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The recent PRISM Data snooping controversies have heightened almost every companies awareness of the potential vulnerabilities of data stored off-premise in the Cloud. Many Cloud Storage companies talk about encrypting data ‘at rest' but the real issue is that the storage companies control the encryption rather than the company whose data is stored controlling the private key. Ask yourself these questions? Are you comfortable not controlling your own file encryption? Do you have sensitive data you wish to store in the cloud that you do not want to have your file sharing vendor have access to? Do you have data that absolutely must have controlled encryption from a legislative view point? Do ypu trust your vendor not to provide a ‘back door' to the NSA? So what can you do to protect your data ? Consider desktop encryptors such as TrueCrypt and BoxCryptor. Click here ... (more)

Cloud Storage Predictions for 2014

The Year in Review It has been some year in the world of Cloud and Cloud Storage in particular. We witnessed the demise of Nirvanix, as well as the revelations of Edward Snowdon outlining the surveillance of the PRISM surveillance program and the alleged collusion with major US Service providers. Amidst all of this the behemoth that is Amazon continued to move forwards apace and continuing to add new services and reduce pricing. There has been space in the market for new vendors such as Dump Truck, which launched almost exactly 1 year ago, and Copy, both of which predominantly o... (more)

Jim Liddle's Symbian Blog: Opera Releases New Wireless Development Platform

Jim Liddle's Symbian Blog: Opera Releases Development Platform Opera purports to enable true web applications to be developed that have access to the phone's functionality through the Opera Platform DOM interface (provided by the Application Player) and can communicate with servers using XMLHttpRequest. The Opera Platform SDK  is currently available for Symbian OS phones with S60, and is free.   See here for more details. Opera Mini Midlet Web Browser updated to V1.1 Get the MIDP2 jar here or the JAD link here For a version specific to a phone go here Instead of requiring the pho... (more)

AJAX For Mobile Devices

AJAX For Mobile Devices « H » General J2ME :: Jim Liddle :: email link Great overview of Ajax for mobile devices from Ajit Jaoka here - would urge you to read it ! posted Thursday, 12 January 2006 Leave a comment to this blog-entry <!-- function infomerical(){ alert("Create a free profile on Blog-City.com\r\n\r\nIt takes seconds and we give your email address to NO-ONE.\r\n\r\nAdvantages include; automatic email trigger when someone\r\nupdates this blog, ability to edit your own comments, and\r\nwith the same account you can easily create and maintain\r\nyour o... (more)

Google Talk and Google Local Available to BlackBerry Users

Google Talk and Google Local Available to BlackBerry Users BlackBerry Owners can now use both "Google Talk" and "Google Local" for their BlackBerry device. Google Talk for the BlackBerry is a version  of the Instant Messaging application for the BlackBerry and it enables users to send / receive instant text messages with other Google Talk community members. The use of Google Talk requires a Gmail account. Google local is a version of Google local specifically for the BlackBerry that allows BlackBerry users to see maps and satellite images, local business information etc, on their B... (more)