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January 20, 2012  6:14 PM

Study Warns of Third-Party Data Recovery Services



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
privacy, recovery

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Or, in this case, who protects you from the person who protects your data? According to a recent study by the Ponemon Institute, 

November 14, 2011  6:23 PM

What Nationality is Your Data, Round Two



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
cloud computing, copyright, data sovereignty, privacy

A group of major U.S. vendors such as Google, Microsoft, Citigroup, IBM, and GE, working under the aegis of the National Foreign Trade Council, is urging the United States to fight for trade rules that protect the free flow of information over the Internet, and against


November 7, 2011  4:07 PM

Why Broadband Won’t Kill Local Storage



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
broadband, gigaom, privacy

I usually really like material from Om Malik and his staff at GigaOm, but he posted something recently that had me shaking my head,


September 26, 2011  11:15 PM

Apple, Dropbox Added to EFF Privacy Coalition



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
apple, dropbox, eff, privacy

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has announced that two vendors, Apple and Dropbox, have signed a pledge to help support its Digital Due Process initiative, which calls for a rewrite of the...


August 13, 2011  7:47 PM

Rule of ‘Thumb’: You’re Going to Lose Them



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
memory stick, ponemon institute, privacy, thumb, usb

To anybody who's run a USB memory stick through the laundry or left one sitting in a remote machine, there's no surprise in the results from the recent Ponemon Institute study, The State of USB Drive...

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July 6, 2011  10:15 PM

National Control: the Issue of Data Sovereignty



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
cloud computing, data sovereignty, privacy

What nationality is your data? It might sound like a funny question, but in these days of multinational companies, data in the cloud, software as a service, and worldwide replication, it's deadly serious. It's particularly becoming an issue for companies outside the U.S. that are concerned...


May 18, 2011  11:22 PM

Researcher Files FTC Complaint Against Dropbox



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
dropbox, encryption, law enforcement, privacy, protect-ip

Well, the other Dropbox shoe has, uh, dropped. In response to last month's revelation that the Dropbox file sharing service can't actually...


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