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January, 2016

January 31, 2016  8:38 PM

EMC-Dell Merger Hits Turbulence

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Dell, EMC, Storage

Okay, nobody thought that a merger the size of October’s marriage between EMC and Dell would be done this soon. But there’ve been a number of...

January 26, 2016  12:04 PM

User Finds Amazon Glacier an Expensive Roach Motel for Data

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Amazon, cloud, Storage

People used to joke about the notion of “write-only memory,” where data could be written to it but not retrieved again. To at least one user, that’s what’s happening with Amazon’s Glacier service. As you may recall,

January 22, 2016  3:02 PM

California, New York Put Forth Useless Phone Encryption Bills

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Apple, Encryption, Google, phone, Security, smartphone

California and New York are each attempting to pass bills that they claim will help protect people against crime, but in reality would likely simply eliminate a source of sales tax revenue from the state: Each is putting forth a bill that would forbid smartphones with unbreakable encryption to be...

January 14, 2016  5:38 PM

Are the Malheur Occupiers ‘Using’ Government Computers? Depends

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
privacy, Security

Whether it’s arguing about the definition of “is” or just what constitutes a “clean” room,  kids and politicians love to debate about definitions.  Now the people taking over a federal research station in Oregon are doing the same thing.

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