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Microsoft Office ProPlus to switch Chrome search to Bing, and people are pissed – CNET

Microsoft Office ProPlus to switch Chrome search to Bing, and people are pissed –...

Search Bing for "pissed off." Screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET Microsoft has triggered anger by announcing that an upcoming version of Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus will change Chrome users' default search engine to the company's own Bing. The change -- which in less generous terms is called "search hijacking" -- will start reaching Chrome users in…
This is Microsoft’s vision for dual-screen apps on Windows 10X and Android

This is Microsoft’s vision for dual-screen apps on Windows 10X and Android

Microsoft is starting to share more details on exactly how it imagines apps will run on dual-screen devices like the Surface Duo and Surface Neo. The software giant unveiled both devices back in October, with the smaller Surface Duo running Android and the larger Surface Neo powered by Windows 10X. Now, Microsoft is getting developers…
Germany has to pay Microsoft for failing to upgrade from Windows 7 – Engadget

Germany has to pay Microsoft for failing to upgrade from Windows 7 – Engadget

Microsoft offers extended security updates to enterprise and business clients, but at a hefty price -- ZDNet reported that the company will charge $50 per machine during the first year of end-of-life support and that the price will increase after each additional year. When an organization has tens of thousands of computers, those fees add…
Microsoft to force Chrome default search to Bing using Office 365 installer

Microsoft to force Chrome default search to Bing using Office 365 installer

Microsoft is planning to use the Office 365 installer to forcibly switch Chrome users over to the company’s Bing search engine. Microsoft’s Office 365 ProPlus installer, used by businesses, will include a new Chrome extension next month that switches the default search engine to Bing. New installations of Office 365 ProPlus and updated installs will…
Microsoft accidently exposed 250 million customer service records

Microsoft accidently exposed 250 million customer service records

Security researcher Bob Diachenko and Comparitech discovered the vulnerability on December 29th. Microsoft quickly fixed the issue two days later. It says the exposure was caused by a "misconfiguration" of one of its internal customer support databases. The company claims it found no evidence of "malicious use."The server included conversation logs dating as far back…
Big Microsoft data breach – 250 million records exposed – Naked Security

Big Microsoft data breach – 250 million records exposed – Naked Security

Microsoft has today announced a data breach that affected one of its customer databases. The blog article, entitled Access Misconfiguration for Customer Support Databases, admits that between 05 December 2019 and 31 December 2019, a database used for “support case analytics” was effectively visible from the cloud to the world. Microsoft didn’t give details of…
Microsoft data breach exposes 250 million customer service and support records – Graham Cluley Security News

Microsoft data breach exposes 250 million customer service and support records – Graham Cluley...

Microsoft has admitted that between December 5th-31st 2019, a misconfiguration of the security rules for (what should have been) an internal customer support database left it exposed for anyone to access – no password required.According to researcher Bob Diachenko, who discovered the database was accessible to anyone capable of running a web browser, the nearly…
Microsoft discloses security breach of customer support database – ZDNet

Microsoft discloses security breach of customer support database – ZDNet

Microsoft disclosed today a security breach that took place last month in December 2019.In a blog post today, the OS maker said that an internal customer support database that was storing anonymized user analytics was accidentally exposed online without proper protections between December 5 and December 31.The database was spotted and reported to Microsoft by…
Microsoft Looms Over the Privacy Debate in Its Home State

Microsoft Looms Over the Privacy Debate in Its Home State

Two Microsoft employees sat opposite one another in a Washington State Senate hearing room last Wednesday. Ryan Harkins, the company’s senior director of public policy, spoke in support of a proposed law that would regulate government use of facial recognition. “We would applaud the committee and all of the bill sponsors for all of their…
Microsoft Turns Wallpapers on Windows 7 Black – Bug or Another Way to Remind Users to Upgrade to Windows 10? – Wccftech

Microsoft Turns Wallpapers on Windows 7 Black – Bug or Another Way to Remind...

End of an era, but 1 in 4 computers are still running Windows 7 Well, it appears spice isn't gone for Windows 7 users because Microsoft has apparently left one last gift for them through the last update released for the operating system. Several users have reported that their wallpapers have turned black after they…

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Does Wolfenstein: Youngblood have too many microtransactions? – Polygon

Wolfenstein: Youngblood offers microtransactions so players can buy certain in-game items with real-world money. At launch, what you can buy with gold bars — the premium currency — is limited to cosmetic items that don’t impact the difficulty of the game, and boosters that give a temporary jolt to certain stats. Gold bars are only…

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