data retention

  • Google: More evil than evil itself?

    Posted January 25, 2012 - 2:33 pm

    Google's new privacy policies are prompting more accusations of Satanic intent. But the real question to ask is, how long Google holds onto your data.
  • So much for Yahoo's 'consumer-friendly' data-retention policy

    Posted April 19, 2011 - 10:04 am

    It's a shame that Yahoo, in a frantic bid to grow stalled revenue, has decided to join search market leader Google in retaining user data far longer than is necessary.
  • Web companies urged to practice 'data stewardship'

    Posted March 16, 2011 - 4:21 pm

    People are talking about privacy here at South by Southwest. The general sense is that Facebook has played it fast and loose with the privacy of our personal data, and this has raised interest in the issue among developers, many of whom develop apps that are intrinsically social. There's also a sense that we can do privacy better. But we might need a new way of thinking and talking about it.
  • Building a better business backup system

    Posted February 8, 2011 - 2:32 pm

    As with buying insurance or taking vitamins, committing to data backup is a hard sell. Everyone knows that storing records safely in more than one place protects the health of a business, but many companies fail to establish backup systems that will keep them running if disaster strikes.
  • DOJ seeks mandatory data retention requirement for ISPs

    Posted January 25, 2011 - 10:11 pm

    The U.S. Department of Justice and an organization representing police chiefs from around the country renewed calls on Tuesday for legislation mandating Internet Service Providers (ISP) to retain certain customer usage data for up to two years.
  • Confessions of tech hoarders

    Posted April 20, 2010 - 6:20 pm

    How much hardware do you have hidden in your home's nooks and crannies?
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