Cisco’s push is aimed at making it easier for WebEx’s 100 million users to stay hooked and keep them from drifting onto cheaper or free services. It’s part of a broader effort to respond to the networking industry’s move away from expensive, purpose-built hardware toward a focus on getting more revenue from services provided over the internet.
Pentagon officials made clear they have little patience for continuing debate over the issue.
“Google, in every respect, collects more data. Google, in every respect, has a much bigger advertising business,” said David Chavern, president of News Media Alliance, a publisher trade group. Rather than “a Facebook privacy law,” he expects regulation to target the entire industry.
Using events reported as cyber-breaches in the nonprofit Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, a team of economists from Singapore, Cyprus, Hong Kong and the U.S. examined which firms are at highest risk of attack and what the consequences are.
Said Oracle's Safra Katz: “I never heard of something like a single cloud and I would challenge anyone to point at a significant commercial customer who has one cloud.”