Merkel call for data protection rules puts Ireland in spotlight – Technology News
Irish Times on EU unhappiness with Ireland’s “light touch” data protection regime:
Hawkes’s appearance last month on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland regarding the US Prism surveillance programme, since posted to YouTube, reheated lingering resentment among many European data authorities. His admission that he “knew in a general way” about such programmes and didn’t “regard this particular revelation as particularly new” was a red rag to his European colleagues who fear Ireland is the transmission point of wholesale EU data to the US.
(tags: eu ireland data-protection privacy billy-hawkes regulation dpc)
Java Garbage Collection Distilled
a great summary of the state of JVM garbage collection from Martin Thompson
(tags: jvm java gc garbage-collection tuning memory performance martin-thompson)