Monthly Archives: February 2009

You can’t keep the Spies out

While continuing to think about the privacy and regulatory issues that Cloud computing raises, I was point at this article in the NY Times, called “Does Cloud Computing Mean More Risks to Privacy?“, which looks at the US legal position and points out that the US police and even civil investigators will find it easier to get data from third parties than from the entities originally authorised to have access to private data. The article seems to have been categorised as news due to the release of the World Privacy Forum’s latest report, “Privacy in the Clouds“,

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Searching europa, is there a limit to Google

Just some times I come across a piece of research which my search engines find hard to help me with. Since Google, they all seem to use in-list based sorting algorithms. Some resources, such as the EU’s web complex don’t seem to have enough sites pointing at it for this to be a wisdom of crowds solution and their own search engine doesn’t seem to help me either. You’d think that the various News organisation feeds that specialise might issue permalink based pointers but querying the EU site remains hard.

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And then it snowed, a lot!

Snowy Trees

On Monday, I woke up to the heaviest snow fall I’d seen in years. I live in the south of the country and we don’t often see snow at all, and even less frequently in the cities. 

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