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Windows 7 end of support: Separating the bull from the horns

No, Windows 7 isn’t dead. No, you don’t need to buy a Win10 computer.  No, you don’t need to upgrade. No, you don’t need to install the latest Win7 patches right away. No, Microsoft isn’t withdrawing its unofficial nod-and-a-wink free upgrade from Win7 to Win10. At least, not right away. No, the old Win7 patches […]

Google’s greatest worry in 2020 isn’t what you’d expect

Goodness gracious, Google sure is going through an awful lot of grumbling these days. From internal unrest to external detest, the start of 2020 is anything but calm for the company behind our favorite mobile operating system. But hefty as those most frequently highlighted hurdles may be, there’s another looming threat that’s even grander for […]

Google promises to support Chrome on Windows 7 until July 2021

Google promises to support Chrome on Windows 7 until July 2021

Google promises to support Chrome on Windows 7 until July 2021 | Computerworld Although Microsoft support for the again OS ends this week, Google plans to continue updating its popular browser for Windows 7 until July 2021. “); }); try $(“div.lazyload_blox_ad”).lazyLoadAd( threshold : 0, // You can set threshold on how close to the edge […]

The December 2019 Microsoft patches get the all-clear

With most of Microsoft out on vacation, the December 2019 crop of Windows, Office, .NET and other patches left us blissfully unscathed, unless you’re installing Win7/Server 2008 patches (or .NET patches) manually. In that case, a poorly documented, odd installation sequence for Servicing Stack Update KB 4531786 has led many a manual patcher (and admin) […]

Over two dozen encryption experts call on India to rethink changes to its intermediary liability rules – TechCrunch

Over two dozen encryption experts call on India to rethink changes to its intermediary liability rules – TechCrunch

Security and encryption experts from around the world are joining a number of organizations to call on India to reconsider its proposed amendments to local intermediary liability rules. In an open letter to India’s IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday, 27 security and cryptography experts warned the Indian government that if it goes ahead […]

What’s in the latest Firefox update? Firefox 72 nixes fingerprinting, obnoxious notification appeals

Mozilla on Tuesday launched Firefox 72, which expanded picture-in-picture video mode to macOS and by default blocked “fingerprinting,” an advanced tracking method practiced by some sites and advertisers. The open-source developers also patched 11 vulnerabilities, five labeled “High,” Mozilla’s second-most-serious threat rating. As usual, some of the flaws might be used by criminals. “We presume […]

Here’s everything Google announced at CES 2020 – TechCrunch

Here’s everything Google announced at CES 2020 – TechCrunch

Another year, another blast of Google Assistant news on the first official day of CES. Google slimmed things down a touch for CES this year, though they’ve still got a big presence here. While they didn’t build a whole damn amusement park ride this time around, they’ve still got a massive two story booth (complete […]

GitHub, Mozilla, and Cloudflare appeal India to be transparent about changes in its intermediary liability rules – TechCrunch

GitHub, Mozilla, and Cloudflare appeal India to be transparent about changes in its intermediary liability rules – TechCrunch

Microsoft’s GitHub, Mozilla, and Cloudflare have urged India to be transparent about the amendments it is making to an upcoming law that could affect swathes of companies and the way more than half a billion people access information online. In December 2018, the Indian government proposed changes to its intermediary rules (PDF) that would require […]

Top web browsers 2020: Microsoft’s IE and Edge move up

Microsoft’s browsers last month surged to close the year with the highest user share since August 2018, giving its maker a morale boost just weeks before it is to deliver a totally revamped Edge. According to data published Wednesday by metrics vendor Net Applications, Microsoft’s December browser share — a combination of Internet Explorer (IE) […]

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