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NSA finds major security flaw in Windows 10, free fix issued


The National Security Agency has discovered a major security flaw in Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system that could let hackers intercept seemingly secure communications. But rather than exploit the flaw for its own intelligence needs, the NSA tipped off Microsoft ...

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Microsoft releases chat scanner to detect child sex predators


Microsoft will share a tool it’s been using on its Xbox gaming service to scan online text chats and detect adults seeking to groom and exploit children for sexual purposes. Codenamed Project Artemis, the technique combs through historical messages and ...

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Microsoft adds patent suit protections for cloud customers

Microsoft will help cloud customers fend off patent lawsuits and expand coverage of related litigation costs, seeking to distinguish its services from rivals in the fast-growing market for internet-based computing. As more companies host their applications and services on Microsoft’s ...

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In Tech: Microsoft tries to win mobile friends

Looking for a new app for making “to-do” lists on your Apple or Android phone? You could use Apple’s Reminders or Google’s Keep. But Microsoft is hoping you’ll try Wunderlist, created by a German tech startup that Microsoft bought this ...

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Microsoft releases Office apps

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is releasing new, beefed-up versions of its popular Office software apps for iPhones and iPads, part of the company’s push to stay relevant to workers in an increasingly mobile world. It’s also working on new ...

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Microsoft releases security update for IE

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft is releasing a security update for Internet Explorer that closes a gap that allowed attackers to take complete control of a computer. It also issued the update to Windows XP users, despite dropping support for ...

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Microsoft warns of IE security gap

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft says a security gap in Internet Explorer could allow an attacker to take complete control of a computer if the user clicks on a link to a malicious website. The vulnerability affects versions 6 through ...

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B&N, Microsoft team up on college businesses

NEW YORK — Books and bits united Monday as Microsoft provided an infusion of money to help Barnes & Noble compete with top electronic bookseller Amazon. In exchange, Microsoft gets a long-desired foothold in the business of e-books and college ...

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Gates testifies in $1B lawsuit against Microsoft

SALT LAKE CITY — Billionaire Bill Gates envisioned a computer in every home in America, and he wanted to be the one who put them there, the Microsoft Corp. co-founder testified Monday in a $1 billion antitrust lawsuit filed against ...

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