We Are Simply a Pawn of The Internet Business Model: Data Collection

We all should realize that everything we do is recorded into huge data sets in order for advertisers to target us better, for online stores to sell us stuff more effectively and for government agencies to know what we are up to.

WPN Today: Websites Relying on Facebook Traffic Face Uncertain Future

If the story of Mic.com is any indication Facebook reliant websites face a bleak future if they don’t quickly adapt to the new reality of much lower¬†Facebook referrals. This follows changes earlier this year by Facebook to emphasize posts from…

Microsoft Updates “A Cloud for Global Good” Doc – Hoping to Build a More Trusted and Inclusive cloud

Microsoft today released a 2018 version of “A Cloud for Global Good” this morning. “The beginning of a new year offers an opportunity to reflect on the past and look forward to the future,” stated Brad Smith, Microsoft President and…

Google Creates a Technical Guide for Moving to the Cloud

Google has created a guide in the form of a website for companies that are considering a move to their cloud called Google Cloud Platform for Data Center Professionals. “We recognize that a migration of any size can be a…

One of the Largest DDoS Attack Ever Seen Kills Krebs Security Site

One of the largest Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks ever seen on the internet has caused Akamai to dump a site it hosted, KrebsOnSecurity.com. The DDoS attack was apparently in retaliation for journalist Brian Krebs‘ recent article about vDOS, which…

Georgia Prison CIO Gives Google Cloud Credit for Saving Millions

Georgia’s Department of Community Supervision has gone virtual via Google Apps and Chromebooks. With staff increases and with significant amounts of time outside of their offices, The State of Georgia was looking for a more economical and cost-efficient solution to…

Google’s Innovative Approach to Making Cloud Computing Secure

Google recently conducted a roundtable of in-house experts discussing how Google uniquely provides a secure platform for businesses to store their data online. Google experts tell the story of how Google invented innovative technology allowing them to keep their customers…

Google Says Its “Mission Impossible” Cloud Platform is the Most Secure

Neal Mueller, Security and Networking lead for Google Cloud, recently was interviewed about security and other important aspects of using the Google Cloud Platform to host websites, online retailers and other data intensive applications. Should I move our online applications…

Hard Rock Las Vegas Credit Card Data Scraped

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas discovered a major breach of their credit card processing data with card scraping malware placed on its payment-card system. Cardholders who purchased anything at Hard Rock Las Vegas including restaurant and…

Google Will Show Users Warnings About Your Site If It Detects ‘Social Engineering’ Content

Google announced the expansion of the Safe Browsing protection efforts it discussed back in November. These involve protecting users from installing unwanted software or revealing personal info due to tactics like deceptive download buttons or images ads that falsely tell…