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February, 2017

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February 28, 2017  11:32 PM

Amazon AWS Outage Casts Doubt on Cloud

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Amazon, AWS, Cloud storage

“Don’t have your own storage! Just put everything on the cloud! It’ll always be available!” Yeah. About that. The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Simple Storage Service (S3) was down for some four hours earlier today, causing chaos, consternation, and first-world problems as the various...

February 27, 2017  12:23 PM

Disappearing Government Data Worries Researchers

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Database, government, Open data

As you may recall, a few weeks ago some researchers began copying freely available U.S. government data onto private servers and servers outside the U.S. out of concern that a Trump...


February 21, 2017  5:13 PM

Electronic Border Searches Becoming an Issue Again

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
government, privacy, Security, social media

The issue of people entering the U.S. having their phones and laptops seized and searched at the border isn’t new, but it’s garnering new attention under the presidency of Donald Trump.


February 10, 2017  11:58 PM

How Many Facebook Search Warrants Are OK?

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Facebook, government, privacy

It’s no secret that insurance companies, fraud departments, attorneys, and so on scout Facebook and other social media sites looking for evidence of malfeasance. And when such people do so by means of a warrant rather than simply Facebook-stalking someone, more power to them. But how many...


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