Tag: Cloud computing

CIA Testing AWS Cloud for Security Holes

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The CIA’s chief information officer provided an update on the spy agency’s plans to roll out private cloud services – one would guess extremely private – during an industry symposium sponsored by its cloud vendor, Amazon Web Services (AWS). Spy

Kim Dotcom Can Encrypt Your Files. Why Can’t Google?

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On the one-year anniversary of Edward Snowden’s first NSA document leaks, Bahaa Nasr spent the day in Beirut, teaching a roomful of Middle East activists how to thwart the kind of government-backed spying that Snowden so shockingly exposed. As a

Canada courting U.S. web giants in wake of NSA spy scandal

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The Canadian government is trying to profit from the National Security Agency spy scandal south of the border by luring frustrated American web titans such as Google and Facebook into storing sensitive banks of personal information outside the United States,

The NSA overreach poses a serious threat to our economy

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Technology companies revolutionized the global economy by creating an interconnected, high-speed international marketplace. Internet and telecommunication companies empower businesses to conduct complex transactions and connect with customers, clients and governments across the globe, placing a premium on privacy, accountability and

NSA Spying Scandal Could Cost U.S. Cloud Computing Firms $35 Billion

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Would you store your data with a company if you had reason to believe that by doing so, you were essentially giving a government a free pass to access that valuable information at any time? A lot of people and

European firms ‘could quit US internet providers over NSA scandal’

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European commission vice-president says American cloud services providers could suffer loss of business. European businesses are likely to abandon the services of American internet providers because of the National Security Agency surveillance scandal, the European commission has warned. Neelie Kroes,

Counterintelligence, Computers and the Cloud

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  Much of the discussion surrounding cybersecurity is rather amorphous, but a new report from the U.S. Senate committee overseeing intelligence matters spells out some of the specific concerns more clearly. In its report accompanying the Fiscal 2012 intelligence authorization,