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More disruptions feared from cyber attack; Microsoft slams government secrecy

U.S. and European officials scrambled to catch the culprits behind a massive ransomware worm that caused damage across the globe over the weekend, stopping car factories, hospitals, shops and schools, as Microsoft pinned blame on…

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WannaCry: What is ransomware and how to avoid it

Malicious software or “ransomware” has been used in a massive hacking attack, affecting tens of thousands of computers worldwide. Software security companies said a ransomware worm called “WannaCry” infected about 57,000 computer systems in 99…

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Windows 10 S

Microsoft’s new Windows 10 S will take on Chrome OS

Microsoft’s Windows 10 S is targeted at classrooms, and top PC makers will ship low-cost laptops with the OS in summer Microsoft hopes a new Windows 10 operating system called Windows 10 S will usurp…

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Bose faces lawsuit over allegations its headphones spy on users

Bose Corp spies on its wireless headphone customers by using an app that tracks the music, podcasts and other audio they listen to, and violates their privacy rights by selling the information without permission, a…

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Updates for Windows 7 and 8.1 on Kaby and Ryzen are now blocked

Well, the day has arrived. We previously reported that Microsoft had plans to block users of Kaby Lake and Ryzen systems from installing or updating Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. The company has gone ahead…

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FCC Reverses Merger Condition Requiring Charter to Overbuild to Compete

Reuters is reporting the Republican-dominated Federal Communications Commission has reversed a pro-consumer mandate requiring Charter to overbuild at least one million homes to offer competitive internet service. The requirement was imposed on Charter Communications as…

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Windows 10

Windows 10 Creators Update Privacy Issues

This week Microsoft will begin the slowish rollout of its big update to Windows 10, the Creators Update. Right now, it’s doing a little damage control, and preempting complaints about privacy, by listing the types…

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Windows Vista

Windows Vista support has ended

As of April 11, 2017, Windows Vista customers are no longer receiving new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates from Microsoft. Microsoft has provided support for…

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A 1986 bulletin board system has brought the old Web back to life in 2017

Limited to an anachronistic 1200 bits per second, it took several moments for the green-phosphor ASCII art to scroll from the bottom to the top of the screen. A login prompt and a blinking cursor…

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ICE Seizure

Kodi’s website taken down by ICE

Not sure if this is a really bad April fools prank or for real, but it seems the website has been seized by the US Government agency ICE. No further details are available at…

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