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Microsoft pays $20 million settlement for collecting children’s data
Published in News

Hung onto for rather a long time too

Microsoft has agreed to pay $20 million to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that it illegally collected personal information from children without parental consent and retained it for extended periods.

AI generated content should be labelled
Published in AI
Tuesday, 06 June 2023 10:25

AI generated content should be labelled

Says EU

Companies deploying generative AI tools such as ChatGPT and Bard with the potential to generate disinformation should label such content as part of their efforts to combat fake news, European Commission deputy head Vera Jourova said.

Microsoft helps Apple sort out a serious malware problem
Published in News

Been around since 2015, Apple didn't notice

Software King of the World, Microsoft rushed to help save the fruity cargo cult Apple which was suffering from a serious security problem since 2015.

Microsoft's second-generation Surface Book loses support
Published in News

End of a error 

Microsoft's second-generation laptop tablet Surface Book will no longer receive firmware and driver updates after today.

Microsoft president Brad Smith says he is worried about deep fakes
Published in News

Or did he say it?

Microsoft President Brad Smith said his biggest concern around artificial intelligence was deep fakes, realistic-looking but false content.

Surface Pro X tablet’s camera stopped working
Published in PC Hardware

Armless error

Microsoft's ARM-based Surface Pro X tablet is having problems taking pictures of its owners and their lunch.

Chinese-state hackers compromised "critical" US cyber infrastructure
Published in News

Microsoft said they were intelligence gathering

Microsoft has warned that Chinese state-sponsored hackers, known as "Volt Typhoon," have compromised "critical" US cyberinfrastructure across various industries focusing on gathering intelligence.

Win32 apps sent to isolation
Published in News
Thursday, 25 May 2023 11:30

Win32 apps sent to isolation

Playing with sandcastles In Windows 11 sandbox

At its Build 2023 conference this week, Microsoft announced Windows 11 will run Win32 apps in isolation mode soon.

Gamers bid to stop Activision Blizzard takeover fails
Published in Gaming

All Playstation gamers

A federal judge has refused to grant a requested preliminary injunction that would have stopped Microsoft's continuing effort to buy Activision Blizzard. 

Sabrent announces Rocket Q M.2-2230 NVMe Gen 4 SSD series
Published in PC Hardware

Perfect for those Steam Decks, Surfaces, and upcoming Asus ROG Ally

Sabrent has launched its newest Rocket Q NVMe Gen 4 SSDs that will come in M.2 2230 form-factor, and in capacities of up to 2TB, making them perfect for upgrading the Steam Deck, Microsoft Surface, upcoming ASUS ROG Ally handheld console, or any other device that is limited to M.2 2230 SSD form-factor.