Byron Acohido, USA Today, Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Google CEO Larry Page won't be testifying before Congress this week. In response to an invitation last week from Rep. Mary Bono Mack, R-Calif., who asked Page to appear and explain the company's user policy changes, two other Google executives will appear.
Sharon Gaudin, Computerworld, Tuesday, January 31, 2012
In a letter sent to eight members of Congress, Google yesterday defended its move to consolidate its privacy policies and users' personal information. The 13-page letter explains Google's decision to alter its privacy policies and answers specific questions from the legislators. In sum, Google contended that its approach to privacy has not changed, that users still have control over how they use the company's various online services, and that private information remains private.
Alan Joch, Federal Computer Week, Friday, January 27, 2012
Mention cloud computing to true believers and you’ll likely hear all about speed and agility. They'll tell you that agencies can simply dial IT services up or down as needed to quickly support new mission plans or workload changes. As a bonus, agencies pay only for what they use instead of bankrolling the often idle, over-provisioned computing capacity common in most data centers.
Alice Lipowicz, Federal Computer Week, Friday, January 27, 2012
Eric Chabrow, GovInfoSecurity.com, Friday, January 27, 2012
John P. Mello, Jr., PC World, Friday, January 27, 2012
Carl Franzen, TPMIdeaLab, Friday, January 27, 2012
Byron Acohido, USA Today, Friday, January 27, 2012
They may be battling each other tooth-and-nail to win over online advertisers. But Google and Facebook are on the same side when it comes to opposing new data-handling privacy laws fast-gelling in Europe and the U.S.
Luke Fretwell, Fedscoop, Thursday, January 26, 2012
Sources close to the White House have confirmed that U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra will announce he is stepping down on Friday. No information was provided on his future plans, but ongoing speculation includes running for political office to assuming an executive role leading the Washington offices of a major technology company.