How Google and Dropbox protect your data.

The EFF has released a report detailing how companies are protecting our data. Google and Dropbox have followed all 5 encryption best practices, check out this infographic to see how others are doing. Regardless if you are a business of 1 or 1,000's - your data deserves to be protected. 

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Which companies fight for your privacy?

By now most people have heard of PRISM, the NSA's program to collect, analyze and leverage telephony and Internet data.  

Google, more than any other company, is at the very heart of Internet culture and technology. Hundreds of millions of people leverage Google services everyday to manage their personal and professional lives. There have been a lot of interesting headlines, news reports and there are still many unknown questions.  

However, we do know several important points worth mentioning.  

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What else can Google offer Kansas City?

Google has much more to offer Kansas City than ultra high-speed broadband. It's time we take them up on their offer. Google executives believe Kansas City has a great deal of potential. Let's prove them right!
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Ultra high-speed broadband coming to Kansas City, why it matters.

How fast will Kansas City's new ultra high-speed broadband be? About 1,000 Mbps! How fast is that? That's about how fast your computer can grab data from your hard drive! It's no secret we're bullish on ChromeOS and the fundamental changes it represents - at these speeds you can pull data from Google's servers at the same speed you can pull it from the hard drive sitting right under your hands inside your laptop. Desktop applications utilize data on your hard drive while services like Google Apps pull data from Google servers all over the world. An application like Google Apps is fast on today's connections but what becomes possible at 1,000 Mbps? We were discussing these speeds with executives from Cerner Corporation and what becomes possible. Obviously imagining comes to mind. CAT Scans, MRI's, X-ray, EKG's and more ... live streaming simultaneously to multiple physicians, who are also video conferencing with each other? A physician could also review the imaging data at anytime and on any device saving everyone time and money.
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Ultra high-speed broadband is coming to Kansas City!

After a careful review, Google announces that they will build a ultra high-speed network in Kansas City, Kansas. They’ve signed a development agreement with the city, and will be working closely with local organizations, businesses and universities to bring a next-generation web experience to the Kansas City community.
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Piloting the Cr-48 running Chrome OS

The device runs Google ChromeOS, a Linux-based operating system designed to deliver the Internet as fast as possible and intended to be as pure a web experience as possible. If you've used the Chrome browser on a PC, Mac or other Linux device then you're already very, very familiar with ChromeOS. Cr-48 is a reference to the periodic table, specifically to the element Chromium. I am a particular fan of this element as it also plays a primary role in my body, serving as one of my largest joints. Chromium allows me to move around the virtual and physical world.
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Thoughts on Google's Management Changes

This is also important to note because Google Apps has much more in common with AdWords and Google.com than it does Office or Exchange Server. Google.com and Adwords run on MapReduce, BigTable, and Google File System - in 2010 Google made massive investments in infrastructure to support these systems. Google.com and Adwords are not the only SaaS applications that run on these systems. Google Apps also runs on MapReduce, BigTable and Google File System. This is the benefit of having an actual cloud computing infrastructure rather than just television commercials.
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