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  • Dynabook Unveils Light, But Sturdy 13-Inch Windows Laptop

    The PC vendor formerly owned by Toshiba has announced the Portégé X30L-G, a Windows 10 business laptop that runs Intel's 10th-generation Core chips and weighs only 1.9 pounds.
    At CES, the PC vendor announced the Portégé X30L-G, a Windows 10 business laptop that's slated to go on sale in February. Dynabook is the PC business unit that was formerly under Toshiba before it was sold to Foxconn-owned Sharp. Dynabook claims the Portégé X30L-G is the world's lightest 13.3-inch laptop with Intel's 10th-generation Core processors. The upcoming model weighs in at 870 grams, but can get slightly heavier, depending on the configuration. To achieve the light weight, DynaBook fitted the laptop in a magnesium metal chassis. The same casing was engineered with US military standards in mind to withstand drops, temperature swings, and dust.



  • Fedora Project Leader Envisions The Project Becoming An "Operating System Factory"
    Fedora Project Leader Matthew Miller has shared his vision for Fedora over the next decade and is encouraging discussions about the direction of this Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution over the next five to ten years.



  • TikTok fixes 'serious' security flaws

    Security flaws on the TikTok video-sharing platform, that could have let hackers add or delete videos, change privacy settings and steal personal data, have been fixed after they were highlighted to developer ByteDance.
    Researchers at security firm Check Point found multiple issues, all ripe for exploitation by hackers. It informed ByteDance of the problems in November. TikTok said they were fixed and thanked the security firm for alerting them. "Like many organisations, we encourage responsible security researchers to privately disclose zero-day vulnerabilities to us," it said in a statement. "Before public disclosure, Check Point agreed that all reported issues were patched in the latest version of our app. We hope that this successful resolution will encourage further collaboration with security researchers."



  • Facebook ad campaign helped Donald Trump win election, claims executive

    A Facebook executive has claimed the company was "responsible" for Donald Trump being elected as US president.
    Andrew Bosworth, a close friend of the firm's chief Mark Zuckerberg, made the remark in an internal memo last week. Mr Bosworth said Mr Trump was not elected because of "misinformation", but "because he ran the single best digital ad campaign I've ever seen from any advertiser. Period". The memo was leaked to The New York Times before he made it public. Mr Bosworth's note discussed many of Facebook's high-profile scandals, including alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Mr Bosworth told staff that it was not foreign interference that helped Mr Trump get elected, but his well-planned campaign.



  • @mlnews said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    Facebook ad campaign helped Donald Trump win election, claims executive

    A Facebook executive has claimed the company was "responsible" for Donald Trump being elected as US president.
    Andrew Bosworth, a close friend of the firm's chief Mark Zuckerberg, made the remark in an internal memo last week. Mr Bosworth said Mr Trump was not elected because of "misinformation", but "because he ran the single best digital ad campaign I've ever seen from any advertiser. Period". The memo was leaked to The New York Times before he made it public. Mr Bosworth's note discussed many of Facebook's high-profile scandals, including alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Mr Bosworth told staff that it was not foreign interference that helped Mr Trump get elected, but his well-planned campaign.

    Hmmmm... I thought voters were responsible for politicians becoming elected. Who knew??



  • @pmoncho said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @mlnews said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    Facebook ad campaign helped Donald Trump win election, claims executive

    A Facebook executive has claimed the company was "responsible" for Donald Trump being elected as US president.
    Andrew Bosworth, a close friend of the firm's chief Mark Zuckerberg, made the remark in an internal memo last week. Mr Bosworth said Mr Trump was not elected because of "misinformation", but "because he ran the single best digital ad campaign I've ever seen from any advertiser. Period". The memo was leaked to The New York Times before he made it public. Mr Bosworth's note discussed many of Facebook's high-profile scandals, including alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Mr Bosworth told staff that it was not foreign interference that helped Mr Trump get elected, but his well-planned campaign.

