Microsoft Criticizes NSA Secrecy In Letter To Attorney General

Microsoft Criticizes NSA Secrecy In Letter To Attorney General

We recently reported how Microsoft closely collaborated with NSA on a number of products and services, allowing the agency to have access to user data. Microsoft has apparently felt the heat from the users now and the company has sent a letter to the Attorney General, complaining that the Constitution is ‘suffering’ over NSA secrecy.

By On July 18, 2013 1 Response
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Microsoft’s Surface Team Reportedly Working On Translucent Aluminum Smartwatch

Microsoft’s Surface Team Reportedly Working On Translucent Aluminum Smartwatch

We have previously reported that there have been rumors of an Apple iWatch that, many think, is inevitable in future. At the same time, Google has apparently undertaken plans of an Android smartwatch. Now, Microsoft has joined the competition with reports stating that the company’s Surface team is working on a translucent aluminum smartwatch.

By On July 16, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Reduces Price Of Surface RT Tablets Up To 30 Percent

Microsoft Reduces Price Of Surface RT Tablets Up To 30 Percent

It seems like Microsoft has determined to sell his Surface RT tablet to the users by hook or by crook. Lately, Microsoft has just cut the price of four versions of its Surface RT tablets up to 30 percent.

By On July 15, 2013 1 Response
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Hackers Sell Digital Flaws, Client List Include Governments Too

Hackers Sell Digital Flaws, Client List Include Governments Too

Computer flaws are common and every time a new version of any software comes out, it usually contains some bugs. Conventionally, hackers would find them and report them to the respective maker of the software, who’d pay in return. But increasingly, nations are outbidding these amounts to lay their hands on zero-day exploits first.

By On July 15, 2013 Respond
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US Customs Sued By Microsoft Over Failed Google Product Ban Execution

US Customs Sued By Microsoft Over Failed Google Product Ban Execution

Microsoft has launched a legal effort against the U.S. Customs, claiming that its officials willfully refused to enforce a ban on Motorola Mobility’s handsets. The ban was issued by ITC back in May 2012 but it hasn’t been enforced so far. Microsoft has hinted at foul-play at the part of Customs officials.

By On July 14, 2013 1 Response
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Microsoft Handed Over Skype Calls, Outlook Data To NSA

Microsoft Handed Over Skype Calls, Outlook Data To NSA

Guardian has continued spilling the secrets of NSA’s PRISM program. According to the latest reports by the paper, Microsoft has been actively collaborating with the spy agency, handing it access to Outlook.com as well as the bulk of conversations on Skype.

By On July 12, 2013 1 Response
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Microsoft Confirms Surface RT, Pro Update With Accessories And More

Microsoft Confirms Surface RT, Pro Update With Accessories And More

Microsoft isn’t dead. It has lots of new things coming later this year and after that. The company was showcasing what will be coming in future at its Worldwide partner Conference this week.

By On July 11, 2013 1 Response
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Microsoft Will Pull The Plug On MSN TV By September 30

Microsoft Will Pull The Plug On MSN TV By September 30

Web TV was among the earliest services to offer internet access through TV sets. It initially offered television-based email and web browsing by coupling internet access with wireless keyboards. Microsoft later branded it as MSN TV but it became increasingly irrelevant in recent years. Now, the company has decided that it will abandon the service on Sept 30.

By On July 8, 2013 1 Response
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Microsoft Invites Users For Public Beta Of Xbox Live Update

Microsoft Invites Users For Public Beta Of Xbox Live Update

Microsoft is due to roll out the public beta of Xbox 360 update for the current year. However, just ahead of the release, the company wants the Xbox Live members to lay their hands on the update as part of the public beta. It isn’t clear as to what new features Microsoft will be offering as part of the update.

By On July 6, 2013 Respond
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Xbox Chief At Microsoft Quits, Joins Zynga As CEO

Xbox Chief At Microsoft Quits, Joins Zynga As CEO

When social games on Facebook started gaining traction, Zynga was the company that spear-headed the wave. After hitting the peak of popularity, however, the company has been on a downward spiral. Now, the head of Xbox at Microsoft, Don Mattrick, is quitting his position to assume the role of CEO at Zynga.

By On July 3, 2013 Respond
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FTC Sends Warning Letters To Google, Yahoo, Microsoft Over Ads Labels

FTC Sends Warning Letters To Google, Yahoo, Microsoft Over Ads Labels

Search engines conventionally display such results towards the top which are most relevant to the user’s query. Same is usually true for the ads that are displayed alongside this content. However, search engines increasingly display paid ads without explicitly stating so. FTC has now sent warning letters to a number of companies over such practices.

By On June 28, 2013 Respond
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Kinect For Xbox One Won’t Work With PCs

Kinect For Xbox One Won’t Work With PCs

When Microsoft released the original Kinect for Xbox 360, hackers were able to tweak it and plug it into their PCs before soon. However, such liberties won’t be possible with the next-generation Kinect that will arrive with Xbox One, says Microsoft.

By On June 27, 2013 1 Response
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Xbox Music Will Launch On Web Next Week

Xbox Music Will Launch On Web Next Week

Xbox Music has long been available on a number of Microsoft platforms. These include the likes of Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, Windows RT and Xbox 360. A recent round of rumors suggested that the company may be bringing out a web-based version of it. And now, Microsoft has affirmed these rumors.

By On June 27, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Joins Hands With Deem To Offer Local Deals Through Ads

Microsoft Joins Hands With Deem To Offer Local Deals Through Ads

Deem is an e-commerce platform that helps advertisers reach out to the relevant audience. The platform is usually focused in letting a local business target users within that locality. Microsoft has now inked a deal with Deem, hoping to offer more local deals from Deem through the ads displayed across Microsoft products.

By On June 26, 2013 Respond
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Facing Backlash, Microsoft Changes Xbox One DRM And Used Games Policy

Facing Backlash, Microsoft Changes Xbox One DRM And Used Games Policy

Before Microsoft unveiled Xbox One, gamers had been waiting for it eagerly. But once the company unveiled the game console, it was quite disappointing because it came with many limitations. As the gamer community lashed back at the company over such limitations, Microsoft has decided to change the DRM and used games policies in Xbox One.

By On June 20, 2013 1 Response
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