extra seconds a day on your mobile device, wouldn’t you? 115 more words

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Google Better...

We often get overwhelmed with the results when browsing the web because there is so much information out there on the Internet.  It’s important to know how to search more effectively and find the information most relevant to your needs. 65 more words

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Massive Stats?

Are Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs), popularized a few years ago by celebrity-status professors at big-name universities and boasting over six-figure enrollments, showing signs that they are just a passing phase? 104 more words

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Still baffled by Twitter? You're not alone

Like many other people I know, my first tweet was something to the effect of “I don’t get it”. After 8 years, Twitter and its users are still trying to distinguish just how to use the product and what is and isn’t taboo in this age of zero privacy. 128 more words

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