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bikeamtn
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bikeamtn,
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3/26/2014 | 5:01:39 PM
Re: Change for the better
More info at: MyStolenID org
bikeamtn
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bikeamtn,
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3/26/2014 | 5:00:47 PM
Re: Change for the better
"If there's anything positive to come out of the whole NSA situation."

Yes, it is. The only thing I'd rather of seen, was that my brief on cyber security posted in the Washington Post & NBCnews (after the Boston bombing, Apr 30 2013) wasn't mysteriously deleted which could have altered events like the 110 million (1/2 the US population) becoming victims of the Target Breach (of which I'm one). That was some 30 days before the PRISM story of the 'Washington Post'.
eugenerudenko
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3/25/2014 | 4:36:14 AM
For the better
I think it's a logical change. Email is a confidential way of communication and it should be encrypted. Not sure if Snowden case has influenced this decision but this step seems natural after introducing encrypted search
Leo Regulus
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3/24/2014 | 11:42:21 AM
Good decision
I dropped my subscription to Information Week over a year ago due to my continuous disappointment with the quality of content and the total disdain in which management held its readers. 

I am here now as a result of referral from LinkedIn. 

I see that nothing has changed to cause me to retract that decision.  On the contrary, for my purposes, thing have gotten worse. 
Madhava verma dantuluri
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3/24/2014 | 12:43:29 AM
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This is a good moce by Google, HTTPS brings more security.
danielcawrey
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3/23/2014 | 7:39:45 PM
Re: Change for the better
It makes you wonder whether or not many of these types of measures would have been put in place had Edward Snowden not leaked all of those documents. 

I think that story has affected many companies in their ability to build confidence about cloud computing. But over time I believe that the story will fade and people will regain that trust. 
Stratustician
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3/22/2014 | 10:59:03 AM
Change for the better
If there's anything positive to come out of the whole NSA situation, it's nice to see that it's forcing many providers to beef up security standards.  It's nice to see Google taking responsibility for its users security by pushing HTTPs as a standard, as it not only allows for secure use of their service, but it also inherently makes the data shared by users more secure.  This is a great move as many folks are still of the mindset that they can't be bothered to maintain basic security practices, this will make it easy for users to practice safe computing whether conscious of it or not.


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