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China and Taiwan aren't great friends. Zoom sends chats through China. So Taiwan’s banned Zoom

Government and local business told to buy local, but slum it with Google or Microsoft if you must A parliamentary order issued yesterday says the nation’s Department of Cyber Security (DCS) has decided that when government agencies, and some private entities, use videoconferencing: “The underlying video software to be used should not have associated security or privacy concerns, such as the Zoom video communication service.”…
Tags: Google, Microsoft, China, Taiwan, Software, Department of Cyber Security DCS

Taiwan Tells Agencies Not To Use Zoom On Security Grounds

Taiwan's cabinet has told government agencies to stop using the Zoom conferencing app due to privacy and security woes. Reuters reports: Zoom's daily users ballooned to more than 200 million in March, as coronavirus-induced shutdowns forced employees to work from home and schools switched to the company's free app for conducting and coordinating online classes. However, the company is facing a backlash from users worried about the lack of end-to-end encryption of meeting sessions and "zoombombin...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Tech, Taiwan, Fbi, Reuters

Notebook: High school football programs use online resources to adjust during pandemic

April would be an essential time period for Chaminade football coach Ed Croson in a typical environment. His team would be engrossed in springtime 7 on 7 football passing leagues against other area schools in preparation for the upcoming 2020 football season. All that changed several weeks ago when the governor Gavin Newsom placed the state in a “Stay at Home” order due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Croson and his staff have been forced to use online platforms to make sure that his players are st...
Tags: Microsoft, California, Sport, Soccer, Facetime, Gavin Newsom, Porter, St Francis, Chaminade, Crespi, Los Angeles Archdiocese, Tony Thurmond, Sierra Canyon, Ed Croson, Jim Bonds, Croson

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Sets Aside $1 Billion In Square Equity For Coronavirus Relief

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: Square and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said Tuesday he will set aside $1 billion in his Square equity to support relief efforts for COVID-19 and other causes once the pandemic is over. In a series of tweets, Dorsey said that after the pandemic is over, he will dedicate the money to causes like universal basic income (UBI) and girls' health and education. He said he's pulling the shares from his stake in Square instead of Twitter because he own more stoc...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Tech, Bill Gates, Square, Jeff Bezos, Jack Dorsey, Cnbc, Dorsey, Priscilla Chan

Something something DANE cook: Microsoft pledges to wrap its email systems in secure anti-snooping protocol

Office 365 will finally get DNSSEC-based protection later this year Microsoft will add DNSSEC and DNS-based Authentication of Named Entities (DANE) to its email systems by the end of the year, the software giant has announced. That'll be a big thumbs up for the pair of internet security technologies.…
Tags: Dane, Microsoft, Software, Dnssec, Authentication of Named Entities DANE

Google's G Suite now has 6 million paying business customers, as it ramps up competition with Microsoft and Zoom (GOOGL)

Google's bundle of productivity tools for businesses and schools, G Suite, now has 6 million paying customers, up from the 5 million it had in February 2019. The new numbers come as much of the world is working from home and schools turn to online learning, to try and mitigate the spread of coronavirus.  Google's Hangouts Meet video meeting tool, part of G Suite, now has 25 percent more users than it did in January, according to CNBC. However, Google faces intense competition from Zoom, Micros...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, New York City, Trends, Cisco, Google Docs, Cnbc, Zoom, Javier Soltero, G Suite, Microsoft Teams, CNBC However Google

Wolters Kluwer Releases Comprehensive Free Resource for Navigating Federal and State COVID-19 Laws

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. today launched a comprehensive free resource for tracking state and federal laws, executive orders, and regulations related to the COVID-19 pandemic, built using WK’s Smart Chart technology that allows users to easily filter by parameters such as jurisdictions and topics to create custom summaries. WK says it is providing the COVID-19 Smart Chart free of charge, available on the open web without even requiring registration, in order to support legal and com...
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How to add Zoom to your Outlook account

Using Zoom for work? There's an easy way to integrate it with Microsoft Outlook for meetings. Here's how.
Tags: Microsoft, Small Business, Trends, Outlook, How-to, Computing, Zoom, connect Zoom to Outlook, how to get Zoom in Outlook, use Zoom in Outlook

