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Cities Love Clouds But Want Them More Secure

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Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
1/20/2014 3:34:00 PM
User Rank City Slicker
Is security really an issue
Many of the Governments in the United State has big data. Most of Governmental big data is public data except things like social security numbers. This data can be obtained thru a F.O.I.A. request. Therefore, I ask is security an issue or is the issue knowing when and where you have been hacked.

Mary Jander
Mary Jander  
1/7/2014 1:48:08 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: The ridiculous lie
I continue to be dumbfounded by how well government can spy on its citizens and how poorly it serves them online.

Even 50 years ago, the US government had technology to listen in on phone conversations wirelessly. Today, its pod-slurping capabilities and other surveillance tech is awesome. But the gov't can't seem to get technology to serve benefits to needy citizens.

Terry Sweeney
Terry Sweeney  
1/7/2014 12:25:36 PM
User Rank Blogger
Re: The ridiculous lie
Thanks, Rich... apart from creating your own, proprietary encryption algorithm or making sure your data drives (PCs, laptops, USB drives, external hard drives, smartphones, etc.) never attach to a network, I'm at a loss as to how to keep data secure in a practical way in this day and age.

richheap
richheap  
1/7/2014 4:47:50 AM
User Rank Staff
Re: The ridiculous lie
Thanks Terry. Do you think there are things we can do if we want to protect our privacy or make our data more secure? Or is trying to do that now like attempting to bolt the stable door while the horse disappears over the horizon?

Terry Sweeney
Terry Sweeney  
1/6/2014 4:52:14 PM
User Rank Blogger
The ridiculous lie
I feel like the cop who comes along after some modest calamity and says, "Nothing to see here, move along." Five years ago it was Chinese hackers prying into Google's secrets and the Department of Defense servers; the NSA has picked up the slack in the meantime and run with it. You can bet other hackers are all over stuff we believe secret, private, or proprietary. Is anyone still operating under the illusion of cloud security or cloud privacy? it's a ridiculous lie we keep telling ourselves over and over again.

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