Microsoft disabled or replaced these Google features in the new Edge

Microsoft disabled or replaced these Google features in the new Edge

Microsoft published a list of services that it replaces or disabled in the Chromium-based version of Microsoft Edge recently.

Hackers Could Read Your Hotmail, MSN, and Outlook Emails by Abusing Microsoft Support

Hackers Could Read Your Hotmail, MSN, and Outlook Emails by Abusing Microsoft Support

But the issue is much worse than previously reported, with the hackers able to access email content from a large number of Outlook, MSN, and Hotmail email accounts, according to a source who witnessed the attack in action and described it before Microsoft’s statement, as well as screenshots provided to Motherboard.

Microsoft discloses security breach that impacted some Outlook accounts

Microsoft discloses security breach that impacted some Outlook accounts

Chinese companies have leaked over 590 million resumes via open databases Over 540 million Facebook records found on exposed AWS servers According to Microsoft, between January 1, 2019, and March 29, 2019, a hacker, or group of hackers, compromised the account of a Microsoft support agent, one of the company's customer support representatives that handles technical complaints.

Huawei's surveillance system in Serbia threatens citizens' rights, watchdog warns

Huawei's surveillance system in Serbia threatens citizens' rights, watchdog warns

"Thanks to Huawei's intelligent technology, police are now able to locate suspects based on stored HD video, improving safety and security, and realizing an overall reduction in the rates of crime," the case study reads, with Huawei saying so far it has deployed Safe City systems in 230 cities around the world.

Security researcher pleads guilty to hacking into Microsoft and Nintendo

Security researcher pleads guilty to hacking into Microsoft and Nintendo

A 24-year-old security researcher narrowly avoided prison today, after admitting to hacking into Microsoft and Nintendo servers and stealing confidential information. Clark, who was employed at the Malwarebytes security company at the time of the Microsoft hack, was also previously cautioned by British police after being arrested for his role in the massive Vtech data breach in 2015.

Microsoft CEO Calls for Global Implementation of GDPR-like Legislation

Microsoft CEO Calls for Global Implementation of GDPR-like Legislation

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, speaking recently during an on-stage interview at World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland, lead the calls for the global introduction of legislation that enshrines data privacy as a human right.

A “serious” Windows 0-day is being actively exploited in the wild

A “serious” Windows 0-day is being actively exploited in the wild

with 80 posters participating Share this story Google security officials are advising Windows users to ensure they’re using the latest version 10 of the Microsoft operating system to protect themselves against a “serious” unpatched vulnerability that attackers have been actively exploiting in the wild.

Windows 10 Shouldn’t Upload Encryption Keys to Microsoft, Privacy Watchdog Says

Windows 10 Shouldn’t Upload Encryption Keys to Microsoft, Privacy Watchdog Says

Microsoft is one of the giants that can further improve how user security is handled, as the EFF says that Windows 10 should actually allow customers who install the Home version of the operating system to keep the disk encryption keys to themselves.

Washingtonpost.com: Microsoft to Rid Windows of Tracking Numbers

Washingtonpost.com: Microsoft to Rid Windows of Tracking Numbers

Enter symbols separated by a space: Look Up Symbols Portfolio Made Possible by: Microsoft to Rid Windows of Tracking Numbers By Ted Bridis Associated Press Monday, March 8, 1999; Page A08 Microsoft Corp., which sells the software runs most of the world's personal computers, said yesterday that its latest version of Windows generates a unique serial number that partly is planted within electronic documents and could be used to trace the identity of authors.

What Does Big Tech Know About You? Basically Everything

What Does Big Tech Know About You? Basically Everything

The folks at Security Baron examined the privacy policies of Facebook, Google, Apple, Twitter, Amazon, and Microsoft and put together a handy infographic showing the types of data each company admits to collecting.

Walgreens, Nestlé, Coors And More Use Iris-Tracking Cameras To Spy On Shoppers

Walgreens, Nestlé, Coors And More Use Iris-Tracking Cameras To Spy On Shoppers

<span style="display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;" data-mce-type="bookmark" class="mce_SELRES_start"></span> Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. is testing a technology that embeds cameras, sensors and digital screens in the cooler doors in its stores, a new network of “smart” displays that marketers can use to target ads for specific types of shoppers.

As many as 11,543 Microsoft employees got swept up in a reply-all email apocalypse

As many as 11,543 Microsoft employees got swept up in a reply-all email apocalypse

It all started when an employee sent a message to everyone who helps manage Microsoft's GitHub account, we hear. An employee noticed that they were in the Bedlam DL3 group and sent a message to the list asking to be removed.

Amazon Is Pushing Facial Technology That a Study Says Could Be Biased

Amazon Is Pushing Facial Technology That a Study Says Could Be Biased

Now a new study from researchers at the M.I.T. Media Lab has found that Amazon’s system, Rekognition, had much more difficulty in telling the gender of female faces and of darker-skinned faces in photos than similar services from IBM and Microsoft.