7 of the most important enterprise tech trends amid the coronavirus crisis that could make or break the stocks of enterprise tech giants like Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, Dell or Intel (MSFT, CRM, GOOG, AMZN, ORCL, DELL, INTC)

Wall Street analysts say the coronavirus crash has triggered 7 key trends that could impact big tech names led by Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Oracle, Dell, IBM and Intel. The pandemic has led to a collapse in demand for gear used to set up private data centers. On the other hand, businesses are expected to embrace cloud computing at an even faster rate due to the pandemic. In an unexpected twist, the sudden rise of a remote workplace led to an uptick in demand for laptops and notebooks. Click h...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Trends, Cisco, Intel, Ubs, San Jose, Dell, Amd, Seattle, Morgan Stanley, Oracle, Zscaler, Jira, Marshall, Citrix

New email service, OnMail, will let recipients control who can send them mail

A number of startups over the years have promised to re-invent email only to have fallen short. Even Google’s radical re-imagining, the Inbox app, finally closed up shop last year. Today, another company is announcing its plans to build a better inbox. Edison Software is preparing to launch OnMail, a new email service that lets you control who enters your inbox. This is handled through a new blocking feature called Permission Control. The service is also introducing a number of other enhancement...
Tags: Google, Startups, Gmail, Email, Microsoft, Tech, Spam, Mail, Inbox, Edison, Berner, Mikael Berner, Edison Mail, Edison Mail Edison Mail, OnMail, Edison Co

Microsoft is freezing hiring except in some unspecified 'strategic areas' (MSFT)

Microsoft is "temporarily pausing recruitment" for some roles amid uncertainty caused by the coronavirus crisis, the company confirmed Tuesday. It's still hiring for "certain strategic areas," a spokesperson said, but declined to disclose which teams or roles that might refer to. Employees who spoke to Business Insider said the company is still hiring within its Azure cloud business and "prioritizing consumer-facing and critical roles."  Click here to read more BI Prime stories. Microsoft is ...
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Meet the 15 youngest billionaires in America

Forbes released its 2020 edition of the World's Billionaires List, which ranks the richest people in the world. The youngest billionaire on the list, 22-year-old Kylie Jenner, is the founder of Kylie Cosmetics. In late 2019, she agreed to sell 51% of her company to beauty conglomerate Coty Inc. for $600 million. The deal valued her company at $1.2 billion. The 15 youngest billionaires in America are collectively worth over $100 billion. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Some...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Microsoft, Stanford, US, America, Trends, Walmart, World, Snapchat, Harvard, Sabmiller, Airbnb, John, Evan Spiegel

How to permanently delete your Reddit account and posting history

You can delete your Reddit account by navigating to the website on a desktop web browser. Even though deactivation is permanent, you'll have to delete your posting history as well to truly wipe your Reddit slate clean. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Reddit can be a great source of information, particularly during breaking and ongoing news events. However, if your brain is ready for a break from Reddit, deactivating your account is a good — albeit permanent — solution. Ju...
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Here are 10 companies Amazon could buy up to fortify its massive cloud business if a recession drives prices down, according to experts — including Oracle, Twilio, and Zoom (AMZN)

The coronavirus pandemic has led to fears of a recession, in turn causing Silicon Valley VCs pull back on making big deals, even as tech startups begin to lay off employees as revenue dries up. Still, some in tech — like Amazon Web Services, the online retailer's massively profitable cloud business — are poised to make it through just fine. Even as the coronavirus pandemic leads to uncertainty in Amazon's retail business as demand surges and Amazon prioritizes the shipment of essential goods, a...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, SU, Netflix, Aws, Silicon Valley, Google Microsoft, Google Cloud, Jeb Su, Atherton Technology Research If AWS

