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(The Hosting News) – Europe’s highest court ruled on Tuesday that Google must comply with requests from individuals who wish to have links removed about themselves that are outdated or that could potentially cause embarrassment.
The European Union Court of Justice in Luxembourg ruled that individuals have the “right to be forgotten,” forcing Internet search engines to remove links, even if they are true and lawful, Time reports.
“Today’s court judgement [sic] is a clear victory for the protection of personal data of Europeans,” wrote European Commissioner for Justice, Viviane Reding, via Facebook. “Big data need big rights.”
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One day not so long ago, I started receiving emails from my WordPress installations. I have about four WordPress sites on my server, and I was surprised to receive an email telling me they had updated themselves. Starting with WordPress version 3.7, the developers of the blogging software instituted automatic background updates in order to promote better security and “streamline the update experience”. There are some potentially good and bad issues with this new system.
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(The Hosting News) – More than 100 tech companies, including firms such as Google, Amazon, and Facebook, have expressed their disapproval with the FCC’s new net neutrality proposal.
The plan, proposed by Chairman Tomorrow Wheeler, would allow Internet service provider to charge companies for faster loading speeds, the Wall Street Journal reports.
On Wednesday, tech firms sent a letter to Wheeler claiming that the proposal would pose “a threat to the Internet.”
“Instead of permitting individualized bargaining and discrimination, the Commission’s rules should protect users and Internet companies on both fixed and mobile platforms against blocking, discrimination, and paid prioritization, and should make … More Details >>

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Ericsson manages global, distributed network infrastructure on a scale few can imagine, and it is transitioning to 5G services that require new cloud architectures. To build this cloud platform, Ericsson chose a carrier-grade OpenStack distribution from Mirantis for virtualizing its network infrastructure in what is thought to be one of the largest OpenStack licensing deals yet.

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Los Angeles, CA – Cloud hosting service Host Virtual expanded into a larger datacenter in Chicago, CH1, or CoreSite’s location in the city. The datacenter will not only help to serve the company’s demands in the US’ third most populous city, but throughout the midwest region of the country as well.
HostVirtual’s moved into the CH1 facility next to The Chicago Board of Trade at 427 S La Salle, which is home to the city’s commodities exchange.
The 183,000 square-foot space, secured with biometric and keycard security, is located on major fiber optic rings and in close proximity to cloud service providers … More Details >>

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