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Microsoft contractors listen to some Skype user conversations

Microsoft contractors listen to some Skype user conversations

At the disposal of Vice Motherboard’s editorial board arrived documents, screenshots and audio recordings indicating that Microsoft contractors are listening to private conversations of Skype users, if they are conducted through the built-in translator of the application. And although there really is a warning on the Skype website that the …

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Edge Browser sends Microsoft addresses of sites visited by users

Edge Browser sends Microsoft addresses of sites visited by users

Microsoft Edge version, pre-installed in Windows 10, sends full URLs of visited by the user sites to Microsoft. This data includes not only page information, but also a security identifier (SID), reported security researcher Matt Weeks. “Edge apparently sends the full URL of pages you visit (minus a few popular …

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Huawei will dismiss hundreds of its employees in the US

Huawei will dismiss hundreds of its employees in the US

According to The Wall Street Journal, the Chinese telecommunications company Huawei is preparing to fire hundreds of workers in the United States. The company faced difficulties in recent months after President Donald Trump administration imposed a ban on the use of American technology. According to The Wall Street Journal, Huawei …

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Microsoft will block Bluetooth devices that support BLE

BLE Devices

Microsoft announced that Windows will no longer establish connection with some Bluetooth-enabled devices that support BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy). The fact is that such devices may be unsafe due to a previously discovered vulnerability in BLE. “To address this issue, Microsoft has blocked the pairing of these Bluetooth Low Energy …

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Apple, Google and Microsoft in an open letter opposed human rights abuses by the British intelligence agencies

GCHQ

International coalition that included public organizations, experts on security and technology companies (including Apple, Google, Microsoft and WhatsApp), published an open letter to the Government Communications Headquarters of the United Kingdom (GCHQ), in which opposed the proposed GCHQ initiative to intercept encrypted correspondence. According to authors of the letter, special …

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Microsoft allegedly breaks relationships with Huawei

Microsoft vs Huawei

Microsoft wants to join list of American companies that refused from cooperation with Huawei. Recalling, last week US President Donald Trump signed an order that prohibits US companies buying equipment of foreign producers that present risk for US National Security. At the same time, US Ministry of Trade added Huawei …

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Microsoft will help free elections (for free)

Satya Nadella

Microsoft announced solution for electronical ballot boxes. Microsoft 365 system for Campaigns will protect America’s citizens declaration of will and will be presented in June 2019. “We are also announcing today that we have partnered with major election technology suppliers who are exploring the integration of ElectionGuard into their voting …

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Hacking of Microsoft mailing system aimed stealing users’ bitcoins

Stolen BTC

At the beginning of April 2019, Microsoft warned that between January 1 2019 and 28 March 2019 third persons had access to data, connected with others’ email-accounts. The fact is that unknown intruders compromised account of unnamed Microsoft technical service employee. As a result, incident touched Outlook, MSN and Hotmail …

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Microsoft lost control over domain that is responsible for Live Tiles

Hanno Böck

German safety security specialist Hanno Böck and journalist Golem.de reported that for safety concerns he had to intercept management over subdomain notifications.buildmypinnedsite.com that is a critical element of reflection of RSS-news and updates in Live Tiles in Windows 8 and 10. This subdomain is a part of buildmypinnedsite.com service that …

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