German Federal authorities seek provider-side privacy protection for web users.
Protection of the privacy of web surfers has always been somewhat of a thorny issue, not only because of technical issues, but also of theories as to who best can be trusted to protect your privacy.
The issue of disclosure also plays a part. It is often the case that the capabilities of a company like Google are far beyond what the average web user might expect. Is it reasonable, then, to require mandatory public briefings or public service announcements? Continue reading »
Why Hasn’t Tech Suffered Like The Others In The Global Recession?
I still find this an interesting question. I think the answer is as much cultural and tangential to generational change as it is to flaky financial practices.
As the U.K. begins to come to grips with the Digital Economy Act, it’s tempting for me, as an American, to sort of wave my finger and say, ‘Liberty!’. But I’m not going to do that. What I’d like to do is observe that /accuracy/, simple /accuracy/, is as much responsible for the Tech Salient holding it’s own better than the rest of the economy during the recession. Continue reading »
IDC says, “Make better use of what you got.”
This report re-iterates and clarifies some of the advice that has been handed down during tough times for centuries. It is entirely likely that your business or enterprise IT situation is like a 6 mule team pulling a 4 mule load while your looking to buy 2 more mules.
If this turns out to be true for you, it is likely the result of the ‘package deal’. Package deals, while efficient looking can turn out to be inefficient if insufficient analytic resources are given to maximizing the value of what you purchase. Continue reading »
The next wave of change is coming to academia.
The Amazon Kindle is a prime example of a technology that is finding general acceptance in a first generation. Consumers are, for the most part, accepting Kindles as a component of day-in, day-out living in much the same way that they accept mobile phones, netbooks and laptops.
This isn’t the end of the story, however. There are applications of this technology that go far beyond reading the London Times or the Wall Street Journal on the train each day. The ‘e-book’ as it is called today holds forth the possibility of liberty from a wide range of necessary paper-bound products such as phone directories, school textbooks, magazines, reports of all kinds and more. Continue reading »
Google, It’s Not Just For Search Anymore
Rumor has it that Google will be opening up Google OS for downloads before the month is out with a release before Christmas. If you are wondering what the difference is, it’s a similar way of development that Microsoft does with it’s Technology Preview program. Continue reading »