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We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces. — Carl Sagan

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Google hack could hurt cloud computing

Google hack could hurt cloud computing

by Maija Palmer Financial Times January 13 2010 Security experts warned on Wednesday that businesses could lose faith in the security of cloud computing after Google admitted that its web-based Gmail system had been hacked by what it described as attacks originating in China. They said it could slow down corporations’ willingness to put their...
Crime in the Cloud:  How does cloud computing affect crime and policing?

Crime in the Cloud: How does cloud computing affect crime and policing?

The mass movement and storage of data in a virtual cloud is having a major impact on law enforcement, criminal justice and investigations.  The decreasing probability that the criminal perpetrator, any associated evidence and the victim of the crime are located within the same jurisdictions is bringing about a sea change in the criminal justice...