    Hmmmm... I thought voters were responsible for politicians becoming elected. Who knew??

    LOL - there you go thinking again. 😉



  • @pmoncho said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @mlnews said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    Facebook ad campaign helped Donald Trump win election, claims executive

    A Facebook executive has claimed the company was "responsible" for Donald Trump being elected as US president.
    Andrew Bosworth, a close friend of the firm's chief Mark Zuckerberg, made the remark in an internal memo last week. Mr Bosworth said Mr Trump was not elected because of "misinformation", but "because he ran the single best digital ad campaign I've ever seen from any advertiser. Period". The memo was leaked to The New York Times before he made it public. Mr Bosworth's note discussed many of Facebook's high-profile scandals, including alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Mr Bosworth told staff that it was not foreign interference that helped Mr Trump get elected, but his well-planned campaign.

    Hmmmm... I thought voters were responsible for politicians becoming elected. Who knew??

    Your attempt a sarcasm highlights how stupid most people actually are. You might know the reality, but so many people think this is true when it has never been true for Presidential elections.

    For other offices, those are majority elected for the most part.



  • @pmoncho said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @mlnews said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    Facebook ad campaign helped Donald Trump win election, claims executive

    A Facebook executive has claimed the company was "responsible" for Donald Trump being elected as US president.
    Andrew Bosworth, a close friend of the firm's chief Mark Zuckerberg, made the remark in an internal memo last week. Mr Bosworth said Mr Trump was not elected because of "misinformation", but "because he ran the single best digital ad campaign I've ever seen from any advertiser. Period". The memo was leaked to The New York Times before he made it public. Mr Bosworth's note discussed many of Facebook's high-profile scandals, including alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Mr Bosworth told staff that it was not foreign interference that helped Mr Trump get elected, but his well-planned campaign.

    Hmmmm... I thought voters were responsible for politicians becoming elected. Who knew??

    Nope, your vote means nothing because of the electoral college.



  • @RojoLoco said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @pmoncho said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @mlnews said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    Facebook ad campaign helped Donald Trump win election, claims executive

    A Facebook executive has claimed the company was "responsible" for Donald Trump being elected as US president.
    Andrew Bosworth, a close friend of the firm's chief Mark Zuckerberg, made the remark in an internal memo last week. Mr Bosworth said Mr Trump was not elected because of "misinformation", but "because he ran the single best digital ad campaign I've ever seen from any advertiser. Period". The memo was leaked to The New York Times before he made it public. Mr Bosworth's note discussed many of Facebook's high-profile scandals, including alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Mr Bosworth told staff that it was not foreign interference that helped Mr Trump get elected, but his well-planned campaign.

    Hmmmm... I thought voters were responsible for politicians becoming elected. Who knew??

    Nope, your vote means nothing because of the electoral college.

    That isn't 100% true. 29 states require that the elector vote for the candidate of the party they were selected to represent and (to varying degrees) do not have an option to change from that. https://www.nass.org/node/131.



  • @Kelly said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @RojoLoco said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @pmoncho said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @mlnews said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    Facebook ad campaign helped Donald Trump win election, claims executive

    A Facebook executive has claimed the company was "responsible" for Donald Trump being elected as US president.
    Andrew Bosworth, a close friend of the firm's chief Mark Zuckerberg, made the remark in an internal memo last week. Mr Bosworth said Mr Trump was not elected because of "misinformation", but "because he ran the single best digital ad campaign I've ever seen from any advertiser. Period". The memo was leaked to The New York Times before he made it public. Mr Bosworth's note discussed many of Facebook's high-profile scandals, including alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Mr Bosworth told staff that it was not foreign interference that helped Mr Trump get elected, but his well-planned campaign.

    Hmmmm... I thought voters were responsible for politicians becoming elected. Who knew??

    Nope, your vote means nothing because of the electoral college.

    That isn't 100% true. 29 states require that the elector vote for the candidate of the party they were selected to represent and (to varying degrees) do not have an option to change from that. https://www.nass.org/node/131.

