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Microsoft to close its social network on a week’s notice – and SIX people complain – The Register

Posted: Friday, March 10, 2017

Microsoft will close So.cl, its very low-key social network, on March 15. Microsoft soft-launched So.cl to students only in May 2012 and billed it as an “experiment in social search” because posts always started with a Bing search. The service was made available to anyone in December 2012 and then … crickets. The service has scarcely been heard of since and if Microsoft has ever revealed user numbers, it appears…

Microsoft: Systems seem safe from WikiLeaks alleged CIA hacks – CNET

Posted: Friday, March 10, 2017

Microsoft says PCs powered by its latest Windows 10 software should be safe from alleged CIA hacking tools. Sarah Tew/CNET The Central Intelligence Agency’s alleged hacking tools shouldn’t be able to crack the latest Windows PCs. That’s according to a Microsoft statement Thursday afternoon, which was responding to a Tuesday data dump from WikiLeaks that accused the CIA of creating programs that take advantage of unknown vulnerabilities in nearly all…

Germany to roll out €100bn gigabit internet network – The Register

Posted: Friday, March 10, 2017

Germany’s federal government plans to roll out a gigabit internet service across Germany by 2025, through a government and private consortium known as Netzallianz Digitales Deutschland. The €100bn project will focus on bandwidth, security and response times, minister for transport and digital infrastructure Alexander Dobrindt said. Developments including virtual reality and the internet of things will bring enormous data growth, and the need for more bandwidth, reliable real-time transmission and…

How To Disable Firefox Insecure Password Warnings – Hashed Out by The SSL Store™ (registration) (blog)

Posted: Friday, March 10, 2017

(1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5) Loading… Most users should leave them on, but here’s how to disable them. Firefox 52 added a new warning that appears on HTTP forms. It pops up below the field and takes the place of your saved password. If you regularly log in to HTTP sites on an intranet, or a website you use…

Microsoft to close its social network on a week’s notice – and SIX people complain – The Register

Posted: Friday, March 10, 2017

Microsoft will close So.cl, its very low-key social network, on March 15. Microsoft soft-launched So.cl to students only in May 2012 and billed it as an “experiment in social search” because posts always started with a Bing search. The service was made available to anyone in December 2012 and then … crickets. The service has scarcely been heard of since and if Microsoft has ever revealed user numbers, it appears…

Albemarle school division touts progress on internet access – The Daily Progress

Posted: Friday, March 10, 2017

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