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August Poll Results: Uncertain About the Patriot Act? You're Not Alone
by Michael Kanasoot

Michael Kanasoot, September 15, 2011

In our August newsletter, we offered readers the chance to win a Komodo IDE license simply by answering two quick poll questions. Our lucky winner was Robert Caldwell - Congrats, Robert!

If you missed your chance last month, you can participate in the September quick poll for another chance to score a Komodo IDE license. Simply subscribe to our newsletter!

Here are the results from last month's poll:

What is the USA Patriot Act?

Good effort to the 28% of you who should not compete on Jeopardy. Here is the full answer for your benefit:

An act that has dramatically reduced restrictions on law enforcement agencies' ability to search telephone, e-mail communications, medical, financial, and other records; eased restrictions on foreign intelligence gathering within the United States; expanded the Secretary of the Treasury’s authority to regulate financial transactions, particularly those involving foreign individuals and entities.

 

Is your company concerned about the Patriot Act?

These results shouldn't be a surprise since the cloud model is still relatively new. However, as more companies move their applications to the cloud, data security and compliance issues will move to the forefront. It would be interesting to ask this question again in the next year or so.

Thanks to all those that participated! If you have ideas for future quick polls, feel free to leave us a comment.

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Mike Kanasoot is a Product Marketing Manager at ActiveState, specializing in language distributions and developer tools. His previous experience includes Software-as-a-Service and consumer software. He has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia.

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1 comments for August Poll Results: Uncertain About the Patriot Act? You're Not Alone
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While the reality is that if you have nothing to hide then you have nothing to worry about, this act does infringe on our privacy way too much in America and should be reconsidered.

 

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