Every Friday here on In The Personal Cloud we’ll be presenting a roundup of links highlighting popular and rising news stories from the world of the cloud and online security. Everything from news regarding hacking and how to be secure to advancements in the field of cloud computing. Stay tuned to In The Personal Cloud each Friday to remain up to date on everything you need to know.
New calls to scrap the Internet and start over – The Internet as we know it was put into place back in the 1970’s, and not a single one of its originators could have ever predicted where it would be nearly 50 years later. Now, a study is slowly moving forward to determine whether or not the Internet with all its security flaws should be fixed, or if it should be scrapped altogether to make way for something new. [Examiner]
Why everyone is listening to Kaspersky – Just who is Eugene Kaspersky? Is he one of Russia’s richest men and the CEO of one the most important Internet security companies in the world? Or is he a man once sponsored by the KGB, a Soviet intelligence officer, and a man who believes Facebook yields too much freedom? Well, he’s both actually. [Legalbrief]
How to Apply for Jobs Safely Online – Different week, same vigilance. When applying for a job online, you are sending quite a bit of personal information out into the ether. Here are 4 ways to make sure your information is going to the right hands instead of the wrong ones. [USANews]
Congress Has Its Head in the Cloud – As cloud computing increasingly becomes more and more mainstream, the government’s future plans of adoption are getting closer and closer. With that being said, the fact that the government and other powerful agencies are centralizing their data is a growing concern. What if these remote servers now become the target of cyber thieves? [TheFoundry]
Why isn’t everyone using cloud backup? – Once upon a time, businesses used tape backup. It was a system that physically required someone to start the backup and organize the tapes carefully in chronological order. However, the tapes could be lost, damaged, and weren’t the most reliable backup medium. Despite the fact that the Internet has improved exponentially since then, some businesses still put all their proverbial eggs in one basket. [BackupTechnology]
Reconsidering your wi-fi relationship – Do you think you use Wi-Fi or your cellular network more? This question is fuelling the debate about which infrastructure should be given the most attention in the coming years. This article highlights the talking points of the debate and most directly points out that although Wi-Fi might be faster, its reliability and cumbersome connectivity may ultimately be its downfall. [TechnologySpectator]
WiFi, The Cloud Top Survey Of Most Stress-Inducing Concepts In Tech: Virgin Digital – Here’s a quick read broken up by an interesting infographic presenting the results of a recent poll asking participants if they found technology particularly stressful. Find out just where the cloud ranks amongst other grievances like WiFi and “The Internet in General”. [HuffingtonPostTech]