Stilgherrian

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Stilgherrian is a freelance journalist, commentator and podcaster interested in big-picture internet issues, especially security, cybercrime and hoovering up bulldust. He studied computing science and linguistics before a wide-ranging media career and a stint at running an IT business. He can write iptables firewall rules, set a rabbit trap, clear a jam in an IBM model 026 card punch and mix a mean whiskey sour.

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Cloud could be 'privacy enhancing': Pilgrim

Cloud could be 'privacy enhancing': Pilgrim

Australia's Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim is cautiously optimistic about the cloud's potential to increase personal privacy, but has put organisations on notice that new laws will require them to take more responsibility for the information they collect.

November 29, 2010 by in Cloud

Opening up the cloud

Opening up the cloud

The cloud isn't just about commercial software and enterprise systems. The open-source world has its services too. Linode has been offering virtual Linux servers for years. Now the OpenStack project provides open source, open standards software for building reliable cloud infrastructure.

September 26, 2010 by in Cloud