Why Net Neutrality Matters

Why should The University of Pittsburgh care about Net Neutrality? Net Neutrality means all internet content should be treated equally. With proposed FCC changes aimed at allowing internet service providers to charge content providers for faster service, the idea of net neutrality is of primary concern from a higher education standpoint for five specific reasons. This…

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The Heartbleed Software Security Vulnerability

By: Mike Work, Manager of Technology Services Change all your passwords! That was the message we all received April 7, 2014, when the Heartbleed vulnerability was announced to the world. This hole, in one of the more popular technologies used to protect web traffic from prying eyes, caused a scramble by IT staffs to patch…

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What’s Coming to CourseWeb in May?

What’s Happening? CSSD and CIDDE personnel are installing several significant updates to the CourseWeb learning management system: Simplified navigation to course materials A unified, easy to maintain event calendar Improved course discussion and messaging tools Streamlined grading for online assignments, blogs, discussions, journals, and wikis Improved editing tools, including an updated math editing tool New…

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