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Cloud computing has become every-day tool, but its security is questionable. New methods are developed to prevent data breaches. Mark Warner/Flickr

Why we need to improve cloud computing’s security

Cloud computing is on the rise, but so are questions about its security. This is why we need systems where the data itself enforces security, not just the cloud system within which it is contained.
At one time, Bibles and Sears catalogs were printed here. Now, this building is known as the Lakeside Technology Center, one of the largest data centers in the world. Teemu008/flicker

The factories of the past are turning into the data centers of the future

Data centers are taking over the factories where workers once processed checks, baked bread and printed Bibles. What will the rise of the information-based economy mean for American cities?
Optical elements of the experimental setup allowing to obtain visible-spectrum laser pulses as short as 10 femtoseconds. Courtesy of Dr. R. Borrego-Varillas and Prof. G. Cerullo, University Politecnico Milan (Italy)

Using lasers to make data storage faster than ever

The speed comparison between today's technology and femtosecond spintronics is like comparing the fastest bullet train on Earth to the speed of light.
Who has your personal data, and how secure is it? Do you even know? Card and lock image from shutterstock.com

Big data security problems threaten consumers’ privacy

How should we address growing concerns about information security without denying society the benefits big data can bring?
We are already connected in many ways through technology, and we’re about to get a lot more connected. Flickr/kris krug

Are we ready for a world even more connected in the Internet of Things?

Imagine a world that's even more connected technologically than ours today. It's coming soon and the Australian Communications and Media Authority wants to know if we're ready for it.
Cybersecurity is becoming increasingly important. nikcname/Flickr

Australia could become a leader in cybersecurity research

Online infrastructure and business are becoming increasingly important, as is our need to focus research efforts on securing them from cyber-attack.
The internet and cloud computing transcend borders. Now it’s time for international law to catch up. Data courtesy Marc Imhoff of NASA GSFC and Christopher Elvidge of NOAA NGDC. Image by Craig Mayhew and Robert Simmon, NASA GSFC.

A new legal framework for the age of cloud computing

Cloud computing, by its very nature, transcends location, geography and territorial boundaries. Data accessed in one country might be stored half way across the world, or even in servers in multiple countries…
AirAsia flight QZ8501 is the third flight from a Malaysian carrier to be lost in 2014. EPA/Barbara Walton

AirAsia flight QZ8501: how cloud computing could help prevent air disasters

While the full picture has yet to emerge, it appears that the reason for the loss of Air Asia flight QZ8501 is different from the losses of MH370 and MH17 earlier this year. MH17 was clearly a man-made…

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