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Germany shooting: data on online spread of livestreamed attack kept secret

Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and Google decline to release figures despite pledge in wake of Christchurch attackUS tech companies have declined to release data on the online spread of footage of last week’s shooting in Halle, Germany, despite pledging greater transparency as part of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s “Christchurch Call”.Companies including Facebook and Twitter committed in May to take “transparent, specific measures” to prevent the amplification of violent content, afte...
Tags: Digital media, Germany, Technology, Social media, Twitter, Facebook, Internet, YouTube, Google, Microsoft

New Tools Keep CyberThieves From Disabling Your Cyber Protections

New Tools Keep CyberThieves From Disabling Your Cyber Protections   Cybercriminals are continually working to defeat any cybersecurity protections we can think up, and it happens almost as fast as we make them. Many times the malware they create has one purpose, and that is to turn off your protect...
Tags: Anti-Virus, Applications, Best Practices, Business, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Hackers, Hacking, Malware, Microsoft, Nationstates, Operating Systems, Organized Crime, Radio_Show, Security, Technology

Best Buy is discounting the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 by up to $600 today only

  The Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Pro 6 may have been replaced by newer devices, but they're still ultra-powerful and worth buying — especially when they're on sale. You can now save up to a whopping $600 on the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 at Best Buy today only (October 18, 2019) — the sale ends at 11:59 p.m. CT. Microsoft's Surface laptops and 2-in-1s are some of the best Windows 10 devices around, thanks to their stunning design and powerful specifications. Now, you can...

The life and career of Mark Hurd, the CEO of Oracle who has died at age 62 (ORCL)

Mark Hurd, CEO of Oracle, died on Friday. The 62-year-old chief executive had been on medical leave from the company since September. Before joining Oracle, Hurd was the chairman, CEO, and president at Hewlett-Packard. He resigned in 2010 amid allegations of sexual harassment surfaced against him. He was widely credited with the company's dominance in computing hardware during his tenure. Hurd began his career at NCR Corp., where he worked for 25 years and eventually rose to occupy the CEO cha...

Experts remember late Oracle CEO Mark Hurd as a brilliant leader with a complicated and controversial legacy (ORCL, HPQ, HPE)

Mark Hurd rose suddenly as a major tech figure when he was tapped to lead Hewlett-Packard during a time of crisis in 2015. He went on to have brilliant but controversial career, marked by incredible successes on the business front, but also scandals. He was head of HP when it got mired in a spying scandal. Hurd was eventually forced out amid allegations of sexual harassment, though the HP board eventually found the accusations to be inaccurate. Hurd went on to join Oracle where he rose to be c...

Good guy, Microsoft: Multi-factor auth outage gives cloudy Office, Azure users a surprise three-day weekend

Redmond's sign-on system is so secure, nobody can get in Microsoft is battling to fix its knackered multi-factor authentication system that today blocked customers from logging into their Microsoft 365 and Azure services.…

Microsoft to Reward Hackers for Finding Bugs in Open Source Election Software

Fair elections are the lifelines of democracy, but in recent years election hacking has become a hot topic worldwide. Whether it's American voting machines during the 2016 presidential election or India's EVMs during 2014 general elections, the integrity, transparency, and security of electronic voting machines remained questionable, leaving a wound in the minds of many that is difficult to [Author: [email protected] (Unknown)]
Tags: Bug Bounty Program, Election Hacking, ElectionGuard, Electronic Voting Machine, EVM hacking, Microsoft, Presidential election

Microsoft cautions against installing the latest Windows 10 update

Microsoft released the KB4520062 cumulative update on October 15 but warns businesses not to install it. The update could break Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection.
Tags: Computing, News, Cumulative Update, Microsoft, Microsoft Defender, Windows 10

Amazon cuts up to $829 off the Microsoft Surface Book 2 detachable laptop

After the October Surface event, the Microsoft Surface Book 2 gets price cuts on Amazon. You can even get this top-of-the-class detachable laptop now up to $829 less.
Tags: Computing, Deals, Laptop Deals

2FA and MFA protecting credentials what works and what doesn’t and more on Tech Talk With Craig Peterson today on Maine’s WGAN Saturday Show [10-19-19]

Welcome Back!   The big buzz word is Two-Factor or Multi-Factor Authentication when it comes to privacy, but there is a dirty little secret. In this segment, I will explain what is going on and why Biometrics is not the answer. For more tech tips, news, and updates visit – — Related Articles: It is People and Shortcuts Not MFA that’s the Issue and Biometrics is not the Answer — Automated Machine-Generated Transcript: Craig Hello everybody quick waves everybody watching on video...
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The great hack: A famous fraudster explains the Equifax data breach

Legendary con-man-turned-FBI-consultant Frank W. Abagnale breaks down the 2017 Equifax data breach.Hackers were able to access the personal data of millions of Americans through faulty software — and they might wait years before using the stolen social security numbers and dates of birth.Abagnale blames Equifax for this oversight. If a company is entrusted with an individual's personal data they need to do a better job of protecting it. "Hackers don't cause breaches, people do," he says. ...
Tags: Data, Security, Technology, Microsoft, Software, Programming, Finance, Identity

How Windows 10’s “Reset This PC” Has Gotten More Powerful

The “Reset This PC” feature has been around since Windows 8, but it’s changed a lot since then. Microsoft keeps making it better and better, and it’s easy to miss all the improvements. Cloud Download is just the latest, most visible one. How “Reset This PC” Works The Reset This PC feature makes it “almost like you just opened your PC for the first time,” according to Microsoft’s Aaron Lower, a project manager in charge of Recovery at Microsoft, in a Windows Insider webcast. If you’re selling ...

