Thursday, 26 April 2018

Tag Archives: Microsoft

Bill Gates Says Bitcoin has Caused Deaths

Bill Gates

NEW YORK: Microsoft founder Bill Gates criticised the anonymity of cryptocurrencies during a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session on Tuesday, even going so far as to suggest that their use in the illicit drugs trade has directly caused death. “The main feature of crypto currencies is their anonymity,” he said. ...

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Google disclosed Microsoft Edge security flaw

Microsoft Edge

LONDON: Google seems to be gunning for Microsoft again by going public with a vulnerability in Microsoft Edge before Microsoft could develop a patch. The flaw affects Microsoft’s Arbitrary Code Guard (ACG) which Microsoft described a year ago in a post about major security improvements released in the Creators Update ...

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Lack of preparation cost Pakistan on New Zealand tour: Afridi

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BIRMINGHAM: Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has lashed out at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and team management for their lack of preparation for the New Zealand tour. The Men in Green had a tough time Down Under, where they lost six consecutive matches before finishing the tour on a ...

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Instagram, FB, Google+ join EU group fighting hate speech

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BRUSSELS: Facebook’s Instagram and the Google+ social network have agreed to join an EU-sponsored group of US internet giants to combat online extremism, EU officials said. EU officials added that the existing members – YouTube, Microsoft, Twitter and Facebook – have made progress toward meeting the code of conduct they ...

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Bill Gates invests $80 million to build Arizona smart city

Bill Gates

A group associated with a Gates investment company has invested $80 million in a high-tech planned development outside Phoenix. The community in Belmont will be designed around high-speed networks, autonomous vehicles, high-speed digital networks, data centers, new manufacturing technologies and autonomous logistics hubs. It’s unclear how much former Microsoft CEO ...

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Pakistan, Bangladesh at high risk of cyber-attacks

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WASHINGTON: Microsoft’s most recent Security Intelligence Report (SIR) shows Bangladesh and Pakistan to be most at risk of malicious software attacks. The bi-annual global report from the first quarter of 2017 reveals the most vulnerable nations prone to cyber-attacks. The in-depth study gives insights into the global threat landscape, with ...

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Home Secretary warns internet giants over extremist content

Amber Rudd

LONDON: Britain’s Home Secretary Amber Rudd will push US tech giants to step up efforts to tackle and remove extremist content online during a visit to Silicon Valley on Tuesday (1 August). At the newly created Global Forum to Counter Terrorism in San Francisco, Rudd will warn tech firms that ...

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Microsoft Paint is marked for death

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  SAN FRANCISCO: Microsof announced the end of days for its pioneering Paint application as it focuses on software for 3-D drawing. Paint drawing and image processing software that made its debut in 1985 with the Windows operating system was among the applications listed as “removed or deprecated” in a ...

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Nokia sues Apple for infringing patents, industry back on war footing

PARIS: Nokia Corp said on Wednesday it had filed a number of lawsuits against Apple Inc for violating 32 technology patents, striking back at the iPhone maker’s legal action targeting the one-time cellphone industry leader a day earlier. Nokia’s lawsuits, filed in courts in Dusseldorf, Mannheim and Munich, Germany, and ...

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