Crossfire

Matheson’s technology and IP law blog

Companies Run Hadoop Data Via the Cloud

August, 2014

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Apache Hadoop is an open-source software framework for storage and large-scale processing of business data. The software breaks data into a workable size that programmers can then structure, organise, study or visualize. Prominent users of Hadoop software include Google, Facebook and Yahoo!. Research undertaken by Allied Market Research suggests that the market for using Hadoop in the cloud (“Hadoop as a Service”) is projected to grow to $16.1 billion by 2020. Allied Market Research’s report defines Hadoop as a Service… Read more…

1% of Cloud Providers meet latest EU Data Protection Requirements

August, 2014

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A survey undertaken by security provider Skyhigh Networks, a Cupertino, California based company, on the 7,000 cloud companies in its network, has revealed that only 1% of cloud providers would comply with all aspects of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). “It’s staggering how few cloud providers are prepared for the new EU regulations,” EMEA director at Skyhigh Networks Charlie Howe said in a statement. “Fortunately, there’s still time for providers to get into shape. This means addressing… Read more…

Google favour HTTPS Encrypted Websites in Web Search Rankings

August, 2014

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Google has begun favouring HTTPS encrypted websites over the past few months by increasing the ranking algorithm to web pages that are encrypted with the technology. Google believes the move will encourage website owners and developers to adopt HTTPS in order to increase the layers of protection on their websites. “We hope to see more websites using HTTPS in the future,” Google said in a blog post, referring to the protocol for securing communications over digital networks. The use of… Read more…