Cloud New Round Up Post – February 12th

Cloud New Round Up Post – February 12th

Cloud New Round Up Post February 12th 

Here is your cloud news round up for the week. 

Neelie-Kroes

Europa Commission Proposes Internet Governance Reform – In the past few months it has come to light that data has been secured by governments and privacy measures have been breached in an effort to curb crime. More than a handful of people are ticked off at the lack of security around their information and so if people want it to change, something must be done. The Europa Commission are taking it upon themselves to bring about that change, offering reforms such as “An ongoing commitment to improve the transparency, accountability and inclusiveness of the multi-stakeholder processes and those who participate in these processes” as well as launching something called the Internet Governance Forum which will be “an online platform for creating transparency on internet policies”. We’ll have to wait and see how the reforms pan out as they are set to take place over two years, but as Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes said that “Our fundamental freedoms and human rights are not negotiable. They must be protected online.”, the reform sounds promising. Via Europe Commission.

Google‘s MySQL Database Now Has General Availability – Previously closed off to everyone but a subsection of the general public, Google’s cloud-based MySQL servers are now open to everyone who can afford them. Offering support for sizeable databases of up to 500GB (it previously only offered support for up to 250GB), as well as a downtime offer of a ‘server-side error rate of greater than 20 percent’, if your site doesn’t have an uptime rate of at least 95% for the month, you could get 50% of your money back. MySQL’s lowest price, of 2.5 cents an hour ($18 a month), gets you 125MB of RAM, 500MB of storage and a limit of up to 25 concurrent connections. As pointed out, Amazon’s RDS server offer, which is MySQL’s closest competition, possibly has a better deal with a 99.5% uptime guarantee so we’ll keep you posted on whether or not Google update their offer to compete. Via InfoWorld.

Presidents Obama and Hollande Restore Trust After NSA Controversy – After Edward Snowden’s reveal of NSA snooping set an icy chill over just about every international relationship between the USA and its allies, President Obama of the USA and President Hollande of France have said that things have since thawed between their two countries. Obama told the press in a conference on February 11th, 2014 that France are “not only America’s oldest ally but one of our closest allies“, but in order to keep them that way, things will likely have to change regarding the NSA’s snooping in foreign waters, particularly in Europe where the organisation are revealed to have accessed data on German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone. Hollande did say, however, that “We wanted to fight against terrorism, but we also wanted to meet a number of principles and we are making headway in this co-operation. Mutual trust has been restored”, so we will see how the two countries work together in the future.  Via BBC.

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