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LSS News - November 2010

Meet the LSS Social Media Interns!

November 11, 2010 by Doug Worsham

The LSS Social Media Interns making great stuff happen online at UW Madison

Have you ever wondered who is behind the snappy updates and useful links we send out through the LSS Twitter account and Facebook page?
Wonder no more! It's Lauren Kruse and Meena Zia, our creative and prolific Social Media Interns. Read more »

Encrypting your online conversations

November 8, 2010 by Sara Nagreen

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Working in Van Hise, I hear many different languages.  They are cryptic sounds of beautiful words rolling about, making me imagine exotic and far flung places.

Computers talk languages like this too.  Network traffic is a conversation on a wire, or in the case of the UWNet wireless network, over radio waves.  If you are listening to an unencrypted conversation, you can understand what is being said.  If you are listening on an encrypted conversation, it's like a foreign language to the listener.  The traffic is still there, but it makes no sense.  Read more »

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