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Microsoft Shared 0-Day Exploits With US Government Before Patching Them

Microsoft Shared 0-Day Exploits With US Government Before Patching Them

The furor over the role of NSA and US government in wiretapping users’ data has not been ended. A fresh revelation made by Bloomberg claims that when Microsoft stumbles over a bug in any of its software, it shares that information with NSA and other intelligence agencies, before patching the bug.

By On June 16, 2013 1 Response
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EU Quizzes Telecom Companies On Android

EU Quizzes Telecom Companies On Android

European Union has been looking into Google’s services and products for a while now. The antitrust regulators in the region are skeptical of Google’s conduct, hinting that the company may foster anti-competition practices. To further probe into this possibility, the regulators are now talking with telecom companies offering Android handsets.

By On June 15, 2013 Respond
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Facebook, Microsoft Reveal Stats Of Government Data Requests

Facebook, Microsoft Reveal Stats Of Government Data Requests

In the wake of the PRISM leaks, users of popular services such as Facebook, Gmail, Outlook have been increasingly concerned about the privacy of their accounts. To reassure these users, these companies have started revealing the exact number of data-related legal orders they have received from the US government and intelligence agencies.

By On June 15, 2013 Respond
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Tech Companies Want More Transparency On Data Requests

Tech Companies Want More Transparency On Data Requests

In the wake of the NSA’s PRISM scandal, tech companies have been on the defensive, especially because many of them had been forced to comply to U.S. government’s data requests. These companies, including Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter, have now asked the U.S. government to allow them to publicly reveal all the data requests they receive from different governmental agencies.

By On June 12, 2013 Respond
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Used Games Will Work On Xbox One, Says Microsoft

Used Games Will Work On Xbox One, Says Microsoft

When Microsoft first unveiled Xbox One, it stated that the new console will not play original Xbox games. Gamers were concerned as to whether or not the Microsoft will allow used games on Xbox One. The company has now dispelled these concerns by affirming that used games will work on Xbox One.

By On June 8, 2013 1 Response
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Internet Explorer 10 Is The Most Energy Efficient Web Browser: Microsoft

Internet Explorer 10 Is The Most Energy Efficient Web Browser: Microsoft

Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) first came with Microsoft’s Windows 8 OS. The browser was a big boost in performance compared to earlier web browsers from Microsoft. Based on a Fraunhofer study, Microsoft claims that its new browser is the most energy efficient in the market.

By On June 8, 2013 1 Response
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Twitter App For Windows Phone 8 Gets An Update

Twitter App For Windows Phone 8 Gets An Update

Twitter has been dishing out a number of updates and features of late. To bring these new features to the Twitter app for Windows Phone 8, Microsoft has pushed out an updated version of the app. The updated app comes equipped with the option of viewing embedded Vine videos.

By On June 7, 2013 Respond
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Xbox One Priced At $399, PlayStation 4 At $349, Says Analyst

Xbox One Priced At $399, PlayStation 4 At $349, Says Analyst

Microsoft recently unveiled its next-generation game console, Xbox One. However, the company stopped short of announcing the pricing details of the console. An analyst with Wedbush Securities has now claimed that Xbox One will carry a price tag of $399.

By On June 5, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Compares Windows Tablets With iPad

Microsoft Compares Windows Tablets With iPad

Comparisons with Apple products and criticizing them have long been a part of Microsoft’s marketing and advertising strategy. The company conventionally compares its product with those of Apple, ruling that its products are certainly better. In the same streak, Microsoft has launched a new page comparing Windows tablets to Apple’s iPad.

By On June 2, 2013 Respond
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Social Tools Increase Employee Productivity, Microsoft Study Suggests

Social Tools Increase Employee Productivity, Microsoft Study Suggests

The social media has virtually exploded in recent years, acquiring an audience of more than a billion world over. However, most social tools are usually banned in workplaces simply because executives tend to think these tools are a waste of time. A new Microsoft study suggests that these tools actually enhance the productivity of the employees.

By On June 1, 2013 Respond
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Leaked Screenshot Shows Start Button In Windows 8.1 For The First Time

Leaked Screenshot Shows Start Button In Windows 8.1 For The First Time

The Start button is coming back in Windows 8.1! That’s old news. The new thing is a screenshot that shows a Start button on a Windows 8.1 build. However, we’ve heard that the new Start button won’t behave exactly like the old ones.

By On May 30, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Still Hopes To Sell 25 Million More Xbox 360 Units

Microsoft Still Hopes To Sell 25 Million More Xbox 360 Units

Microsoft recently launched its new game console, the Xbox One. Gamers around the globe have been eagerly waiting for this next-generation Xbox release. However, despite Xbox One, Microsoft still intends to sell another 25 million Xbox 360 units before giving up on it.

By On May 26, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Cooperates With Google Over Windows Phone YouTube App

Microsoft Cooperates With Google Over Windows Phone YouTube App

Microsoft and Google have been involved in a minor tussle over the YouTube app for Windows Phone. When Microsoft offered the app to its Windows Phone users, Google sent out a cease-and-desist letter to the company, citing that the app didn’t contain any advertisements. Apparently, Microsoft eventually decided to appease Google’s concerns.

By On May 24, 2013 1 Response
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Will Microsoft Integrate Xbox One With Windows Phone?

Will Microsoft Integrate Xbox One With Windows Phone?

Microsoft recently unveiled its next-generation game console offering, Xbox One. The new console comes with a focus on non-game entertainment and many new functionality features. Interestingly, Microsoft didn’t make any mention of Windows Phone at the event, even when many had hoped that Xbox One and Windows Phone platforms may be integrated.

By On May 24, 2013 Respond
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Chinese Hackers Accessed Sensitive Information By Hacking Google: US Officials

Chinese Hackers Accessed Sensitive Information By Hacking Google: US Officials

Back in 2010, Google reported that Chinese hackers had been able to breach its systems. This triggered a very real concern from the U.S. government, leading to an investigation by FBI. Now, government officials have revealed that during the hack, Chinese hackers were able to access databases of highly sensitive information.

By On May 22, 2013 Respond
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