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Microsoft to let employees work from home permanently

WASHINGTON: Software giant Microsoft will let employees work from home permanently if they choose to, US media reported on Friday, becoming the latest employer to expand work-from-home provisions prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Verge said most Microsoft employees are still at home as the health crisis drags on, and ...

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U.S. Govt probes Microsoft’s effort to boost diversity

NEW YORK: Microsoft says the U.S. Labor Department is scrutinizing its efforts to boost Black employment and leadership at the tech company. Microsoft disclosed in a blog post that it received a letter from the agency last week asking about the company’s June pledge to double the number of Black ...

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Microsoft in talks to buy TikTok

LONDON: Microsoft Corp is in talks to buy ByteDance-owned TikTok, the New York Times reported, citing a source. The discussions between Microsoft and TikTok were first reported earlier on Friday by FOX Business, the Times said.

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Microsoft to close all physical stores around the world

LONDON: Microsoft said it is permanently closing nearly all of its physical stores around the world. Like other retailers, the software and computing giant had to temporarily close all of its stores in late March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to its website, Microsoft has 72 stores in the ...

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44 million Microsoft customers using leaked passwords

San Francisco: Microsoft has discovered that over 44 million users of its Azure and Microsoft Services Accounts (MSA) are using leaked credentials to log into their accounts. The Microsoft identity threat research team regularly checks billions of credentials obtained from different breaches to look for compromised credentials in the Microsoft systems. ...

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Amazon sues over $10b Pentagon contract with Microsoft

NEW YORK: Amazon Web Services has filed a lawsuit contesting the Pentagon’s decision to award a cloud computing contract to rival Microsoft in late October. A spokesperson for the company told CBS News the evaluation process for awarding the $10 billion contract “contained clear deficiencies, errors, and unmistakable bias.” “[Amazon ...

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Microsoft says Russia-linked hackers target sports organizations

WASHINGTON: Microsoft Corp said it has tracked “significant” cyberattacks coming from a group it calls “Strontium” or “Fancy Bear”, targeting anti-doping authorities and global sporting organizations. The group, also called APT28, has been linked to the Russian government, Microsoft said in a blog post. At least 16 national and international ...

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Amazon, Microsoft may be putting world at risk of killer AI

WASHINGTON: Amazon, Microsoft and Intel are among leading tech companies that could spearhead a global AI arms race, according to a report that surveyed major players from the sector about their stance on lethal autonomous weapons. Dutch NGO Pax ranked 50 companies by three criteria: whether they were developing technology ...

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