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EPIC complains to FTC about Google

Following the recent privacy gaffe at Google, the Electronic Privacy Information Center has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. Some of the language in the complaint seems a bit hyperbolic, and the request that Google be compelled to contribute $5 million to support electronic privacy research seems a bit self-serving. Obviously, though, a [...]

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Taking the Google with the bug

I’ve never said, nor will I ever say, that the cloud is not without fault. ChannelWeb reports that Google Docs had a security glitch over the weekend. As I noted after the recent Google Apps outage, though, one advantage of using a well-established cloud service is that any problems are going to be handled by [...]

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Google Gapps

One oft-stated concern about moving applications to the cloud is reliability? What happens if the cloud goes down? Google Apps Premier Edition had an outage earlier this week. Here’s how they explained it: Dear Google Apps customer, Between approximately 9AM to 12PM GMT / 1AM to 4AM PST on Tuesday, February 24, 2009, some Google [...]

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Hiawatha Bray on computing while in the clouds

Boston Globe technology reporter Hiawatha Bray writes about how to work with cloud-based documents when you have no connection to the internet. He reviews three products/services: Google Gears, Apple MobileMe, and Microsoft Live Mesh. I’ll post my own thoughts on these services after I have a chance to play with them.

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