the previous 30 days' information technology related blog posts @ the Univeristy of Minnesota

Republicans Win, Earth Loses

Vinita Banthia, MJLST Staff Member The results of last Tuesday's midterm elections were somewhat of a victory for climate-change deniers around the country. In Iowa, Joni Ernst, a long-time climate change denier beat Democratic candidate Bruce Braley in the race...

Compromised Accounts Used in University Payroll Theft Scheme

Why you should keep your University Internet ID secure...

Captioning Video

Do you have video material on the Web or use it in your courses? Are these materials captioned?...

Social Engineering: You are Your Own Best Defense

What is "social engineering" and how can it lead to a cyber attack into your computer, accounts or mobile devices?...

The Data Dilemma for Cell Phone Carriers: To Throttle or Not to Throttle? FTC Seeks to Answer by Suing AT&T Over Speed Limitations for Wireless Customers

Benjamin Borden, MJLST Staff Member Connecting to the Internet from a mobile device is an invaluable freedom in the modern age. That essential BuzzFeed quiz, artsy instagram picture, or new request on Friendster are all available in an instant. But...

Open Patenting, Innovation, and the Release of the Tesla Patents

Blake Vettel, MJLST Staff Member In Volume 14 Issue 2 of the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology, Mariateresa Maggiolino and Marie Lillá Montagnani proposed a framework for standardized terms and conditions for Open Patenting. This framework set forth...

Is Your Web Site Accessible?

Reminder: the deadline for making legacy University of Minnesota Web pages WCAG AA compliant is approaching....

Scientific Responsibility: Why Lawyers are Imperative in Scientifically Informed Neuro-ethics

Thomas Hale-Kupiec, MJLST Staff Member In Volume 11, Issue 1 of the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science, & Technology, Eagleman, et al. conclude that "the neuroscientific community should continue to develop rehabilitative strategies so that the legal community can take...

Get to know CLA-OIT: John Fite

Name: John Fite Hometown and first place you lived after leaving home?My hometown is Huntington Beach, California and the first place I lived after leaving home was Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. When did you start working at the U? August...

Folwell Hall Revised Technology Plan

Following valuable feedback, the previously planned technology upgrade in Folwell Hall was revised to better fit the needs of faculty, staff, and students. Rather than a full upgrade, classrooms in Folwell will undergo a scaled back "refresh" that includes the...

Folwell Hall Revised Technology Plan

Following valuable feedback, the previously planned technology upgrade in Folwell Hall was revised to better fit the needs of faculty, staff, and students. Rather than a full upgrade, classrooms in Folwell will undergo a scaled back "refresh" that includes the...

Google Drive for Education Now has Unlimited Storage

With Drive for Education users can put an end to worries about storage limits....

Staff Updates

We are pleased to announce that Kara Hanson is a new ITSS Academic Technologist. Joanna (Joey) Helder has moved within ITSS from TechCenter/End User Support to Systems Administrator. And Becky Nelson joined our staff as a temporary TechCenter/End User Support...

Local Email Delivery Retired

On Friday, October 31, 2014, ITSS shutdown local email delivery service. Starting November 1, all email addressed to UMD email accounts that have not migrated into Gmail will be bounced back with the message: "Account permanently disabled."...

FCC Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Ensure an Open Internet, Endangers Mid-size E-Commerce Retailers

Emily Harrison, MJLST Staff The United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit twice struck down key provisions of the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) orders regarding how to ensure an open Internet. The Commission's latest articulation is its May...

Self-driving Vehicles are Coming

Spencer Peck, RA State and Local Policy Program, MJLST Guest Blogger Self-driving vehicles are coming, possibly within the decade. But what exactly do drivers, laws and lawmakers, and local economies need to do to prepare for autonomous vehciles? On Friday,...

Is the US Ready for the Next Cyber Terror Attack?

Ian Blodger, MJLST Staff Member The US's military intervention against ISIL carries with it a high risk of cyber-terror attacks. The FBI reported that ISIL and other terrorist organizations may turn to cyber attacks against the US in response to...

About Technar

Technar the Bloginator is an irascible little robot who hangs around the CEHD Academic Technology Services offices. He's always muttering to himself and surfing the net looking for technology related blog posts.

About this Page

This page presents the previous 30 days of blog posts he's found on the UMN Blog system related to information technologies.

 
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