Angry Birds And The NSA

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The National Security Agency and British Government Communications Headquarters have been working together since 2007 to plant surveillance into mobile phone users’ applications, allowing them to store location information, alongside a slew of other private information users put into applications.   Popular app Angry Birds was targeted, alongside more common information hotspots like Facebook, LinkedIn

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Improving Product Quality Through The Cloud

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Maintaining product quality is an amiable goal to have. It is, however, easier said than done. It’s likely that if you do have to maintain documentable quality standards, you are working in a government regulated industry rife with rules, procedures, and regular audits. Because of this, you’ll find that in order to main quality standards,

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21st Century Cybercrime – The Evolution Of Protecting Your Data

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“21st Century Cybercrime – The Evolution of Protecting Your Data” The relentless development of technology has facilitated an increase in cybercrime, affecting individuals and businesses in different ways and to differing degrees. Since the advent of the internet the protection of data has been of paramount importance, however, the development of various technologies has made the

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Cloud Computing Round-Up Week 19th-26th Of Jan, 2014

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Cloud Computing Round-Up Week 19th-26th of Jan, 2014 Here’s a round-up of the 3 top cloud stories making the headlines this week. Microsoft To Store Foreign Users’ Data Overseas – As the NSA gets grabby with users’ data, when those users happen to be using US based computing services, Microsoft have made a controversial move to

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Cloud Infographic: Going To The Cloud

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Cloud Infographic: Going To The Cloud Over the past few years, we’ve covered the importance of cloud computing in the classroom and its defining nature as something to adopt and accept moving forward. Some of our coverage has been flippant while other discussions have been more serious in nature. Nevertheless we can all agree that cloud based education will

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The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Extreme Data!!!

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The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Extreme Data!!! By David Fletcher  *Please Note: All David Fletcher comic images on this site are owned by CloudTweaks.com. If you would like to reuse them on your social media network, please feel free to do so as long as there is a clearly defined link to the original comic source

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Cloud Infographic: Massive Open Online Courses

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With the growth of cloud computing, most of us have accomplished some form of telecommuting in the past few years. From updating the latest company lead in the CRM service of choice to coordinating a monthly corporate newsletter which requires last minute updating. This can all be accomplished remotely from the use of a cloud

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IBM’s Low-end Server Business Acquired For $2.3 Billion

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Lenovo has finally acquired IBM’s low-end server business, after a deal spanning over a year has finally come to a close. The final acquisition price came to $2.3 billion, making it the largest tech server acquisition by a Chinese company. IBM has been trying to shift its x86 server business for a few years now,

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Big Data Relations – Ready Or Not… Here We Come

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In recent years, Big Data and Cloud relations have been growing steadily. And while there have been many questions raised around how best to use the information being gathered, there is no question that there is a real future between the two. This year we will see just how that relationship matures and manifests as

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Russia Accused Of Hacking Hundreds Of Companies Worldwide

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Russia Accused Of Hacking Hundreds Of Companies Worldwide US Cyber Security firm CrowdStrike has accused Russia of hacking hundreds of companies worldwide. This is the first time Russia has been brought up in the hacking debate, sparking a new possible enemy in the espionage war. China has been well documented as one of the most prolific governments

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Why Reliability Is The Buzz Word For Cloud In 2014

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Why Reliability Is The Buzz Word For Cloud In 2014 Any discussion of cloud adoption primarily boils down to two important concerns – data security and cloud reliability. A study conducted by Tata Consultancy Services sometime back revealed some interesting insights – while customers in Europe and Asia-Pacific saw data security as the most important

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New Year, New Cloud? Managing “Extreme Data”

New Year, New Cloud? Managing “Extreme Data” Companies are familiar with the concept of “big data”; every piece of information they generate from day-to-day business processes or when interacting with customers is considered valuable, so long as these pieces are quickly analyzed and converted into actionable results. But according to predictions from the Institute of

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Keeping Your Business Data Secure In An Insecure World

Keeping Your Business Data Secure In An Insecure World If you’re a small or medium-sized business (SMB), you might be hoping keeping your head down and staying off the Cloud will keep your data safe from interlopers — hackers and government agencies alike. Yet Verizon Communications’ 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report found 72 percent of

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20 Million Credit Cards Compromised In South Korea

20 Million Credit Cards Compromised In South Korea According to BBC, 20 million South Korean credit card details have been stolen in one of the biggest security robberies the country has faced, affecting almost half of the population. A contractor for the Korea Credit Bureau managed to gain access and copy 20 million unencrypted names, social security numbers

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