    Although just because they have a requirement doesn't actually make it enforceable. The elector still, I believe, gets to vote however they want. The state can take action against them after the fact, but it's considered trivial and that the electors are still loose cannons able to do whatever they want.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @Kelly said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @RojoLoco said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @pmoncho said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @mlnews said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    Facebook ad campaign helped Donald Trump win election, claims executive

    A Facebook executive has claimed the company was "responsible" for Donald Trump being elected as US president.
    Andrew Bosworth, a close friend of the firm's chief Mark Zuckerberg, made the remark in an internal memo last week. Mr Bosworth said Mr Trump was not elected because of "misinformation", but "because he ran the single best digital ad campaign I've ever seen from any advertiser. Period". The memo was leaked to The New York Times before he made it public. Mr Bosworth's note discussed many of Facebook's high-profile scandals, including alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Mr Bosworth told staff that it was not foreign interference that helped Mr Trump get elected, but his well-planned campaign.

    Hmmmm... I thought voters were responsible for politicians becoming elected. Who knew??

    Nope, your vote means nothing because of the electoral college.

    That isn't 100% true. 29 states require that the elector vote for the candidate of the party they were selected to represent and (to varying degrees) do not have an option to change from that. https://www.nass.org/node/131.

    the electors are still loose cannons able to do whatever they want.

    Just like cops and all politicians.



  • @RojoLoco said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @pmoncho said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @mlnews said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    Facebook ad campaign helped Donald Trump win election, claims executive

    A Facebook executive has claimed the company was "responsible" for Donald Trump being elected as US president.
    Andrew Bosworth, a close friend of the firm's chief Mark Zuckerberg, made the remark in an internal memo last week. Mr Bosworth said Mr Trump was not elected because of "misinformation", but "because he ran the single best digital ad campaign I've ever seen from any advertiser. Period". The memo was leaked to The New York Times before he made it public. Mr Bosworth's note discussed many of Facebook's high-profile scandals, including alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Mr Bosworth told staff that it was not foreign interference that helped Mr Trump get elected, but his well-planned campaign.

    Hmmmm... I thought voters were responsible for politicians becoming elected. Who knew??

    Nope, your vote means nothing because of the electoral college.

    It's the lack of votes being simply counted that is the issue. Even replacing the college with automated votes, it is still an indirect system where different votes have different weights and some votes don't count, etc. It's the lack of being a democracy at all that makes it... well, not a democracy. The college is just one bad piece in the middle of a bunch of bad pieces. Easy to blame, but so far not the real problem. A real risk, but as of yet, not the problem.



  • @RojoLoco said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @scottalanmiller said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @Kelly said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @RojoLoco said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @pmoncho said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @mlnews said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    Facebook ad campaign helped Donald Trump win election, claims executive

    A Facebook executive has claimed the company was "responsible" for Donald Trump being elected as US president.
    Andrew Bosworth, a close friend of the firm's chief Mark Zuckerberg, made the remark in an internal memo last week. Mr Bosworth said Mr Trump was not elected because of "misinformation", but "because he ran the single best digital ad campaign I've ever seen from any advertiser. Period". The memo was leaked to The New York Times before he made it public. Mr Bosworth's note discussed many of Facebook's high-profile scandals, including alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Mr Bosworth told staff that it was not foreign interference that helped Mr Trump get elected, but his well-planned campaign.

    Hmmmm... I thought voters were responsible for politicians becoming elected. Who knew??

    Nope, your vote means nothing because of the electoral college.

    That isn't 100% true. 29 states require that the elector vote for the candidate of the party they were selected to represent and (to varying degrees) do not have an option to change from that. https://www.nass.org/node/131.

    the electors are still loose cannons able to do whatever they want.

    Just like cops and all politicians.

    Right, it's a completely dangerous component that should not exist. It's like a dying man with a noose around his neck. He's dying anyway, that's the problem. The noose is an additional risk, though.



