Microsoft is asking Congress to legislate on cloud computing

Apparently Brad Smith’s mother never told him, “Be careful what you wish for.” Mr. Smith went to Washington yesterday and spoke out in favor of federal laws to support cloud computing. Smith is a senior vice-president and general counsel at Microsoft, and he was speaking at the Brookings Institution, one of the top think tanks […]

FTC investigating cloud computing as possible threat to consumer privacy

Will cloud computing architectures make it easier for snoops to satisfy their curiosity? The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has begun to explore whether cloud computing has implications for data security. The news was first reported by The Hill which uncovered a filing made by the FTC with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The notice was […]

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Cloud security clashes with politics in Los Angeles

It started as a noble effort by IT managers within the Los Angeles city government. Over the last eighteen months, they worked on a plan they believe capable of saving several million dollars while giving 30,000 municipal employees updated software. They did their homework. They invited bids and sifted through fifteen different vendor proposals. They […]

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