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Platform News: Microsoft-owned professional networking giant LinkedIn

LinkedIn says some user data scraped and posted for sale

Some LinkedIn data, including publicly viewable member profile, has been scraped and posted for sale, Microsoft Corp’s professional networking site said based on an investiga...

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Microsoft in talks to buy AI firm Nuance Communications for $16 billion

Microsoft Corp is in advanced talks to buy artificial intelligence and speech technology company Nuance Communications for about $16 billion, according to a source familiar with th...

Fortnite

Apple argues it faces competition in video game market as ‘Fortnite’ trial nears

Apple plans to argue that it faces abundant competition in the market for video game transactions to defend itself against antitrust allegations by “Fortnite” maker Epi...

Platform News: Google

US Supreme Court backs Google over Oracle in copyright case

The US Supreme Court handed Google a major victory, ruling that its use of Oracle’s software code to build the Android operating system that runs most of the world’s sm...

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Microsoft wins huge contract with US Army to supply augmented reality headsets

Microsoft has said it has won a deal to sell the US Army augmented reality headsets based on its HoloLens product and backed by Azure cloud computing services.

SolarWinds

Software vendors would have to disclose breaches under new order

A planned executive order by President Joe Biden will require many software vendors to notify their federal government customers when the companies have a cybersecurity breach, acc...

Slack

Slack to fix error in direct messaging feature over harassment concerns

Workplace messaging app Slack Technologies said it was working to fix an error in the direct-messaging feature it introduced earlier on Wednesday, which could have lead to online h...

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

Bloomberg: Microsoft in talks to acquire Discord for more than $10 billion

Microsoft Corp is in talks to buy messaging platform Discord Inc for more than $10 billion, Bloomberg News reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Microsoft rolls back update to fix access issues for thousands

Microsoft Corp has stated that the glitches that affected access to its workplace messaging app Teams, Outlook.com and other services have been largely fixed after it rolled back a...

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

Microsoft could reap more than $150 million in new US cyber spending

Microsoft stands to receive nearly a quarter of COVID relief funds destined for US cybersecurity defenders, sources told journalists, angering some lawmakers who don’t want t...

SolarWinds

US government to respond to SolarWinds hackers in weeks

The Biden White House will respond “in weeks, not months” to the perpetrators of the SolarWinds hack, who used the US tech company as a springboard to compromise a raft...

Platform Industry: Microsoft operating system users

Microsoft and Google openly feuding amid hacks and competition inquiries

Driven in part by pressure from lawmakers and regulators over the extraordinary power the two technology giants wield over American life, the two players are wrestling to throw eac...

Platform Industry: Microsoft operating system users

60,000 computer systems possibly exposed in Germany to Microsoft flaw

As many as 60,000 computer systems in Germany were exposed to a flaw that allows unauthorized users to access systems in Microsoft Corp’s email software, the head of its cybe...

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Researchers suggest 10+ hacking groups are using Microsoft software flaw

At least 10 different hacking groups are using a recently discovered flaw in Microsoft Corp’s mail server software to break in to targets around the world, cybersecurity comp...

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