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Brandon Boucher

Making The Web Faster With SPDY - 0 views

    SPDY (pronounced " SPeeDY ") is a new technology that aims to decrease page load times by fixing a number of flaws present in HTTP 1.1. It's not a replacement for HTTP but instead adds a number of features that help to make technology transactions faster.
Natasha Taliferro

Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Google lead coalition for cheaper internet - 0 views

    World Wide Web creator, Sir Tim Berners-Lee is leading a coalition to bring cheaper internet to developing countries in Africa. The coalition includes Google, Facebook, Intel, Microsoft, and others.
Stephanie Sanlorenzo

The Oldest Webpage Currently On The Internet - 2 views

    As the title says, this is the oldest site online. It uses hypertext and uses links within the text to browse information. It is a very basic, black and white site that really shows how far we have come since then.
    That is great, Stephanie! is one of my favorite sites -- it's run by the library and information school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and it has a fair amount of tech history. It's similar in some ways to I'm curious: how did you find it?
    I actually found it through a BBC article a few months back. The site I posted is not the original but is a copy of the original that Tim Berners-Lee kept.
Jimin Kwon

Understanding a URL - 1 views

    This web page has an easy and detailed explanation about what a URL is and its three basic parts: the protocol, the server name, and the resource ID.
    In theory that's a good resource, Jimin, except that it's wrong. :) The "server name" could be anything, and has very little to do with the domain name. It is true that you can usually log in to a server (a remote computer) by giving whatever program you're logging in with the domain name, but that doesn't mean that the server itself has the same name as the website. That page is also very, very wrong in calling the the top-level domain (.org etc.) the "domain name." It's important to note that that page was almost certainly written by a librarian, not a tech professional. (Of course, I'm an English PhD, not a tech professional myself, but still.) And when I looked at the source code, I could tell that it was hand-coded in HTML, which indicates to me that it's probably many years old. Wish there were a "dislike" button. :)
Michael Olivarez

Not everyone is connected - 0 views

    This article the the NY Times explains how the Obama administration is making sure everyone has access/knowledge to a computer
Mahrokh Akhavan

Mega CEO: Forget anonymous e-mail. Think privacy (Q&A) - 0 views

  •'s Vikram Kumar explains why he's building private but not anonymous e-mail, why you won't see Google investing in end-to-end encryption, and lessons learned from the summer of Snowden. Im doing my project with a similar subject so I thought this would be a good article to share in regards to privacy online.
Mahrokh Akhavan

Former NSA contractor designs 'surveillance-proof' font - 0 views

    A ally interesting article about a former NSA contractor who has developed 4 different types of fonts so that they cant be read by Optical Character Recognition programs. The video does a nice job of showing how it works.
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