Tag: Cloud computing

Latest revelations on how the NSA and other government agencies are foiling encryption, plus a timely futurist’s conversation on privacy and security (Ross Dawson and Gerd Leonhard)

Today, Glenn Greenwald and his team published a pretty mind-boggling story on the Guardian (header image is via The Guardian, too, btw). The NYT went along for the ride, as well (good to see that). The Guardian piece reveals another chapter in the Edward Snowden saga which, incredibly, seems to get ...

Kill U.S. web firms’ license to operate in Europe, German privacy officials urge (via GigaOm)

David Meyer of GigaOm writes a very sharp and astute comment here; excerpts below. “The Safe Harbor agreement between the U.S. and Europe, which allows American web firms to process European customers’ personal data, is under serious threat in the wake of Edward Snowden’s NSA surveillance revelations….the privacy officials said there ...

Yes: People Are Changing Their Internet Habits Now That They Know The NSA Is Watching

Read more at Fast Coexist . ..according to a new analysis from Annalect, a digital data and analytics firm, two months of ongoing discussion about online privacy have actually had major impacts on consumer behavior. Online consumers, riled by political sentiments or not, are changing their privacy and tracking settings–and if ...

US businesses stand to lose up to $35B as a result of PRISM – Boing Boing

How Much Will PRISM Cost the U.S. Cloud Computing Industry? [PDF], a report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation — a highly regarded DC think-tank — estimates that the US cloud computing companies will lose $22-$35 billion as a result of customers’ nervousness about PRISM and other spying programs. ...

How Much Will PRISM Cost the U.S. Cloud Computing Industry – download this PDF!

How Much Will PRISM Cost the U.S. Cloud Computing Industry – 2013-cloud-computing-costs.pdf. Found via Statista Read my posts on PRISM

Data is the new Oil: must-read PDF by the World Economic Forum

This report is a really great find, and a must-read for anyone interested in what can best be summarized as the convergence of the data and attention economies (thanks, HuffPo and Bianca Bosker) : Download PDF WEF_ITTC_PersonalDataNewAsset_Report_2011 “We are moving towards a “Web of the world” in which mobile communications, social ...


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