Internal documents show that the social network gave Microsoft, Amazon, Spotify and others far greater access to people’s data than it has disclosed.Source: As Facebook Raised a Privacy Wall, It Carved an Opening for Tech Giants
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Microsoft sues the US government over the right to tell its users when federal agencies want access to private data.Source: Microsoft sues US government over secret data requests – BBC News
Adobe is working on an emergency patch for its Flash Player after attackers are reportedly exploiting a critical flaw.Source: Adobe to issue emergency patch for Flash vulnerability
Microsoft has gained incredible mindshare for its HoloLens virtual reality headset, which is all the more remarkable since it’s pretty much been vaporware. However, development continues at quite a pace, and one of the more incredible ideas to sprout up is “holoportation.”Microsoft’s HoloLens might allow you to travel without ever moving | Network World
Are you ready? I’ve been waiting for this.Well, this is it. The day all my dreams came true. I started out playing 2D side-scrollers in mall arcades in the 1980s, but I’ll soon be able to fight holographic robots bursting through my living room walls using my handheld blaster that’s a wearable hologram. WTF.Source: Project X Lets You Fight HoloLens Aliens In Your Living Room, And It’s Freaking Unreal
Microsoft was notified over 90 days ago about a vulnerability that would allow a user with local credentials to elevate their rights to that of admin. Google’s Project Zero policy is to give 90 day for the vendor to fix the issue then disclose it to the public. Wether fixed or not.
I approve of this practice. 90 days is ample time for a fix. The more time a system is vulnerable the more likely someone will exploit it.Google posts Windows 8.1 vulnerability before Microsoft can patch it.