Tags: Google

Google DLP API protects sensitive data

In March, Google launched a beta for its new Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Application Programming Interface (API). That product is now in production and with Google claiming that it can identify up to 50 types of sensitive data. Among those data types are credit card numbers, names and phone numbers. Developers can now identify data…

Google Chrome users fooled by fake Adblock Plus app

Adblock Plus has built a reputation around blocking annoying ads, blocking domains spreading malware and disabling tracking. It has been successful with versions for all the key browsers available on desktops, laptops and mobile devices. It’s success has led to a fake version of the app being downloaded from the Chrome Web Store. At present,…

Equinix acquires Itconic to expand European footprint

Global data centre and interconnection vendor, Equinix, has announced its latest acquisition target. It is to acquire Itconic from The Carlyle Group. Itconic is a large data centre, connectivity and cloud provider in Spain and Portugal. It will also acquire CloudMas, an Itconic subsidiary focused on enterprise cloud adoption. According to Eric Schwartz, President, EMEA,…

Google finally gets a dedicated interconnect

Google has announced Dedicated Interconnect. The solution will allow the company’s biggest customers to connect directly to Google Cloud. The move brings Google in line with AWS, Azure, SoftLayer, OVH and other large players in the cloud market. The only surprise here is that it has taken so long for Google to get its act…

Comodo and Key-Systems deliver new security offering

Digital certificate and security vendor Comodo has signed a strategic partnership with German domain hosting company Key-Systems  GmbH. The deal will see Key-Systems offering Comodo SSL/TLS certificates to its domain and hosting customers. With over 4 million customers of whom around 2.5% are retail/corporate entities this is a big deal for Comodo. Michael Fowler, Comodo…

BoE explores DLT / blockchain settlement monopoly doubts

The Bank of England (BoE) has released a new working paper entitled “The economics of distributed ledger technology for securities settlements”: examines to what extent DLT could add value and change securities settlement characterize the innovation process in the post-trade industry. describes the economics of a hypothetical DLT-based security settlement industry. In this context, distributed…

Move over AWS, Azure, Google: DFINITY wants your lunch

DFINITY Stiftung (DFINITY) of Zug (Switzerland) and Palo Alto (California) has announced its formal intent to create an open network that serves as a massive virtual mainframe computer in cyberspace and act as a new kind of decentralized cloud. DFINITY will launch a ten thousand node demonstration network later in 2017 to showcase some of…

Investing in the future, the responsible way

At Inforum 2017 I had the opportunity to talk with Martine Cadet, VP Global Talent Enablement at Infor. She joined Infor from Microsoft and took on the role of developing the Infor Educational Alliance Program. She initially put was in charge of the Infor Education Alliance program. Infor has a unique if at times disjointed…

Po.et becomes serious by adding Blink and Jaxx

Jaxx and Blink are joining the Po.et initiative described previously in ET. These two companies add critical functionality and large scale publishing. The core objective of Po.et is to create a platform which simplifies the process for publishing, licensing and authentication of digital assets. Simplifying the publishing process necessitates solving the issues of document integrity, licensing,…