Microsoft Bing turns off features at Chinese government’s behest

China 12/21/21, 01:57

Microsoft's Bing Search Engine announced on Dec. 17 that "Bing China" has suspended the search auto-suggest function for 30 days at the request of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). As a global search platform, Bing clarifies that it will continue to respect legal principles and users' privacy rights. Significantly, it would help customers ...

Microsoft takes significant move toward using DNA in Data Storage

Tech 12/05/21, 16:40

In the context of a dramatic increase in data generation, the idea of storing data in single molecules that hold our genetic code (DNA) has come to the fore as a possible solution. DNA in Data Storage With around 2.5 million gigabytes of data generated every day, the amount grows enormously each ...

US allies accuse Beijing of major Microsoft cyber attack

Australia & Oceania 07/20/21, 23:46

America, Australia, the European Union, United Kingdom, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and other countries publicly criticized the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). U.S. allies joined in blaming the CCP for orchestrating a major cyberattack on Microsoft and other breaches. "[China's] Ministry of State Security (MSS) has fostered an ecosystem of criminal contract hackers ...

Microsoft blames removal of ‘Tank Man’ photos on ‘human error’

Tech 06/07/21, 16:50

Photographs and clips of "Tank Man" were removed worldwide from Bing, Microsoft's search engine, on Friday, the 32nd anniversary of pro-democracy protests in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. The term "Tank Man" is widely used to refer to an anonymous person who was notably photographed standing in front of tanks at Tiananmen Square ...

Microsoft will phase out Internet Explorer browser in 2022

Washington 05/25/21, 15:34

Internet Explorer will be permanently retired after operating for more than a quarter of a century. Redmond-based Microsoft has confirmed it will phase out Internet Explorer due to a lack of user interest. "The Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be retired and go out of support on June 15, 2022, for ...

Microsoft offers software tools to secure elections

Tech 05/06/19, 17:37

Microsoft has announced an ambitious effort to make voting secure, verifiable and subject to reliable audits by registering ballots in encrypted form so they can be accurately and independently tracked long after they are cast. Two of the three top U.S elections vendors have expressed interest in potentially incorporating the open-source ...

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