  • @JaredBusch said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @pmoncho said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @mlnews said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    Facebook ad campaign helped Donald Trump win election, claims executive

    A Facebook executive has claimed the company was "responsible" for Donald Trump being elected as US president.
    Andrew Bosworth, a close friend of the firm's chief Mark Zuckerberg, made the remark in an internal memo last week. Mr Bosworth said Mr Trump was not elected because of "misinformation", but "because he ran the single best digital ad campaign I've ever seen from any advertiser. Period". The memo was leaked to The New York Times before he made it public. Mr Bosworth's note discussed many of Facebook's high-profile scandals, including alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Mr Bosworth told staff that it was not foreign interference that helped Mr Trump get elected, but his well-planned campaign.

    Hmmmm... I thought voters were responsible for politicians becoming elected. Who knew??

    Your attempt a sarcasm highlights how stupid most people actually are. You might know the reality, but so many people think this is true when it has never been true for Presidential elections.

    For other offices, those are majority elected for the most part.

    Yeah, I know the reality. Just like @RojoLoco stated, the EC takes care of the process and the delegates can cast their vote for anyone they like. Although, in such situations, a delegate who went against the populist vote under there jurisdiction can be replaced directly on the floor after placing their vote.

    So many darn rules to be manipulated.....



  • @pmoncho said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @JaredBusch said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @pmoncho said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @mlnews said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    Facebook ad campaign helped Donald Trump win election, claims executive

    A Facebook executive has claimed the company was "responsible" for Donald Trump being elected as US president.
    Andrew Bosworth, a close friend of the firm's chief Mark Zuckerberg, made the remark in an internal memo last week. Mr Bosworth said Mr Trump was not elected because of "misinformation", but "because he ran the single best digital ad campaign I've ever seen from any advertiser. Period". The memo was leaked to The New York Times before he made it public. Mr Bosworth's note discussed many of Facebook's high-profile scandals, including alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Mr Bosworth told staff that it was not foreign interference that helped Mr Trump get elected, but his well-planned campaign.

    Hmmmm... I thought voters were responsible for politicians becoming elected. Who knew??

    Your attempt a sarcasm highlights how stupid most people actually are. You might know the reality, but so many people think this is true when it has never been true for Presidential elections.

    For other offices, those are majority elected for the most part.

    Yeah, I know the reality. Just like @RojoLoco stated, the EC takes care of the process and the delegates can cast their vote for anyone they like. Although, in such situations, a delegate who went against the populist vote under there jurisdiction can be replaced directly on the floor after placing their vote.

    So many darn rules to be manipulated.....

    Problem is, their replacement also plays the self-serving political game, so there is literally no hope of the next person being any different. Thanks a bunch, founding fathers, your blueprint for a new nation really worked out well for you and nobody else.



  • Does this have anything to do with Tech News? Can we put a fork in it?



  • @RojoLoco said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @pmoncho said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @JaredBusch said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @pmoncho said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @mlnews said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    Facebook ad campaign helped Donald Trump win election, claims executive

    A Facebook executive has claimed the company was "responsible" for Donald Trump being elected as US president.
    Andrew Bosworth, a close friend of the firm's chief Mark Zuckerberg, made the remark in an internal memo last week. Mr Bosworth said Mr Trump was not elected because of "misinformation", but "because he ran the single best digital ad campaign I've ever seen from any advertiser. Period". The memo was leaked to The New York Times before he made it public. Mr Bosworth's note discussed many of Facebook's high-profile scandals, including alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Mr Bosworth told staff that it was not foreign interference that helped Mr Trump get elected, but his well-planned campaign.

    Hmmmm... I thought voters were responsible for politicians becoming elected. Who knew??

    Your attempt a sarcasm highlights how stupid most people actually are. You might know the reality, but so many people think this is true when it has never been true for Presidential elections.

    For other offices, those are majority elected for the most part.

