Jeevan Vasagar, Financial Times, Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The head of Europe’s biggest newspaper publisher by circulation has accused Google of seeking to establish a digital “superstate” free from the constraints of antitrust regulators and privacy concerns. Mr Döpfner criticised the EU’s recent settlement with Google, which permitted the internet group to continue publishing paid-for links at the top of its pages ahead of algorithmically chosen results.
TheNewsReports.com, Monday, April 14, 2014
Traditionally it has been the case that governments around the world have been the last to move to or adopt new computer technology. This seems to not be the case, as increasingly a number of government and state authorities are adopting cloud computing to handle their big data management requirements ahead of most businesses.
Frank Konkel, Nextgov, Monday, April 14, 2014
A deadline for federal agencies to adhere to the government’s baseline cloud security standards and changes to the standards themselves are both fast approaching.
Steven Musil, CNET, Monday, April 14, 2014
New paragraph in the Web giant's terms of service is intended to more clearly explain the manner in which software automatically scans and analyzes the content of emails.
Aimee Chanthadavong, ZDNet, Friday, April 11, 2014
The NSW government is giving more than 50 industry companies the opportunity to offer on-premise cloud services through its GovDC Marketplace to its agencies.
James Fontanella-Khan, Financial Times, Thursday, April 10, 2014
Microsoft’s privacy changes to its online enterprise cloud storage system won EU regulators’ approval for meeting the bloc’s stringent data protection standards, a move that could force rivals to follow suit.
Brendan Sasso, National Journal, Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Google is getting nervous. On the one hand, the Internet behemoth wants the public to know it’s outraged by U.S. surveillance programs and is aggressively lobbying for new rules to keep its customers’ data safe from the government’s prying eyes. But as public attention turns to data privacy, Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and other tech giants want to be sure that their own data-gathering practices don’t get lumped in with the federal spying programs that are the target of popular ire.
Joseph Marks, Nextgov, Tuesday, April 08, 2014
The government’s digital information repository Data.gov launched a new section on Tuesday focused on companies and nonprofits that are using government data to fuel their businesses. The page titled Impact offers brief profiles of 22 companies that consume open government data, including the companies’ financing and number of employees as well as the federal agencies supplying the data.