The latest rotten deeds of Microsoft may be found below, mixed within positive Linux and Open Source news.
Put down your coffee and admire the sheer amount of data Windows 10 Creators Update will slurp from your PC
Next week Microsoft will begin the slowish rollout of its big update to Windows 10, the Creators Update. Right now, it’s doing a little damage control, and preempting complaints about privacy, by listing the types of information its operating system will automatically and silently leak from systems back to Redmond.
Even Microsoft is being swept up in Samsung Galaxy S8 mania. On March 30, Microsoft announced that it is making available for pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Microsoft Edition. Both phones will be available for purchase beginning April 21 at brick-and-mortar US Microsoft Store locations.
Confidential documents, passwords and health data have been inadvertently shared by firms using Microsoft’s Office 365 service, say researchers. The sensitive information was found via a publicly available search engine that is part of Office 365. Security researchers said many firms mistakenly thought documents would only be shared with colleagues not globally.