Posts Tagged ‘data protection’

Apple Software Update Prevents iPhone and iPad from Storing Users’ Movements

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Apple users who are concerned about privacy might want to check this one out …

Update for iPhone and iPad cuts amount of cached data that is stored to just a week

Apple has released a software update for its iPhone and iPad which prevents it keeping a detailed record of the owner’s movements, and does not synchronise the details to the owner’s computer.


Google to Delete Street View Data Gathered in the UK

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Apparently, they do things differently in the UK …

Technology giant signs commitment to improve its data handling after illegally capturing personal details from Wi-Fi networks

Google is to delete the sensitive information – including full emails and passwords – it illegally captured from Wi-Fi networks when its Street View cars mapped the UK’s towns and cities.

(more…) Calls for Data Protection Code

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

This probably wouldn’t even be an issue if Google hadn’t been caught “erroneously collecting data from unsecured wi-fi networks” …

Germany is the largest country in Europe where Google’s controversial Street View has not gone live.  This is because of privacy complaints made about the service around the world.  Now the German government has called for a voluntary data protection code to be in place by 7th December this year, as reported by the BBC.


Google To Launch Amazon S3 Competitor – ‘Cloud’ bandwidth on the cheap…

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

There’s more and more interest in cloud computing … and with storage rates at “a dime per gig” there’s bound to be even more interest in the future.

Google appears prepped to launch a cloud bandwidth competitor to Amazon’s S3 service at the company’s I/O conference this week. In addition to a REST API, integration of Google accounts for authenticated downloads and data redundancy, Google obviously hopes to make it easy for existing S3 customers to make the switch. There’s a tiny bit more detail here about the product, which will be dubbed “Google Storage for Developers.” Amazon this week meanwhile announced they’d be offering Reduced Redundancy Storage (which offers less than Amazon S3’s usual 99.999999999% data protection) (RRS) for $0.10 per gigabyte per month.
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