Sunday, April 19, 2015

What do you think? Security as a product?
New Google Security Chief Looks for Balance with Privacy
Google has a new sheriff keeping watch over the wilds of the Internet. Austrian-born Gerhard Eschelbeck has ranged the British city of Oxford; cavorted at notorious Def Con hacker conclaves, wrangled a herd of startups, and camped out in Silicon Valley.
He now holds the reins of security and privacy for all-things Google.
In an exclusive interview with AFP, Eschelbeck spoke of using Google's massive scope to protect users from cyber villains such as spammers and state-sponsored spies.
"The size of our computing infrastructure allows us to process, analyze, and research the changing threat landscape and look ahead to predict what is coming," Eschelbeck said during his first one-on-one press interview in his new post.

A new tool in the catalog.
DARPA Funded Memex – Domain-Specific Search
by Sabrina I. Pacifici on Apr 18, 2015
Via Michael del Castillo – UpStart: “The federal government’s Defense Advanced Research Project Agency today made publicly available an open-source tool that could lead to an entire new ecosystem of search-engines. Seventeen organizations received early access to the project, called Memex. Of those, five stood out as technology that Google may want to look at twice. “Memex seeks to develop software that advances online search capabilities far beyond the current state of the art,” wrote Christopher White, DARPA program manager. “The goal is to invent better methods for interacting with and sharing information, so users can quickly and thoroughly organize and search subsets of information relevant to their individual interests.”

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