Microsoft buys, domain that receives constant stream of data sent by mistake

The domain is similar to an internal address used by Windows servers, and as a result whoever controls it gains access to a stream of private and proprietary data constantly fired at it by mistake. Its longtime owner decided to sell the domain, raising fears that nefarious agents might buy it and cause trouble. Microsoft stepped in and paid $1.7m for it. O’Connor told me he was selling the domain after doing basically nothing with it for 26 years because he was getting on in years and ...
Tags: Post, News, Microsoft, Internet, O'Connor, Corp

GitHub is Moving the Free Software Movement Into “Check”

GitHub's growing levels of control over Free software projects (GitHub itself is proprietary and Microsoft-controlled) ought to alarm the community; it's a lot worse than most people care to acknowledge, based on weeks of detailed analysis of GNU/Linux distros
Tags: Microsoft, Linux

Don’t miss these (rare) discounts on the MacBook Air, Surface Pro 7

The MacBook Air and Microsoft Surface Pro 7 are powerful beasts that can confidently trade blows with most desktops.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Microsoft, Trends, Computing, MacBook Air, Laptop Deals, WFH, MacBook deals, Surface Pro 7

Firefox 75 Arrives With Revamped Address Bar; Mozilla To Stick With 2020 Schedule

An anonymous reader writes: Mozilla today launched Firefox 75 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Firefox 75 includes a revamped address bar with significant search improvements, a few performance tweaks, and a handful of developer features. You can download Firefox 75 for desktop now from, and all existing users should be able to upgrade to it automatically. According to Mozilla, Firefox has about 250 million active users, making it a major platform for web developers to consider. When t...
Tags: Firefox, Google, Microsoft, Tech, Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox

Microsoft to find virtual ways of 'absorbing interns' energy' as students told to stay home and events off until next year

Meanwhile, the Xbox gang spreads cloudy joystick joy to more countries Amid mutterings from the peanut gallery that at least a year's worth of events were ripe for "reimagining", it also looks like any musical numbers from 2020's batch of Microsoft interns will be strictly virtual.…
Tags: Microsoft, Software

Salesforce will bounce back quickly after a recession because its bigger, older customers rely on it enough to overcome shrinking IT budgets, experts say (CRM)

Salesforce and other cloud software companies are well-positioned to withstand a financial crisis, like the one we're now facing due to the coronavirus pandemic, analysts tell Business Insider. While Salesforce may feel some near term pressure as corporations cut back on spending, it has a business model and market opportunity that should withstand a recession. Salesforce's model of recurring revenue from large customers means even if bookings are slightly up or down between quarters, the comp...
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, Salesforce, Oliver, Marc Benioff, Wedbush, Koenig, Elman, Steve Koenig, Nucleus Research, Business Insider Salesforce, Daniel Elman, Rob Oliver, Business Insider While Salesforce

The US is sprinting to develop a coronavirus vaccine or treatment. Here's how 19 top drugmakers are racing to tackle the pandemic.

In attempting to counter the coronavirus pandemic, leading drugmakers are researching treatments and vaccines to stop the virus. The small biotech Moderna has leaped to the front of the race, with a vaccine candidate that's being tested in people. Pharma giants like Johnson & Johnson and Sanofi are also in the early stages of developing potential vaccines. There's no assurance the vaccines will work. It will take at least 12 months to 18 months to determine if these experimental vaccines are s...
Tags: Japan, Elon Musk, New York, Microsoft, California, Washington, China, Boston, Massachusetts, US, San Francisco, Trends, Georgia, Indianapolis, Pennsylvania, Bill Gates

Book Excerpt Explores Apple's 'Soul Sucking' Information Systems & Technology Team

Apple has a team called Information Systems & Technology (IS&T), that builds its internal technology tools, including servers and data infrastructure. The IS&T group, according to an excerpt from an upcoming book shared by BuzzFeed News "operates in a state of tumult." Made up largely of contractors hired by rival consulting companies, Apple's IS&T team has been likened to a "Game of Thrones nightmare" with turmoil, infighting, and disagreements that hinder work."There's a Cold War going on e...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Microsoft, Mac, India, Quora, Rumors, BuzzFeed News, Alex Kantrowitz, Technology Team, Sabapathy, Information Systems Technology IS T, Archana Sabapathy, Wipro Infosys