Bio Roundup: Ichnos Emerges, Beyond CAR-T, BridgeBio Bails & More

New brand-name drugs typically grab the life science headlines. A venture capital firm will invest tens of millions to develop one and a pharmaceutical company hopes to recoup hundreds of millions by selling it. But a shortage of one particular chemotherapy is showing the crucial role generic drugs play in healthcare.This week, The New York Times reported on a shortage of vincristine, a generic chemotherapy used to treat pediatric cancers. Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) became the drug’s sole supplier afte...
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Study: Facial recognition AI’s alright, if you’re cisgender and white

I’m a cisgender white male. I can unlock my phone, sign into my bank account, and breeze through border patrol check points using my face with 98 percent accuracy. Facial recognition software is great for people who look like me. Sure, I still face the same existential dangers as everyone else: in the US and China we live in a total surveillance state. Law enforcement can track us without a warrant and put us into categories and groups such as “dissident” or “anti-cop,” without ever investigatin...
Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Google, Insights, Microsoft, Tech

Get Xbox's New Elite Controller Early From Taco Bell

If you have your eyes on Xbox’s new Elite 2 controller, you might want to think about having Taco Bell for lunch.Read more...
Tags: Xbox, Microsoft, Xbox One

How to Prepare Your PC for Windows 10's November Update

Microsoft is readying the public release of its next major Windows 10 update, version 1909. These major releases show up twice a year, first in spring then again in the fall, and tend to include a number of new features, updates, and patches. However, they can also come with some major bugs and annoyances, so it’s…Read more...
Tags: Windows, Windows 10, Microsoft, Windows Update, Troubleshooting

Hungry for some swag? Microsoft, Taco Bell team up to give away gaming consoles

It's all treats and no tricks from Microsoft this Halloween as the gaming giant teams up with Taco Bell to give away a variety of Xbox-themed goodies, including a limited-edition Xbox One X gaming console.
Tags: Gaming, Microsoft, Taco Bell, Xbox, Xbox One X Eclipse

Logitech’s MX Master 3 mouse and MX Keys keyboard should be your setup of choice

Logitech recently introduced a new mouse and keyboard, the MX Master 3 ($99.99) and MX Keys ($99.99) respectively. Both devices borrow a lot from other, older hardware in Logitech’s lineup – but they build on what the company has gotten really right with input devices, and add some great new features to make these easily the best option out there when it comes to this category of peripherals. Logitech MX Keys This new keyboard from Logitech inherits a lot from the company’s previous top-of-...
Tags: Gadgets, Hardware, Reviews, TC, Android, Apple, Apple Keyboard, Bluetooth, Computer Mouse, Computing, Controller, Input Devices, Leader, Linux, Logitech, Microsoft

Microsoft accessibility grants go out to companies aiming to improve tech for the disabled

The tech world has a lot to offer those with disabilities, but it can be hard to get investors excited about the accessibility space. That’s why Microsoft’s AI for Accessibility grants are so welcome: equity-free Azure credits and cash for companies looking to adapt AI to the needs of those with disabilities. The company just announced ten more, including education for the blind startup ObjectiveEd. The grant program was started a while back with a $5 million, 5-year mission to pump a little mon...
Tags: Apps, Education, Gadgets, Startups, TC, Disabilities, Disability, Microsoft

Microsoft accessibility grants go out to companies aiming to improve tech for people with disabilities

The tech world has a lot to offer those with disabilities, but it can be hard to get investors excited about the accessibility space. That’s why Microsoft’s AI for Accessibility grants are so welcome: equity-free Azure credits and cash for companies looking to adapt AI to the needs of those with disabilities. The company just announced ten more, including education for the blind startup ObjectiveEd. The grant program was started a while back with a $5 million, 5-year mission to pump a little mon...
Tags: Apps, Education, Gadgets, Startups, TC, Disabilities, Disability, Microsoft

Transparent Platinum: NetDocuments Conference Marks 20 Years of Leading Cloud Adoption in Legal

