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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 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 kodi.tv website has been seized by the US Government agency ICE. No further details are available at…

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Massive uproar on alleged Windows 10 built-in ‘keylogger’ feature

There is currently massive uproar on Reddit about a privacy setting of Windows 10. The privacy setting “Send Microsoft info about how I write to help us improve typing and writing in the future” is…

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Microsoft to make Windows 10 compulsory for new Kaby Lake and Ryzen CPUs?

Last year, Microsoft made it clear that only Windows 10 would officially support the newest processors from Intel and AMD – Kaby Lake and Ryzen respectively – but a new support article posted by the…

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Microsoft patches zero-days in Windows and Internet Explorer

During yesterday’s Patch Tuesday, Microsoft fixed 3 zero-days in Windows and Internet Explorer that were actively attacked. In total the company patched 140 vulnerabilities. A vulnerability in Internet Explorer allowed an attacker to take control over…

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Windows Vista Users Given 30-Day Notice For Support Termination

Hardware enthusiasts that read HotHardware surely aren’t running a tired and busted operating system like Windows Vista, right? Besides the fact that the OS was widely panned following its release on January 30th 2007, Windows Vista is…

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Important – Firefox is ending support for Windows XP and Vista

Firefox 52 will be the last complete update for Windows XP and Windows Vista. Security updates will be released, but no new features. Why is Firefox support ending for Windows XP and Vista users? Firefox…

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