Microsoft's racist twitter bot gets Swift response
Published in News

Claimed it used her name in vain

Apple fangirl Taylor Swift sued Microsoft over a racist AI chatbot which used twitter.

How Microsoft avoids the wrath of the regulators
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What happened to the “great satan” of software

While Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple are targets of government investigations and public outrage, somehow Microsoft is escaping all the wrath.

Microsoft wants Linux to get exFAT
Published in PC Hardware

To facilitate the development of “conformant, interoperable implementations

Software King of the World Microsoft said it is supporting the addition of its exFAT file system to the Linux kernel. To facilitate the development of “conformant, interoperable implementations”.

Microsoft faces more Windows 10 privacy scrutiny
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Calling in the Irish

Having already asked Microsoft to make modifications to Windows, the Dutch data protection agency (DPA) called for an investigation by the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC), Microsoft's lead EU privacy regulator.

Centaurus could be out soon
Published in PC Hardware

Just don't get it drunk

Microsoft announced it will be holding a Surface hardware event in New York City on 2 October and is expected to unveil its dual-screen Surface laptop/tablet hybrid.

Apple's former boss leaves in search of intelligence
Published in AI

Joins Microsoft's AI unit

Bill Stasior, the former head of Apple's Siri division, is leaving the company after nearly a decade to join Microsoft's artificial intelligence division.

Microsoft throttles Surface Pro 6 and Surface Book 2
Published in PC Hardware

As fast as a Pentium 2

Software King of the World Microsoft appears to be throttling its Surface Pro 6 and Surface Book 2 down to 400 MHz – which is about the speed of an old Pentium 2.

Big hole found in Microsoft protocol
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Been there since Windows XP

A little known Microsoft protocol, which has been used by all Windows operating systems since Windows XP is insecure and a doodle to exploit.

Microsoft provides tools to find holes in Azure
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Boosts bug bounties

Software King of the World, Microsoft has released Azure Security Lab, a sandbox-like environment for security researchers to test its cloud security. The company also doubled the top Azure bug bounty to $40,000.

LinkedIn is moving to Microsoft’s Azure public cloud
Published in Cloud

Expected after the buy-out

LinkedIn said it’s finally migrating computing workloads from its own equipment to the Azure public cloud and giving Microsoft its critical data.