Government intrusiveness is the story that won't go away. This week, two email providers who offer encrypted hosted email shut their doors citing either government intervention or the potential thereof. And, of course, there's more NSA. President Obama even steps in to say a few words.
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ISPs and email hosting providers need to be willing to and plan for the need to work with government officials.
Big data is working its way down the food chain and into your local police cruiser.
ZDNetGovWeek: Snowden to stay in Russia, nothing-to-hide no excuse, Utah pays taxes for NSA power, and more
Somehow, we can't seem to keep America's most secretive agency out of the news. The NSA is back with a story about XKeyscore, another one about how Utah residents have to pay an NSA power bill, Russia welcomes (or at least tolerates) Snowden, and lots of other gov-stuff around the world.
Bradley Manning is in a heap of trouble and will probably spend most of his days in jail for his crimes, but the judge says aiding the enemy isn't one of them.
ZDNetGovWeek: A great Great Debate, Vint Cerf speaks, half of India hit with malware, and still some NSA
This is a great week for ZDNetGovWeek. Violet Blue and David Gewirtz went head-to-head on the freedom vs. security debate, moderated by Zack Whittaker. That, plus all the gov news that's fit to blog, worldwide, this week in ZDNetGovWeek.
As long as this partisan foolishness continues, Americans won't trust America's leaders. That makes it almost impossible for Americans to trust potentially intrusive, yet necessary security measures.
NASDAQ's not alone in getting hacked, and India's lower cost IT labor seems to attracting the criminal element. Meanwhile, China's wolf in geek's clothing, Huawei, is whining about distrust, and the NSA soap opera continues (providing content mana to bloggers worldwide). It's ZDNetGovWeek. Hoorah!
Since there is no doubt that the cloud has and will cause disruption, here are some constructive guidelines on how to strengthen your career should you face your own personal jobpocalypse.
Well, at least it's not all NSA, all the time. This week we lead with a story about the JOBS bill and how startups can now advertise for investors. It's good for startups, but also very, very good for scammers. Investor, beware!