In the News: 2012-04-16

Written on:April 16, 2012
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Mac News: Awesome: Apple hides Michelangelo’s hand of Adam reaching for knowledge in touch patent filing
Michelangelo’s ‘The Creation of Adam‘ is probably one of the most recognizable pieces of art ever created. A representation of the Biblical scene representing the creation of the first man Adam by God, it exists as a section of the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling in Rome.
Read full story => TheNextWeb

Technology News: What You Need to Know About CISPA
Battle lines are being drawn over the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011 (CISPA). It’s a bill that would make it easier for private companies and the U.S. government to share user information concerning possible cyber threats. Microsoft, Facebook and a host of other technology companies are supporting the bill, but many digital rights groups fear that CISPA is another version of the Stop Online Privacy Act… but worse.
Read full story => ReadWriteWeb

Programming News: Future of Cloud Security Assessments: Microsoft Leads with Public Registrations on CSA
On April 11, Microsoft completed security assessments for three of its services: Office 365, Windows Azure and Dynamics under Cloud Security Alliance’s (CSA)  Security Trust and Assurance Registry(STAR) which is is a free, publicly accessible registry that documents the security controls provided by various cloud computing offerings, thereby helping users assess the security of cloud providers they currently use or are considering contracting with.
Read full story => infoq

Other News: Netflix CEO Lashes Out at Comcast Over Net Neutrality
Last month, Comcast made a controversial decision to exclude their TV-on-demand service for Xbox 360 from data caps. That’s sparked many complaints from users of other TV services over the implications for net neutrality—and now the CEO of Netflix is wading in.
Read full story => gizmodo

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