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  • Critical flaw exposes admin passwords of nearly 32,000 servers


    Over 30,000 servers with Supermicro baseboard management controllers (BMCs) on their motherboards are offering up administrator passwords to anyone who knowns where to look, warns Zachary Wikholm, a senior security engineer with the Security Incident Response Team of hosting provider

  • GCHQ legally intercepts Google, Facebook users' communications


    A successful legal challenge has forced the UK’s top counter-terrorism official to reveal the (until now) secret government policy that allows the GCHQ to intercept British residents' emails, text messages, and communications sent via Facebook and other social networking sites and webmail services, as well as web searches made via Google - all without needing a warrant.

  • Privacy, security most likely to drive consumer action


    According to a new study by Edelman, among major technology policy issues, security and privacy of personal data was overwhelmingly the largest concern for consumers, ranking ahead of the cost/quality of home internet service and technology innovations that improve everyday life.

  • Microsoft says user content won't be used for targeted advertising


    Microsoft has announced several changes to its Microsoft Services Agreement (MSA), and the most important one is that they have now put in writing that they are not using "people’s documents, photos or other personal files or what they say in email, chat, video calls or voice mail to target advertising to them." The MSA covers the following services: Bing, MSN, (formerly Hotmail), OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive), Microsoft account, Family Safety, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Writer,, Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium, Microsoft Office 365 University, and other Microsoft Office–branded services that link to the agreement through a supplemental agreement.

  • The privacy attitudes of 15,000 consumers from 15 countries


    Spanning 15 countries and 15,000 consumers, the the EMC Privacy Index reveals consumers hold viewpoints on privacy that vary widely by geography and the type of activity engaged in while online.


What does the future hold for cloud computing?

Posted on 21 July 2014.  |  Cloud computing’s widespread adoption by businesses and consumers alike all but guarantees that, in five to ten years’ time, the technology will still be very much with us.

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