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Ex-Microsoft privacy chief: After finding out about NSA spying, ‘I don’t trust Microsoft now’

Caspar Bowden says he was unaware of Prism data-sharing program when he worked at software firm Microsoft’s former chief privacy officer says he does not have faith in the security of the software company’s technology, following revelations about the U.S’s NSA spy agency published in the Guardian. Caspar Bowden, who…

Microsoft reports 37,000 government data requests in first half of 2013

Microsoft said Friday it received more than 37,000 government requests for information in the first half of 2013 — excluding any national security requests. In only its second report on the matter, the US tech giant’s figures appeared to be on pace with 2012, when it got 75,378 requests. “The…

Grand Theft Auto 5 makes more than $800 million on first day of release

Grand Theft Auto 5 has smashed its way into the record books by grabbing the largest ever first day takings for a video game, underlining the appeal of the medium as Sony and Microsoft prepare to launch a new generation of consoles. The latest instalment of the British-produced franchise took…

Microsoft hopes to burst into the smartphone market with ‘transformational’ Nokia deal

With its deal for Nokia’s handset business, Microsoft is making a bold, risky bet to gain traction in the smartphone market after missing the tech sector’s shift to mobile. The deal worth $7.2 billion (5.44 billion euros) gives Microsoft Nokia’s mobile phone operations along with an array of patents and…

Nokia to sell phone unit to Microsoft for $7.2 billion

Beleaguered Finnish company Nokia announced on Tuesday the sale of its mobile phone unit to Microsoft for 5.44 billion euros ($7.17 billion), bringing to an end its days as a phone maker. Nokia will grant the US software giant a 10-year non-exclusive licence to its patents and will itself focus…

3 charts that show how HP, Microsoft and Dell are losing the tech war

A day in the life of an average tech consumer in the late 90s might go something like this: Power up your Dell or Hewlett Packard computer with the Alienware stickers on it, then wait five minutes while your computer…  …

Microsoft inventor: ‘Comic sans is the best font in the world’

The inventor of the world’s most reviled font, Comic Sans, is defending his creation against hipsters who claim that it looks “like someone threw up on the keyboard and that’s what came out.” Vincent Connare explains that, when he was working on Windows 95 for Microsoft, he encountered an animated…

Microsoft and Google to sue over U.S. surveillance requests

Technology firms want to be allowed to publish information about US government requests under the Fisa legislation Microsoft and Google are to sue the US government to win the right to reveal more information about official requests for user data. The companies announced the lawsuit on Friday, escalating a legal…

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says Microsoft’s behavior is ‘pretty dangerous’

In a new interview with the BBC, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak suggested that Microsoft has stagnated, but that Apple still has the opportunity to seize new markets and beat back Samsung. “I think in some kind of real dollar terms Microsoft’s been…  …

New Windows operating system sent to computer makers

Microsoft on Tuesday began sending a revamped version of Windows to makers of computers, smartphones or tablets powered by the software. “We’ve hit an important milestone for Microsoft,” Windows team executive Antoine Leblond said in a blog post. “In many ways, this marks a new day for Microsoft, reflecting a…

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