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Anger as residents left without supply yet again following water burst

first_imgHundreds of householders and business owners in and around east Donegal today (Sun) are without water again following a burst pipe between Ballindrait and Tober. It is understood that Irish Water are currently at the scene addressing the issue.It is expected that the normal supply will return around 4pm on Sunday. Cllr Gerry Crawford told Donegal Daily: “The water from Ballindrait to Tober has burst and is off again this morning.“This is the norm here burst to fix, burst to fix, which results in no water supply to the community in these areas, who rightly feel that their right to a water supply is being completely ignored.“Irish Water has been informed and will repair but the necessity is clear. (They have to) replace the water pipe (and) treat this community with respect.”Anger as residents left without supply yet again following water burst was last modified: September 22nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Living in a Cloudy Post-PRISM World, Where Do We Go From Here?

first_imgmarkus rex How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Tags:#cloud security#Prism Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … Related Posts center_img Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Much has been made lately about data privacy. Terms like PRISM, Tempora, Xkeyscore have all found their way into our lexicon and the global consciousness. Lavabit and Groklaw have closed their doors in protest. Governments are being rocked by data surveillance exposure.Individuals across the globe struggle with a lost sense of privacy—or, conversely, applaud governments for keeping them safe. It’s a complex issue with shifting battlegrounds, allegiances and outcomes.None of this is really new of course, there are just better, more effective tools to monitor people’s online activities—not just for governments, but for black-hat hackers as well. Pandora’s box is open.Stormy Clouds On The HorizonOthers can debate the risks, rewards and role of these revelations. As a businessman who has spent my life in the open (open source and open standards to be more precise), I’d like to discuss the risks and obligations of corporations in this Brave New World of BYOD, the cloud, big data, the Patriot Act and cybercrime/cyber espionage.It was only a few short years ago that the press and analyst community were touting the potential of the cloud. Around the same time, executives had just begun tossing out their corporate Blackberries and buying their own iPhones, then iPads—bringing their own devices behind the corporate firewall and demanding access and support.More recently came amazing analytical tools made possible by the huge strides in what we call “big data.” Google, Facebook and—we now know—governments, are all taking advantage of this meta data to better understand trends and individual activities.And at ever-increasing rates, companies and their employees are turning to BYOD and the cloud to have cheaper and more unfettered access to critical company data. Unfortunately this data, which is critical to employees to do their job, is also critical to the companies themselves. But it’s also a gold mine for competitors and potentially even fodder for nosey governments. Build into the mix fiduciary and regulatory responsibilities, and we have a real mess—a time bomb just waiting to explode.Gartner has called it a “hair on fire” problem for businesses and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation predicts that recent revelations could cost U.S. cloud companies up to $35 billion.What Businesses Can DoBusinesses need to face the problem of their data exposure head on. They can start by auditing the use of services like DropBox, Google Drive, Box or Accelion: vendors that force your data off site, either to store it or to “cloud enable” it. Even if data is stored on premises, if it has to travel to off-site servers, which should raise red flags. Once the audit is complete, decide if your company can risk the exposure of that data.An organization has three choices:Keep all your systems and data private under your own controlBuild trust (relationships, legal, general) into an organization to host your systems and dataBuild a hybrid strategy depending on the level of importance of systems and data or other decision criteriaHowever, any solution a business wants to implement should fulfill the following criteria:Allows you or your employees (and customers and partners) to access data and files when they want and where they wantGives you full control and auditabilitySecurely allows the exchange of data across people and other organizationsAllows you or any third-party or interested person to control that there are no built-in backdoors (open source is a great way to accomplish this)A good start is to just take a closer look at your data—where’s it going? Why? Who really controls it? Realizing you have a problem is the first step to taking back control.last_img read more

Journalists in Kashmir protest against continued suspension of internet services

first_imgJournalists in the Valley took out a protest march here against the continued suspension of internet services which completed 100 days on Tuesday since the abrogation of the Jammu and Kashmir’s special status on August 5.Scores of journalists working with different media organisations assembled at the Kashmir Press Club here and took out a protest march against the snapping of internet services in the Valley on the night of August 4, hours before the Centre revoked the state’s special status under Article 370 and abrogated it into two Union Territories.The journalists demanded immediate restoration of the services to facilitate the media persons to discharge their professional duties.“We took out the protest against the suspension of internet services for 100 days now. Internet is a basic took for journalists to discharge their professional duties and we demand its immediate restoration,” senior journalist Pervez Bukhari told reporters after the protest.The Centre’s August 5 decision led to an unannounced shutdown in the valley even as authorities imposed severe restrictions, including on communication, which were later gradually eased out.Postpaid mobile services on all networks were restored in the Valley on October 14, 72 days after they were snapped.However, pre-paid mobile phones and all internet services continue to remain suspended since August 5.The government has set up a ‘Media Facilitation Centre’ at a conference hall of a local hotel here for journalists to discharge their professional duties. But the media persons complain that it has not enough computers and they have to wait for hours for their turn.last_img read more