[Editor’s note: The cloud document management company NetDocuments held its second-annual Elevate conference Oct. 6-8 in Salt Lake City. I was not able to attend, but e-discovery consultant Brett Burney was there and files this report. Be sure to scroll down for Brett’s video from the conference.] How many of you would be surprised to hear that the cloud is inevitable? That was certainly a big takeaway from Elevate 2019, the annual user/partner conference hosted by NetDocuments in Salt Lake City...
Tags: Microsoft, Law, Uncategorized, Salt Lake City, Cto, Brett, Hansen, David Hansen, Dave Snow, NetDocuments, Husch Blackwell LLP, Brett Burney, Josh Baxter, Dan Hauck, Bradlee Duncan, Trexler

OAMigod! Microsoft has a cloud app spec for you – and hopes Rudr can't fail

The Open Application Model isn't a standard, but it could be On Wednesday, Microsoft and Alibaba Cloud revealed "an open standard for developing and operating applications on Kubernetes and other platforms," that isn't yet a standard and looks rather redundant in light of similar projects.…
Tags: Microsoft, Software, Alibaba Cloud, OAMigod Microsoft, Rudr

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gets a 66% raise

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella got a 66% raise in the company's latest fiscal year.
Tags: Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Cnn

News Post: Evidenciary

Tycho: I got home from Australia yesterday in something like a Cordyceps infected state, maddened but somehow also lethargic, too dry in some places while unforgivably rank and greasy elsewhere.  When I get down to the very bottom of my reserves, I’m lucky to have a level of consciousness that is up to most of the things society asks of us with virtually no resource requirements. It just handles it.  My actual self, the one that writes these, just has to float in a sac and gain strength. The las...
Tags: Comics, Microsoft, Australia, Tycho

Microsoft Launches Two New Open Source Projects for Developers -- OAM and Dapr

Continuing its embracing of open source, Microsoft has today announced two new open source projects. From a report: The first is Open Application Model (OAM), a new standard for developing and operating applications on Kubernetes and other platforms. The second project is Dapr (Distributed Application Runtime), designed to make it easier to build microservice applications. Microsoft says that both OAM and Dapr "help developers remove barriers when building applications for cloud and edge." Micro...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Alibaba, OAM, Dapr

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made $42.9 million in its last fiscal year — up 65% from the year before (MSFT)

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's pay during the company's most recent fiscal year is up 65 percent to $42.9 million. A big part of Nadella's higher compensation includes stock awards related to Microsoft's increasing market cap. Nadella made 249 times more than the company's median employee in fiscal year 2019. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella brought in some $42.9 million in total pay in the company's 2019 fiscal year — that's up about 65% from the...
Tags: Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Trends, GlaxoSmithKline, Bmw, Smith, Kfc, Brad Smith, Nadella, Amy Hood, AT T and Bank of America, Emma Walmsley, Charles H Noski, Helmut Panke

Pitch deck reveals how Microsoft is taking on Amazon and Google to win a greater share of brands' search and e-commerce budgets (MSFT, AMZN, GOOG)

Microsoft has increased its product offerings for brands and retailers since it in April. One new product is Business Insider obtained a pitch deck on Sponsored Products that Microsoft Advertising has been presenting to brands, retailers, and ad agencies. The pitch is that brands and retailers can bid together on search shopping campaigns, leading to more clicks, conversions, and ROI. Sponsored Products are Microsoft's equivalent of Amazon has a similar product, but that's sold directly,...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Yahoo, Ebay, US, Samsung, Trends, Aol, Bing, Comscore, LinkedIn Microsoft, Microsoft Microsoft, Amazon Microsoft, Microsoft Yahoo, Microsoft Advertising

Google launched the Pixel 4, Nest Mini, and 3 other new devices this week — here's how much everything costs

  Google announced five new gadgets at its Made By Google launch event.  As expected, the company unveiled its new flagship Pixel 4 smartphone, as well as a Nest Mini smart speaker, a new mesh Wi-Fi system, an upgrade to its Pixel Buds, and a budget version of its Pixelbook Chromebook.  Below, we break down what each new device does, how much each one costs, how to preorder them right now, and when the devices will ship. At its Made By Google event on Tuesday, Google announced five new gadget...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Verizon, Microsoft, Cortana, US, Trends, Chromebook, Hdr, Pixel, Wi Fi, Google Pixel, Google Home Mini, Pixelbook, Pixelbook Chromebook, Nest Mini

Microsoft needs to bring these games to the Xbox Scarlett

Microsoft is set to release its next-generation Xbox console, currently known as Xbox Scarlett or Project Scarlett, in 2020. These are the games that Xbox Scarlett needs to have in order to succeed.
Tags: Gaming, Microsoft, Halo, Trends, Xbox, Scarlett, Next Gen, Gears, Xbox Scarlett

Daily Crunch: LinkedIn now supports real-world events

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. LinkedIn gets physical, debuts Events hub for people to plan in-person networking events LinkedIn is bringing its professional networking features into the physical world: The company is launching Events, a (currently free) tool for people to plan, announce and invite people to meetups and other get-to...
Tags: Google, Social, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Arianna Huffington, Linkedin, Tech, Nasa, Boeing, Artemis, Pixel, Healthtech, Healx, Daily Crunch, Ajay Datta