    Yeah, I know the reality. Just like @RojoLoco stated, the EC takes care of the process and the delegates can cast their vote for anyone they like. Although, in such situations, a delegate who went against the populist vote under there jurisdiction can be replaced directly on the floor after placing their vote.

    So many darn rules to be manipulated.....

    Problem is, their replacement also plays the self-serving political game, so there is literally no hope of the next person being any different. Thanks a bunch, founding fathers, your blueprint for a new nation really worked out well for you and nobody else.

    You are correct on the "Next, step right up!"

    Overall, I think the founding fathers did alright job considering the circumstances. Sometimes, its not the setup but the players.

    With the current setup, the EC is a decent equalizer. Make sure a single "group think" in isolated parts of the country cannot overtake the rest.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @RojoLoco said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @scottalanmiller said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @Kelly said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @RojoLoco said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @pmoncho said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @mlnews said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    Facebook ad campaign helped Donald Trump win election, claims executive

    A Facebook executive has claimed the company was "responsible" for Donald Trump being elected as US president.
    Andrew Bosworth, a close friend of the firm's chief Mark Zuckerberg, made the remark in an internal memo last week. Mr Bosworth said Mr Trump was not elected because of "misinformation", but "because he ran the single best digital ad campaign I've ever seen from any advertiser. Period". The memo was leaked to The New York Times before he made it public. Mr Bosworth's note discussed many of Facebook's high-profile scandals, including alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Mr Bosworth told staff that it was not foreign interference that helped Mr Trump get elected, but his well-planned campaign.

    Hmmmm... I thought voters were responsible for politicians becoming elected. Who knew??

    Nope, your vote means nothing because of the electoral college.

    That isn't 100% true. 29 states require that the elector vote for the candidate of the party they were selected to represent and (to varying degrees) do not have an option to change from that. https://www.nass.org/node/131.

    the electors are still loose cannons able to do whatever they want.

    Just like cops and all politicians.

    Right, it's a completely dangerous component that should not exist. It's like a dying man with a noose around his neck. He's dying anyway, that's the problem. The noose is an additional risk, though.

    Everyone is dying. . . it just might take some of us 90 years to do it. Whereas if you have the noose it might take 15 seconds. . .



  • SHA1 is dead

    Who is honestly using SHA1



  • @DustinB3403 said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    [SHA1 is dead[(https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/01/pgp-keys-software-security-and-much-more-threatened-by-new-sha1-exploit/)

    Who is honestly using SHA1

    Tons of people...

    "Git, the world's most widely used system for managing software development among multiple people, still relies on SHA1 to ensure data integrity. And many non-Web applications that rely on HTTPS encryption still accept SHA1 certificates. SHA1 is also still allowed for in-protocol signatures in the Transport Layer Security and Secure Shell protocols."



  • Amazon Ring workers fired for accessing user video

    The Amazon-owned company Ring, which makes home-security devices, has admitted firing four employees for accessing users' videos.
    It was revealed in a letter sent to US senators, in response to questions about the company's security practices. In each case, the employees were authorised to view videos but access "exceeded what was necessary for their job functions". Ring faces questions about the security and privacy of its devices. In November, five Democratic senators sent a letter to Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos with a range of questions about security, including why employees in Ring's Ukrainian office, where it conducts research and development, had access to customer video data.



  • https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/aws-issues-urgent-warning-for-database-users-to-update-certs/d/d-id/1336766
    AWS Issues 'Urgent' Warning for Database Users to Update Certs
    *Users of AWS Aurora, DocumentDB, and RDS databases must download and install a fresh certificate and rotate the certificate authority.

    Amazon Web Services has issued an "important" warning to users of its Amazon Aurora, Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), and Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) databases, urging them to update their certificates by January 14, 2020.*



  • @DustinB3403 said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    SHA1 is dead

    Who is honestly using SHA1

    What do we need to use instead? AES?



  • @hobbit666 said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @DustinB3403 said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    SHA1 is dead

    Who is honestly using SHA1

    What do we need to use instead? AES?

