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Facebook Successfully Tests Laser/Internet Drones

Facebook is moving forward with their project for delivering Internet access to remote and hard to reach regions of the world.

The first successful test with large, solar-powered drones have been done in the skies over UK, announced chief executive Mark Zuckerburg.

“As part of our Internet.org effort to connect the world, we’ve designed unmanned aircraft that can beam internet access down to people from the sky,” said Zuckerberg in a blog post. “We’ve successfully completed our first test flight of these aircraft in the UK.”

The drones is developed by Ascenta, a company that specializes in pilot free and solar-powered aircrafts. This is the same company that Facebook bought in early 2014. The newly developed drone will be able to fly at altitudes of 60,000 feet for months at a time on solar power. Their wingspans will be greater than that of a Boeing 737, but will weigh less than a car.

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Cloud Security Alliance Summit 2015

San Francisco, CA – March, 2015 – The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) announced the agenda for the CSA Summit 2015, being held at the RSA Conference on Monday, April 20 at Moscone Center West, Room 2014. This year’s opening keynote will be presented by Philippe Courtot, Chairman & CEO of Qualys on “Cloud Without Borders: Paving the Way for Global Security and Privacy” followed by a new speed talk style presentation titled, “Future Crimes: Why Cyber Was Only the Beginning” by Marc Goodman, author of Future Crimes, Global Security Advisor, and Chair for Policy, Law and Ethics at Singularity University. Also, a featured presentation on “Addressing the Cloud Security Challenge: A Practitioner’s Experience,” will include Bill Dennings, former CISO of a Fortune 500 company. The closing keynote, titled “Enterprise Lessons: The Cloud Provider Perspective”, will feature a roundtable discussion with leaders from today’s most respected and progressive companies in cloud computing, including Rackspace, Amazon Web Services, Google For Work, Microsoft Office 365 and Dropbox.

In addition to the presentations, the CSA will also release new research and cloud tools during the Summit, including the Internet of Things Security Practices for Early Adopters research report, along with an early preview of the new Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM) Online Tool.

Attendance to the event is open and free to any individuals registered as an RSA conference delegate or with an RSA Expo pass. Individuals wishing to attend this event must indicate so during registration. Seating is limited and the event does reach capacity each year.

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Kanban Board – Smart Solution for SharePoint Task Management

VirtoSoftware releases a new Office 365 App: Virto SharePoint Kanban Board for SharePoint Online – a next generation Kanban Board application. This app is an easy-to-use, convenient and colorful tool for SharePoint task management, which visualizes and filters tasks in Kanban Board view. With SharePoint Kanban Board App, users can quickly highlight obstacles in business processes and improve collaborative work. Now less time is spent on organization and task management.

SharePoint Kanban Board App displays task list in colorful form with many additional customized notes or markers. Users can drag and drop, sort tasks between columns of a project, assign responsible users to the task and filter data by a variety of custom fields.

Defining features of SharePoint Kanban Board

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