Computers

Fans Rejoice! Microsoft Has Reinvented The Surface Pro 4 – Forbes

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

Microsoft The New Surface Pro Whether you’ll like what I have to say next will depend largely upon your expectations. After the immense hit that was the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, many expected the next installation in the franchise to be an equally mind-blowing, spine-chilling success. If that’s what you have come looking for, you will most certainly be disappointed. If, however, all you are looking for is a more…

Report: Comey acted on Clinton email probe based on Russian intel that he knew was fake – Business Insider

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

James Comey. Andrew Burton/Getty Images James Comey, the former FBI director, knew that a document crucial to the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server was fake and created by Russian intelligence, but it played a large role in how he approached the investigation, CNN reported on Friday. The purportedly fake document, first disclosed by The New York Times in late April and described in more detail by The Washington…

This Weird Web Page Glitch Could Crash Your Windows Computer – Forbes

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

A new vulnerability has been discovered on computers that run Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.x. While it won’t allow an attacker to hijack your computer to mine cryptocurrency or encrypt your files and hold them for ransom, it could cause you some serious headaches. Shutterstock Exploiting the bug is actually incredibly simple, too. All it takes is a few characters ($MFT) inserted into the code of a web…

Microsoft Brand ‘Largely Unscathed’ By WannaCry Attack: Report (MSFT) – Investopedia

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

The WannaCry cyberattack that swept across the globe earlier in May, exploited a bug in unpatched Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) operating systems and it’s time to assess whether it caused a dent in the company’s reputation. According to a new survey by Morning Consult, 57% of 2,148 adults polled said they were concerned about using Microsoft’s hardware products on the heels of the massive cyber attack, and a quarter of respondents…

Major US tech firms press Congress for internet surveillance reforms – Reuters

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

WASHINGTON Facebook, Amazon and more than two dozen other U.S. technology companies pressed Congress on Friday to make changes to a broad internet surveillance law, saying they were necessary to improve privacy protections and increase government transparency. The request marks the first significant public effort by Silicon Valley to wade into what is expected to be a contentious debate later the year over the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, parts of…

Microsoft Wants Clean South African Energy – Bloomberg

Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017

The two new data centers that Microsoft Corp. plans to build in South Africa will one day provide cloud computing services to the entire African continent. The power they use, however, will be generated and consumed entirely within South Africa’s grid. While a decade ago that would have meant buying electricity from the utility regardless of generation source, Microsoft today expects to have a variety of options. Given its commitment…