Microsoft has named Satya Nadella, an executive in charge of the company’s small, but growing business of delivering software and services over the Internet, as its new CEO. Company founder Bill Gates is leaving the chairman role for a new role as technology adviser. http://bigstory.ap.org/article/nadella-head-microsoft-gates-leaves-chair-role/
W3Schools has been keeping log files on browser usage since 2002. Where does your favorite browser rank currently? See the statistics below for January 2014 usage of the most popular browsers, you might be surprised! Browser Statistics 2014 Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome Safari Opera January 10.2 % 26.9 % 55.7 % 3.9 % 1.8 […]
Far too often, the mandate for data security is simply to “secure it,” and people often think of data security as a set of clear choices. This is in contrast to privacy, which is understood as a set of muddy policy issues. But data security is, in fact, quite muddy itself.
Microsoft is contributing a specification it uses for the cloud servers that run services like Windows Azure, Bing and Office 365. What disruption will this cause and is it an industry game changer? http://www.crn.com/news/data-center/240165744/microsoft-open-sources-cloud-server-designs.htm?cid=nl_alert&elqTrack=true
There seems to be a surge in data security attacks lately. First came news of the Target attack. Then Neiman Marcus. Then the U.S Courts. Then Michael’s. Here are four points to consider about data security:
Google yesterday said it would again host its Pwnium hacking contest at a Canadian security conference in March, putting $2.7 million at stake to draw out researchers who can hack its browser-based operating system, Chrome OS. Dubbed Pwnium 4, the challenge will again pit researchers against Chrome OS, but this year will let them choose […]
The sky isn’t falling, but Microsoft’s SkyDrive name is. Nothing else changes about the cloud-based storage service, Microsoft says, just the branding. http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57617836-75/microsoft-ditches-skydrive-for-onedrive-after-bskyb-dispute//
Google and Samsung on Sunday unveiled a broad, long-term cross-licensing deal that will cover their existing patents as well as those filed over the next 10 years. http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57617807-94/google-samsung-strike-patent-cross-licensing-deal/
It’s not just you. Gmail went down, and everyone flipped out. At around 2 p.m. EST, Google’s email service became largely inaccessible, as confirmed by the website Down For Everyone Or Just Me. Gmail Down!