Jaikumar Vijayan, Computerworld, Thursday, January 26, 2012
Hayley Tsukayama, The Washington Post, Thursday, January 26, 2012
Juliana Gruenwald, National Journal, Thursday, January 26, 2012
A bipartisan group of House Energy and Commerce members asked Google on Thursday to explain why it plans to start tracking users and collecting information about them across all the company's products. "As an Internet giant, Google has a responsibility to protect the privacy of its users," the eight lawmakers wrote Google CEO Larry Page. "Therefore, we are writing to learn why Google feels that these changes are necessary, and what steps are being taken to ensure protection of consumers' privacy rights."
John P. Mello, Jr., PC World, Thursday, January 26, 2012
Amber Corrin, Federal Computer Week, Thursday, January 26, 2012
A Defense Department advisory board has issued a report making recommendations for DOD’s move to cloud computing and data center consolidation, among them suggestions to strengthen governance, to coordinate strategies better across the department and to act decisively.
David Perera, FierceGovernment, Thursday, January 26, 2012
Brooks Boliek, Politico, Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Google’s decision to aggregate its users’ full portfolio of personal data — from their search queries and Gmail messages to the YouTube videos they watch — is quickly becoming a flash point for lawmakers and privacy experts.
Alice Lipowicz, Federal Computer Week, Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Following Google’s announcement of sweeping changes to its privacy policies on Jan. 24, concerns are being raised about possible user profiling and access to user information that could affect federal agencies and employees. For example, a privacy watchdog is cautioning that there may be implications for Google’s role as a vendor of cloud email, Android mobile solutions and identity management services to federal agencies.
Surat Lozowick, TheNextWeb, Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Google’s announcement of new privacy policies yesterday made headlines, with the company introducing a new simplified policy covering the majority of its services. The new policy means users’ privacy will be handled the same across Google’s many products instead of separately for each. Brad McCarty took a generally favorable look at the changes, but not everyone was happy with the way it allows Google to use information from your activities on one service to customize the results or advertising on another.
Rutrell Yasin, Government Computer News, Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has finalized its first set of guidelines for managing security and privacy issues in cloud computing."Guidelines on Security and Privacy in Public Cloud Computing," Special Publication 800-144, provides an overview of the security and privacy challenges facing public cloud computing, NIST officials said.