Now WikiLeaks threatens to disclose software vulnerabilities

Now WikiLeaks threatens to disclose software vulnerabilities

One WikiLeaks disclosure condition is similar to Google’s: Companies must patch software vulnerabilities with in 90 days.

03/23/17

Windows 10 Creators Update: Microsoft removes, depreciates features specific to IT professionals

Windows 10 Creators Update: Microsoft removes, depreciates features specific to IT professionals

Microsoft removes and depreciates features in its Windows 10 Creators Update that apply to commercial IT environments.

03/23/17

Samsung announces competitor to Siri, Cortana

Samsung announces competitor to Siri, Cortana

Samsung’s digital assistant, Bixby, adapts to humans and has three new elements not found in Apple’s Siri or Microsoft’s Cortana.

03/21/17

Microsoft ends updates for Windows 7/8.1 on new processors

Microsoft ends updates for Windows 7/8.1 on new processors

Microsoft has stopped issuing updates for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users who run Kaby Lake, Bristol Ridge and Qualcomm’s 8996 processor or newer.

03/17/17

Microsoft announces AI Immersion Workshop

Microsoft announces AI Immersion Workshop

Microsoft’s AI Immersion Workshop will include tutorials to help developers create real-world, intelligent apps that use AI and machine learning.

03/15/17

FBI trained Geek Squad techs on law-enforcement tactics, new records show

FBI trained Geek Squad techs on law-enforcement tactics, new records show

Evidence shows the FBI trained Best Buy's Geek Squad technicians on law-enforcement operational tactics. Best Buy denies the claim.

03/14/17

Anonymous hacker causes dark web to shrink by as much as 85%

Anonymous hacker causes dark web to shrink by as much as 85%

A hacker connected with Anonymous attacked Freedom Hosting II, causing thousands of dark web sites to go down.

03/10/17

Third-party releases 'nano-patch' for Microsoft zero day bug

A UK security group has issued a patch for a Microsoft zero day bug that was first identified by Google security researchers

03/08/17

Microsoft paying a bug bounty of $30,000

Microsoft paying a bug bounty of $30,000

Microsoft doubles its bug bounty to up to $30,000 for serious bugs in certain Microsoft services. The bounty runs through May 31, 2017.

03/06/17

Windows 10 Creators Update allows indefinite postponing of reboots

Windows 10 Creators Update allows indefinite postponing of reboots

With Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft promises even more control over when you reboot to install updates.

03/03/17

AMD's Ryzen processor forces hefty price cuts from Intel

AMD's Ryzen processor forces hefty price cuts from Intel

AMD’s Ryzen processor isn’t out yet, but the buzz is so strong Intel is cutting its chip prices significantly.

03/02/17

Microsoft employees donate $650 million in cash, services and software

Microsoft employees donate $650 million in cash, services and software

Through Microsoft Philanthropies, Microsoft employees donated more than $650 million in cash, services and software to nonprofits, research and schools.

03/01/17

Microsoft to end its paid Wi-Fi service for Skype

Microsoft to end its paid Wi-Fi service for Skype

With Microsoft ending its paid Wi-Fi service for Skype, users are advised to use their credits now before the end of March.

03/01/17

Microsoft may owe you $100 if you bought from the Microsoft Store

Microsoft may owe you $100 if you bought from the Microsoft Store

Microsoft settled a class-action lawsuit for leaking too much information about customers who purchased items from Microsoft Store outlets.

02/28/17

Google reveals Microsoft bug affecting IE and Edge

Google reveals Microsoft bug affecting IE and Edge

Google revealed another Microsoft bug. This one causes the IE and Edge browsers to crash with just a few lines of HTML code.

02/28/17

Microsoft's anti-malware program still isn't very good

Microsoft's anti-malware program still isn't very good

Despite efforts to beef it up, Microsoft’s anti-malware program—Windows Defender—came in last in tests performed by German institute AV-TEST.

02/27/17

7.4% of software on PCs are past end of life

7.4% of software on PCs are past end of life

Research shows 7.4 percent of software on PCs are past end of life, meaning it's no longer patched and is vulnerable to exploitation.

02/22/17

Kaspersky announces its OS for IoT devices

Kaspersky announces its OS for IoT devices

A Linux derivative, KasperskyOS is designed for network devices, including Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

02/22/17

No new HoloLens hardware until 2019

No new HoloLens hardware until 2019

Microsoft won't release a new version of the Microsoft HoloLens until 2019. And when it does release, it will go straight to version 3.

02/21/17

Microsoft launches Insider program for business users

Microsoft launches Insider program for business users

The Windows Insider program has been an important program for Microsoft, soliciting feedback from thousands of individual customers to help with the development and debugging of Windows 10. Now the company has launched an equivalent...

02/15/17

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