Windows 10 1903 may display Let's make Windows even better prompt

Windows 10 1903 may display Let's make Windows even better prompt

Windows 10 version 1903, the next feature update for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, may display a prompt to users to link more of their devices and services to the operating system and their Microsoft account.

Microsoft is privately testing 'Bali,' a way to give users control of data collected about them

Microsoft is privately testing 'Bali,' a way to give users control of data collected about them

It will allow the user to visualize, manage, control, share and monetize the data." According to the About page, Bali is based on the concept of "Inverse Privacy," the subject of a paper authored in 2014 by Yuri Gurevich, Efim Hudis and Jeannette Wing , who all worked for Microsoft Research at that time.

Microsoft plans new 4K webcams to bring facial recognition to all Windows 10 devices, says report

Microsoft plans new 4K webcams to bring facial recognition to all Windows 10 devices, says report

Microsoft could release its own external webcams next year, with one aimed at extending Windows Hello facial recognition to all Windows 10 PCs. Windows watcher Paul Thurrott reports that Microsoft is making the new 4K cameras for Windows 10 PCs and its gaming console Xbox One. The camera targeted to Windows 10 will for the first time bring facial recognition to all Windows 10 PCs. Presently Windows Hello facial recognition is restricted to the built-in webcams like the ones on Microsoft's Surface devices.

Microsoft admits Activity History “naming issue,” explains how to turn off Privacy Dashboard browsing history

Microsoft admits Activity History “naming issue,” explains how to turn off Privacy Dashboard browsing history

So yes, Microsoft plans some naming changes in a future Windows 10 update, but the company also confirmed that you can absolutely prevent your Edge browsing history from showing up on Microsoft’s online privacy dashboard.

Windows 10 logs your activities to the cloud even when you tell it not to

Windows 10 logs your activities to the cloud even when you tell it not to

Even with all three options in Settings > Activity history disabled, you may still find all of the related data listed on Microsoft's Privacy Dashboard website at account.microsoft.com.

Microsoft Posts List Of Facial Recognition Tech Guidelines It Thinks The Government Should Make Mandatory

Microsoft Posts List Of Facial Recognition Tech Guidelines It Thinks The Government Should Make Mandatory

It clarified that Microsoft was not actually providing facial recognition tech to the agency and laid out a number of ground rules the company felt would best serve everyone going forward. Microsoft's Brad Smith again addresses the positives and negatives of facial recognition tech, especially when it's deployed by government agencies.

How to Disable Tracking Features in Windows 10 for Beginners

How to Disable Tracking Features in Windows 10 for Beginners

Cortana is a digital assistant by Microsoft that will set reminders, perform internet searches, and do many useful things for you. Turn off the advertising feature from Windows 10 to stay secure. Visit Settings and go to Network and Internet.

Microsoft is reportedly sharing Indian banking data with US intelligence

Microsoft is reportedly sharing Indian banking data with US intelligence

A report in the Indian press cites a document from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) which found that banks which have migrated to Microsoft Office 365 services have had their customers' data shared with the US in order to comply with US law.

Microsoft, Amazon Top BEC's Favorite Brands

Microsoft, Amazon Top BEC's Favorite Brands

Nearly two-thirds of email attacks spoofing brand names impersonate Microsoft or Amazon, according to one of two studies released today on advanced emailed threats.

'Privacy is a human right': Big cheese Sat-Nad lays out Microsoft's stall at Future Decoded

'Privacy is a human right': Big cheese Sat-Nad lays out Microsoft's stall at Future Decoded

Of course, ethical behaviour extends beyond the AI sphere, and Nadella assured the audience of Microsoft fans that the software giant also thinks long and hard about the human rights record of a region before plonking down a data centre and giving the local regime access to Azure's cloudy toys.

Data breach: Microsoft shared Indian bank customers’ financial details with US intelligence agencies

Data breach: Microsoft shared Indian bank customers’ financial details with US intelligence agencies

In response to the RBI risk assessment observation, seen by DNA Money, a bank acknowledged that they have agreed with Microsoft, and according to the deal, Microsoft will only share the bank customers’ data if the order was issued by the government of India or an Indian court.

Report: Microsoft shares banking data of Indian customers with US Intelligence agencies

Report: Microsoft shares banking data of Indian customers with US Intelligence agencies

The report stated that the consumer data with banks who moved to Microsoft Office 365 was shared by the company with the US Intelligence Agencies.

When it comes to Windows 10 privacy, don't trust amateur analysts

When it comes to Windows 10 privacy, don't trust amateur analysts

The raw numbers come out as follows: in an eight hour period Windows 10 tried to send data back to 51 different Microsoft IP addresses over 5500 times.