Microsoft Announces IPE, a New Code Integrity Feature for Linux

Microsoft has revealed details about a new project it has been working on for Linux kernel. From a report: Named Integrity Policy Enforcement -- or IPE -- the project is a Linux security module (LSM). LSMs are optional add-ons for the Linux kernel that enable additional security features. According to a documentation page published on Monday, IPE is Microsoft's attempt to solve the code integrity problem for Linux -- an operating system the company broadly uses in its Azure cloud service. On Lin...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, IPE

Microsoft Buys So Bad Guys Can't

Brian Krebs: In February, KrebsOnSecurity told the story of a private citizen auctioning off the dangerous domain for the starting price of $1.7 million. Domain experts called dangerous because years of testing showed whoever wields it would have access to an unending stream of passwords, email and other sensitive data from hundreds of thousands of Microsoft Windows PCs at major companies around the globe. This week, Microsoft agreed to buy the domain in a bid to keep it out of...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Brian Krebs, KrebsOnSecurity

Zoom's CEO has joined Forbes' billionaires list for the first time as use of the company's videoconferencing service skyrockets during the coronavirus outbreak (ZM)

Zoom CEO Eric Yuan has joined Forbes' annual billionaires list for the first time. Zoom's videoconferencing service has skyrocketed during the coronavirus outbreak as about 90% of Americans are under orders to stay at home.  Yuan currently has a net worth of around $5.5 billion, according to Forbes. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Zoom CEO Eric Yuan has joined Forbes' billionaires list as use of the company's video chat service has skyrocketed during the coronavirus outbre...
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Microsoft Xbox Canada Spring Savings: Save up to 75% off Digital Games

Microsoft Xbox Canada has Spring Savings available now, where you can save up to 75% off Digital Games. This offer is valid until April 13, 2020. Click here to view Microsoft Xbox offers.
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Taiwan’s government bars its agencies from using Zoom over security concerns

Taiwan’s Executive Yuan issued an advisory on Tuesday barring the country’s government agencies from using Zoom and other video software with “associated security or privacy concerns.” Instead, the government said alternatives, including software from Google and Microsoft, should be considered. Many organizations have been relying on Zoom to holding meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the video conferencing app has also been criticized for security and privacy issues. Maybe we should...
Tags: Google, Security, TC, Asia, Microsoft, Australia, China, New York City, Tech, Taiwan, Zoom, Executive Yuan, Defence Force, Citizen Lab, Eric Yuan, Coronavirus

Microsoft Edge overtakes Firefox — but good luck dethroning Chrome

Mozilla Firefox has lost its spot as the second most popular browser to Microsoft Edge — the spiritual successor to everyone’s least favorite alternative, Internet Explorer. Edge takes over the runner-up position with a 7.59% market share, followed by Firefox with 7.19%, according to data NetMarketShare shared with Softpedia News. That said, Google’s Chrome still lords over the competition with a stunning 68.5% market share. To make matters worse, it seems Firefox lost ground primarily to Edge. ...
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Taiwan's government bans official use of Zoom, days after the firm admitted to 'mistakenly' routing some calls through China

The Taiwanese government has banned all official use of Zoom, dealing yet another blow to the videoconferencing service. Zoom has faced myriad security concerns in the past week, including worries about how it encrypts user data; the potential theft of user data; leaked email addresses, and calls being routed through China. Taiwan has fraught relations with China, which claims the island is part of its own territory.  Zoom did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment. ...
Tags: Google, Spacex, Elon Musk, Microsoft, China, Trends, Taiwan, Beijing, China Taiwan, Republic of China, Eric Yuan

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Airbnb has raised $1 billion in debt and equity from Silver Lake and Sixth Street Partners, the company announced Monday. Airbnb has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, which has all but halted travel globally, and was reportedly losing money even before the outbreak. Renters and deposit insurance startup Jetty laid off roughly 35 employees on Friday, or 40% of total staff. The cuts come days after Jetty, and its reinsur...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, UK, Microsoft, Softbank, US, Trends, Airbnb, WeWork, Seattle, Staten Island, San Francisco Bay, Silver Lake, Alexa, Masayoshi Son