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'Pretty ridiculous': thousands of names stolen to attack net neutrality rules
Letter says 450,000 comments may have been spam from net neutrality enemiesNew FCC head wants to roll back Obama-era rules that govern open internet Last Tuesday, Joel Mullaney, a software engineer from Watertwin, Massachusetts, was browsing Reddit when he spotted a thread about people whose (...)
[The Guardian]

The largest Git repo on the planet
Over the past 3 months, we have largely completed the rollout of Git/GVFS to the Windows team at Microsoft. As a refresher, the Windows code base is approximately 3.5M files and, when checked in to a Git repo, results in a repo of about 300GB. Further, the Windows team is about 4,000 engineers (...)
[OSNews]

Microsoft unveils more powerful Surface Pro with longer battery life
The 2-in-1 Windows tablet hybrid updated with 7th-generation Intel Core processors and new rounded design, as Microsoft targets China with Shanghai launch Microsoft has announced a new version of its Surface Pro Windows tablet that is thinner, lighter and has a longer battery life. The company, (...)
[The Guardian]

Windows 7 hardest hit by WannaCry worm
More than two-thirds of all machines hit by WannaCry ran the eight-year-old software, say experts
[BBC]

Windows 7 hardest hit by WannaCry worm
More than two-thirds of all machines hit by WannaCry ran the eight-year-old software, say experts
[BBC News]

Alfa Romeo Giulietta car review – ‘It talks a good game’
The truth is, it’s only fun when you’re driving like a bit of a git I have a generalised prejudice against the family sport car. It sounds ingenious, but the reality is usually a load of squashed people unable to see properly out of tinted windows in the back, with a jerk in the front to whom (...)
[The Guardian]

Statistical safeguards in data analysis and visualization software
Computer scientists have shown a new way to help prevent users of data exploration software from making false discoveries.
[Science daily]

Is it still worth buying a Windows phone?
Mike is a happy Windows smartphone user and wants to upgrade to the latest operating system. Is this wise, or is the phone going the way of the BlackBerry? I’ve been using a Microsoft Lumia 640 for the past couple of years and like it a lot. It works well with OneDrive and other Microsoft stuff, (...)
[The Guardian]

ArcaOS 5.0 released
ArcaOS 5.0 has been released and it is available to be bought at the Arca Noae shop page. It is based on OS/2 Warp 4.52 binaries, and contains newer drivers for ACPI, USB, and networking, a new installer and several open source software projects such as Firefox, Qt, Libc, and OpenOffice. The (...)
[OSNews]

How to protect your computer against the ransomware attack
Microsoft reneges on update policy to push out patch for unsupported Windows XP and Windows 8 to help defend against ransomware attackDon’t pay WannaCry demands, cybersecurity experts say Friday’s ransomware outbreak, which used recently revealed weaknesses in Microsoft’s Windows operating system (...)
[The Guardian]

Don't tell people to turn off Windows Update, just don't
Troy Hunt hits some nails on their heads: If you had any version of Windows since Vista running the default Windows Update, you would have had the critical Microsoft Security Bulletin known as "MS17-010" pushed down to your PC and automatically installed. Without doing a thing, when WannaCry (...)
[OSNews]

Technology edits voices like text
New technology may do for audio recordings of the human voice what word processing software did for the written word. The software, named VoCo, provides an easy means to add or replace a word in an audio recording of a human voice by editing a transcript of the recording. New words are (...)
[Science daily]

Attack sparks debate on when spy agencies should disclose cyber holes
The NSA was believed to be aware of the Windows vulnerability taken advantage of in Friday's ransomware attack. What's the responsibility to let companies know, especially when people's lives are at stake?
[CNN Money]

Don't fall for this computer virus scam!
The Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on scammers that lure people into spending hundreds of dollars on virus protection software they don't need.
[CNN Money]

What is WannaCry ransomware and why is it attacking global computers?
Malicious software has attacked Britain’s health service and companies in Spain, Russia, the Ukraine and Taiwan. What is it and how is it holding data to ransom? WannaCry malicious software has hit Britain’s National Health Service, some of Spain’s largest companies including Telefónica, as well (...)
[The Guardian]

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