Microsoft looks to iOS and Android for its path forward in mobile

Source: Microsoft looks to iOS and Android for its path forward in mobile Begin: WordPress Article Content Between the release of Windows 10 Fall Creators Edition and the announcement of a new Surface Book, today’s Microsoft news was firmly focused on the desktop. But as the company works to build its future ecosystem, it’s keenly aware that no play in the space is complete without a mobile strategy. What shape that strategy will take, however, has been pretty unclear in the wake of Windows Phone’s long, drawn-out death. Earlier this month, the company appeared to pronounce its proprietary mobile platform dead for ...

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Russian hackers reportedly found using Kaspersky software – CNET

Source: Russian hackers reportedly found using Kaspersky software – CNET Kaspersky Lab headquarters in Moscow. Vyacheslav Prokofyev/TASS Israeli intelligence officials spying on hackers linked to the Russian government found that one of their target’s favorite tools was Kaspersky Lab’s antivirus software, which is used by 400 million people around the world, The New York Times reported Tuesday. The Israeli officials, who had detected the hacking two years ago, alerted the US that Russian hackers were using the software as a sort of Google search engine for sensitive information, the Times reported, leading the Trump administration to order federal agencies to ...

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Trying to solve the women-in-tech problem? I volunteer as tribute – CNET

Source: Trying to solve the women-in-tech problem? I volunteer as tribute – CNET Katniss Everdeen, the heroine of “The Hunger Games,” isn’t the only woman willing to make a sacrifice.   Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage/Getty Forget men being from Mars and women from Venus. When it comes to diversity in the workplace, men and women may not even be in the same universe. That’s one way to read a joint study out this week from LeanIn.org, the organization founded by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and McKinsey & Co. In what may be the largest study of its kind, the “Women in the Workplace ...

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Equifax hackers took driver's license info on 10M Americans – CNET

Source: Equifax hackers took driver's license info on 10M Americans – CNET James Martin/CNET In the Equifax breach, hackers stole the driver’s license information of more than 10 million Americans, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. That’s in addition to the Social Security numbers and other personal details about 145.5 million Americans hackers took from Equifax’s systems. The company said the stolen data included driver’s license information, but it didn’t say for how many people. What’s more, Equifax said Tuesday that 15.2 million records on more than nearly 700,000 UK consumers were also compromised. Information from a driver’s license includes ...

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Windows 10 Mobile gets its final death sentence – CNET

Source: Windows 10 Mobile gets its final death sentence – CNET Microsoft’s Lumia 550 was one of the first phones equipped with Windows 10 Mobile. But now, the OS is on the way out.  Microsoft Bill Gates has given up his Windows phone. HP is pulling production of its flagship Windows handset. Now Microsoft has finally seen the writing on the wall — there aren’t enough people using Windows 10 Mobile or enough apps to make it viable. Corporate vice president of Windows 10 and head of Microsoft’s “PC-Tablet-Phone” division, Joe Belfiore, said on Twitter Sunday that Microsoft will continue to ...

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