Privacy

IBM Employee Blows Whistle On Cloud Computing

It seems Edward Snowden’s whistle blowing on NSA has started a whole new trend of employees leaking confidential information about their organizations. Very recently, a former employee of IBM has divulged huge amount of documentation about the company’s lack of expertise in cloud computing. Ironically, this area of computing is being hailed as the future of computer industry. This leak which exposes IBM’s v ...

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Snowden Debacle’s Impact On Google and US Cloud Computing Industry

The USA is one of the top most purveyor of cloud computing and the leader in social media worldwide. But in the wake of revelation of National Security Agency’s invasive surveillance program, people from around the globe have been forced to reassess their internet activity. The social media was already abuzz with the debate about right to privacy and mass intrusive monitoring of ordinary citizens. The Snowd ...

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PRISM Could Be Disastrous For US Cloud Providers

PRISM debacle has elicited long term and residual effect for US cloud providers. Companies are now less likely to put their trust in US based cloud service providers or CSPs as indicated in a survey from the cloud security alliance. The dire consequences US cloud service providers are likely to face are revocation of ongoing projects and reduction in new orders. According to statistics 56% companies declare ...

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Security Infringement in Cloud Computing – Should Users be Informed?

Like any other sector, online world has set rules and regulations that are meant to protect the rights of users involved. One of the major concerns of any user in today’s computer/internet world is the security of their data. Things complicate a notch higher when cloud computing is involved and a security breach occurs. Users expect to be informed about any such situation, especially if their information is ...

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Searching, Seek and Deploy: Deployment as a Cloud Consideration

By Sue Poremba Sue Poremba is a freelance writer focusing primarily on security and technology issues and occasionally blogs for cloud service provider Rackspace Hosting. As an enterprise company, it’s important to make sure your needs don’t outgrow your cloud provider’s capabilities. And there are a lot of other advantages of having flexibility with a cloud provider. A custom hybrid solution gives you the ...

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6 Ways to Reduce Cloud Computing Risks

  A research was conducted by Healthcare IT News about how many people prefer to include Cloud computing in their IT activities, programs or projects. It was found out that almost 48 percent of the respondents showed keen interest in including cloud computing to their IT programs where as 33 percent of the respondents were already having it in their IT systems or programs. 19 percent of the respondents had ...

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Threats to Enterprises Because of Shift to Cloud Computing

The growing trend of cloud computing has forced companies to migrate to the cloud. The movement to the cloud computing seems foreseeable and inexorable. Cloud computing also has its risks for its increased adoption and all these dangers will be discussed in this put up. The enterprises moving to the cloud computing are facing these threats. Extremely split market Usually the cloud computing market is a winn ...

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Privacy Invasion is a Threat to Cloud Storage

Did you know that some companies are asking you to reveal your passwords for social networks like Facebook and Twitter before they give you the job? This subject caught a lot of attention that caused Maryland to pass legislation that forbade employers from asking such demands. I believe that employers with such ambitions should revert back to good old drug tests and reference checks if they want to examine ...

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Legal Aspects of Privacy regarding Cloud Computing

There are almost no laws for cloud computing as legislatures are usually way behind engineering works and technologies.  The propositions for the laws of cloud computing never face the proceedings as there are no lawmakers for this. But the fact is that most of the companies worldwide are turning their business and technology to the cloud computing for its benefits which creates the need of making laws to h ...

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