Category Archive: Technology

An Introduction to Net Neutrality: What It Is, What It Means for You, and What You Can Do About It

Net Neutrality. You may have heard about it on the news. You may not entirely understand what it’s all about. Here’s a primer on what net neutrality is, how it might affect you, and what you can do about it. What is Net Neutrality? As its name indicates, net neutrality is about creating a neutral …

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The Heartbleed SSL Bug

Are you still there, server? It's me, Margaret

Just days ago one of the largest Internet security flaws in recent history was discovered: the Heartbleed bug. While you’ve probably heard on the news about this bug, this cartoon is probably the simplest explanation yet. The Heartbleed bug tricks a server into spilling out extra information from its memory. A server’s memory often includes …

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