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  • How to Download Your Data With All the Fancy New GDPR Tools

    Photo: Jacques Brinon (AP) The big new European data-privacy law known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is here, and it’s ushered in a host of changes to the way companies treat your personal information. One of the consumer benefits of GDPR is that it requires companies to make it possible for users to pack up their data and leave if they don’t like the service they’re using. You shouldn’t be trapped into keeping an account with a certain…

  • How to use Disk Utility in macOS to protect your sensitive data

      Practically everyone has files or folders they keep on their Mac that they don’t want anyone else to access. AppleInsider explains how to keep these files secure by turning a folder into a protected disk image, one that keeps the documents encrypted and requiring a password to read.   People are generally OK with the idea of having various important documents stored on their Mac, and are quite happy with existing protection built into macOS, including using FileVault to…

  • Supreme Court to Hear Microsoft Case on Emails, Customer Data Stored Overseas – WSJ

    Feb. 26, 2018 5:30 a.m. ET WASHINGTON—Technology companies will square off with law enforcement on Tuesday as the Supreme Court hears arguments on whether emails and other customer data stored overseas are subject to U.S. search warrants. The case is one of several legal battles on law-enforcement access to private online data, and it requires the justices to interpret a law that Congress wrote before email and cloud computing were part of everyday life. A federal appeals court, in a…

  • Disappearing data? Google now has an app

    Google South Africa’s newly launched Datally app helps people to understand, monitor, track and manage data usage on their devices. For a while now, consumers have labelled data costs in South Africa too expensive and have also been enraged over the disappearance of data. Google South Africa labels data as confusing, hard to control, expensive and unpredictable. Their newly launched data management app aims to address these concerns and problems. The need for this app Asked why there was a need…

  • U.S. Data Center Spending Broke a Record This Year

    And the year isn’t even over yet. Investment in U.S. data centers grew to $18.2 billion in the first half of this year, more than double the amount spent in all of 2016, according to a new report. The total includes money spent on building or buying data centers, This dollar figure tracked by commercial real estate firm CBRE, shouldn’t shock anyone familiar with the aggressive data center construction by companies like Amazon amzn , Google googl , and Microsoft…

  • Amazon Prime is offering students six months free membership – here’s how to get it – Manchester Evening News

    Amazon Prime is offering students six months of free video and music through a new package that also includes exclusive access to tickets for big live events. Anyone heading to university can get a free six-month trial of Prime Student – as the streaming and shopping giant steps up the competition with rivals Apple and Google. Prime Student membership includes can enjoy a range of benefits including unlimited one-day delivery on millions of items including same-day delivery in selected post-codes;…

  • A quest for the mother of all computers

    “In 15 years, IQC has established itself as a globally leading centre for quantum information science research,” Lazaridis said in an email. It was recently identified as the largest centre for quantum information science worldwide in a publication by quantum scientists in the United Kingdom, he said. “It is one of a handful of centres in the world where top researchers go to contribute and to collaborate,” said Lazaridis. There are now more than 200 researchers working in 55 labs…

  • How to download from Google Drive

    Next – Previous Links Next – Previous Links Display Category Labels Cloud Back to Home .Display Category Labels How to download from Google Drive Joe Clark – Reporter 22nd April 2017     Add to favoritesDownloading a file from Google Drive is a relatively straightforward process that shouldn’t take users too long to get to grips with. Google Drive is cloud storage solution developed by Google. The system is designed to give users access to files, such as documents or images,…

  • MIT Mathematician Spins Up 220,000-Core Google Compute Cluster

      MIT Mathematician Spins Up 220,000-Core Google Compute Cluster By Tiffany Trader April 21, 2017 On Thursday, Google announced that MIT math professor and computational number theorist Andrew V. Sutherland had set a record for the largest Google Compute Engine (GCE) job. Sutherland ran the massive mathematics workload on 220,000 GCE cores using preemptible virtual machine instances. This is the largest known high-performance computing cluster to run in the public cloud, according to Google’s Alex Barrett and Michael Basilyan. Andrew…

  • Data Privacy Advocates Worry FCC Rule Repeal Harms Consumers

    Today’s topics include how a recent data privacy rule appeal could affect competition for companies like Google, Amazon moving call centers to the cloud with Amazon Connect, Microsoft’s efforts to replace the office phone with Skype for Business and Brocade’s new fibre channel switch for flash data centers. Internet giants like Google and Facebook could soon be confronted with new rivals in the targeted advertising space. Congress is considering rolling back Obama-era internet privacy laws that have not yet been…

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