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December 15, 2010

Morning roundup: pick of the comment, December 15 2010

Our pick of the morning reading


Legal 101: A CIO’s cut out and keep guide to the March of New Penalties in tech (CBR Rolling Blog)
Gary Flood presents a guide to the latest legal minefield – data protection, ICO fines and more.

London Underground API returns thanks to the cloud (ReadWriteWeb)
Transport for London (TfL) has relaunched its API using Microsoft Azure. Last June, TfL released an API that enabled developers to build tools such as a live London Underground train tracker. Unfortunately, the API was a victim of its own success: the service had to be shut down less than a month later due to the strain the enormous number of API calls were placing on TfL’s servers…

Government 2.0? Let’s make sure government 1.0 works first (Gartner)
Andrea Di Maio has found that we’re not quite ready for Government 2.0 just yet…

Amazon, WikiLeaks and the need for an open cloud (GigaOm)
At least one senior technologist thinks that Amazon removing WikiLeaks from its servers could raise red flags about the utility of cloud computing, while programmer and open-web advocate Dave Winer believes the incident reinforces the need for an open cloud host to protect our content.

How do you solve a problem like Yahoo? (The Guardian)
Chief Carol Bartz needs to be doing more than moving the chairs around on the Titanic – bold decisions need to be made, says Jemima Kiss.

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