    AES, SHA256 or literally anything else that is modern. SHA1 is old and dead like windows 2000.



  • @DustinB3403 said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @hobbit666 said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @DustinB3403 said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    SHA1 is dead

    Who is honestly using SHA1

    What do we need to use instead? AES?

    AES, SHA256 or literally anything else that is modern. SHA1 is old and dead like windows 2000.

    XTS-AES 128 is all you need.



  • CES 2020: Segway’s prototype wheelchair crashes at tech show

    Segway's prototype wheelchair crashed during a demonstration at the CES tech show.
    The S-Pod - a self-balancing electric wheelchair - was being tested by a journalist at the time. The rider had accelerated the vehicle before accidently crashing into a wall. Its maximum speed is 24mph (38km/h). The company said no one was injured. The crash made the S-Pod unavailable for further demos, but analysts say the company should not face lasting damage. "In no way is a [malfunction] a total loss. It is still a sign to the public that the company is close to the finished product," said Ross Rubin, principal analyst at Reticle Research. The S-Pod is designed to be driven in enclosed spaces such as airports, theme parks and work campuses.



  • @mlnews said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    CES 2020: Segway’s prototype wheelchair crashes at tech show

    Segway's prototype wheelchair crashed during a demonstration at the CES tech show.
    The S-Pod - a self-balancing electric wheelchair - was being tested by a journalist at the time. The rider had accelerated the vehicle before accidently crashing into a wall. Its maximum speed is 24mph (38km/h). The company said no one was injured. The crash made the S-Pod unavailable for further demos, but analysts say the company should not face lasting damage. "In no way is a [malfunction] a total loss. It is still a sign to the public that the company is close to the finished product," said Ross Rubin, principal analyst at Reticle Research. The S-Pod is designed to be driven in enclosed spaces such as airports, theme parks and work campuses.

    Now we are 1 step closer to the vision of the future presented by the movie Wall-E.



  • @mlnews said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    CES 2020: Segway’s prototype wheelchair crashes at tech show

    Segway's prototype wheelchair crashed during a demonstration at the CES tech show.
    The S-Pod - a self-balancing electric wheelchair - was being tested by a journalist at the time. The rider had accelerated the vehicle before accidently crashing into a wall. Its maximum speed is 24mph (38km/h). The company said no one was injured. The crash made the S-Pod unavailable for further demos, but analysts say the company should not face lasting damage. "In no way is a [malfunction] a total loss. It is still a sign to the public that the company is close to the finished product," said Ross Rubin, principal analyst at Reticle Research. The S-Pod is designed to be driven in enclosed spaces such as airports, theme parks and work campuses.

    So it works just like all of their other products. Smashing people into walls is like a hallmark of using those things.



  • Microsoft ends Windows 7 support: What should you do?

    Cyber-security experts are urging Windows 7 users to upgrade their operating system.
    Microsoft is going to stop supporting Windows 7 from Tuesday so that it can focus on "newer technologies". As a result, Windows 7 users will no longer receive the all-important security updates and patches that keep their machines safe. One in four Windows users is running Windows 7, according to statistics website StatCounter. It means that Microsoft is ending the cat-and-mouse game with hackers seeking to exploit software bugs in the Windows 7 operating system. If perpetrators find a flaw in Windows 7, Microsoft will not fix it. Without continued software and security updates, Windows 7 machines are more likely to be infected with viruses and malware, Microsoft wrote on its website.



  • Grindr and Twitter face 'out of control' complaint

    Dating app Grindr and a Twitter-owned advertising-tech firm have been accused of unlawfully sharing users' data.
    It is part of a wider investigation by the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC) into the "out of control" advertising industry and profiling of customers. Along with four other ad-tech companies, they face huge fines if found to be in breach of EU data laws. Grindr has yet to respond but Twitter said it had temporarily disabled the relevant account. "We are currently investigating this issue to understand the sufficiency of Grindr's consent mechanism. In the meantime, we have disabled Grindr's MoPub account," it told BBC News.


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