Many Russian Cyberattacks Failed in First Months of Ukraine War, Study Says

A report published by Microsoft also found that Moscow’s disinformation campaign to establish a narrative of the war favorable to Russia was doing better than expected.

#computers-and-the-internet, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #microsoft-corp, #propaganda, #putin-vladimir-v, #rumors-and-misinformation, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

What Sheryl Sandberg’s Exit Reveals About Women’s Progress in Tech

Silicon Valley is losing one of its most visible, outspoken and powerful women. Any gains have been incremental at best.

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The Era of Borderless Data Is Ending

Nations are accelerating efforts to control data produced within their perimeters, disrupting the flow of what has become a kind of digital currency.

#amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #austria, #cloud-computing, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-storage, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #enterprise-computing, #europe, #european-union, #facebook-inc, #france, #germany, #google-inc, #great-britain, #india, #kazakhstan, #kenya, #meta-platforms-inc, #microsoft-corp, #politics-and-government, #privacy, #social-media, #software, #south-africa, #spain, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #telephones-and-telecommunications

Big Tech Is Getting Clobbered on Wall Street. It’s a Good Time for Them.

Flush with cash, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Google are positioned to emerge from a downturn stronger and more powerful. As usual.

#alphabet-inc, #amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #chambers-john-t, #cisco-systems-inc, #cloud-computing, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #microsoft-corp

Google’s I/O Conference Offers Modest Vision of the Future

Artificial intelligence is being woven into an array of the company’s products. But the change — for now — is subtle.

#artificial-intelligence, #cloud-computing, #computers-and-the-internet, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #google-inc, #microsoft-corp, #online-advertising, #pichai-sundar, #san-francisco-calif, #tablet-computers

Blackness and Standard English Can Coexist. Professors, Take Note.

Failing to recognize this underserves Black English speakers.

#du-bois-w-e-b, #english-language, #i-know-why-the-caged-bird-sings-book, #india, #internal-sub-only-nl, #microsoft-corp, #naylor-gloria, #netflix-inc, #shakespeare-william

Russia Uses Cyberattacks in Ukraine to Support Military Strikes, Report Finds

A new study by Microsoft shows that Russian cyberattacks often happened within days or even hours of missile strikes.

#cyberattacks-and-hackers, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #defense-and-military-forces, #microsoft-corp, #rumors-and-misinformation, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Stocks drop 2.8%, led lower by tech, as April’s slump continues.

Big technology companies are set to report earnings starting Tuesday. The S&P 500 has dropped nearly 8 percent this month, its worst monthly showing since March 2020.

#amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #company-reports, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #microsoft-corp, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #supply-chain, #tesla-motors-inc, #twitter, #united-states-economy

Technology stocks lead Wall Street lower as April slump continues.

Big technology companies are set to report earnings starting today.

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As Europe Approves New Tech Laws, the U.S. Falls Further Behind

Federal privacy bills, security legislation and antitrust laws to address the power of the tech giants have all failed to advance in Congress, despite hand wringing and shows of bipartisan support.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #house-of-representatives, #klobuchar-amy, #law-and-legislation, #meta-platforms-inc, #microsoft-corp, #mobile-applications, #privacy, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #senate, #social-media, #states-us

Four-Year College Degree Requirements in Hiring Are Slowly Easing

New research finds companies are starting to rely less on the college filter in hiring. But it remains an obstacle to opportunity for many.

#accenture-ltd, #community-colleges, #google-inc, #hiring-and-promotion, #international-business-machines-corporation, #labor-and-jobs, #microsoft-corp

E.U. Takes Aim at Big Tech’s Power With Landmark Digital Act

The European Union is expected to finalize the Digital Markets Act, the most sweeping legislation to regulate tech since a European privacy law was passed in 2018.

#alphabet-inc, #amazon-com-inc, #android-operating-system, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #e-commerce, #european-union, #facebook-inc, #general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr, #google-inc, #instagram-inc, #instant-messaging, #law-and-legislation, #meta-platforms-inc, #microsoft-corp, #mobile-applications, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #online-advertising, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #social-media

Project Veritas Says Justice Dept. Secretly Seized Its Emails

In a court filing, the conservative group assailed prosecutors for concealing the action in a proceeding from the investigation of how it acquired Ashley Biden’s diary.

#biden-ashley-1981, #freedom-of-the-press, #justice-department, #microsoft-corp, #okeefe-james-e-iii, #presidential-election-of-2020, #project-veritas

Microsoft’s Pursuit of Climate Goals Runs Into Headwinds

The company aims to be “carbon negative” by the end of the decade, but its emissions rose sharply in the most recent year measured.

#conservation-of-resources, #corporate-social-responsibility, #data-centers, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #microsoft-corp, #sustainable-living

Tech Companies Help Defend Ukraine Against Cyberattacks

After years of talks about the need for public-private partnerships to combat cyberattacks, the war in Ukraine is stress-testing the system.

#belarus, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #facebook-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #microsoft-corp, #national-security-agency, #neuberger-anne, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #twitter, #ukraine, #united-states-cyber-command, #youtube-com

Say Hello Again to the Office, Fingers Crossed

Antsy executives have a message for their employees: Plans to return to in-person work are real this time.

#american-express-company, #bank-of-new-york-mellon-corporation, #chevron-corporation, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #express-employment-professionals, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #google-inc, #gorman-james-p, #intuit-inc, #jefferies-group-inc, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #meta-platforms-inc, #microsoft-corp, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #morgan-stanley, #partnership-for-new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #telecommuting, #workplace-environment, #wylde-kathryn-s

Fed Up With Google, Conspiracy Theorists Turn to DuckDuckGo

The embrace by some conservative influencers and conspiracy theorists is part of a broader effort to shift people away from Big Tech.

#computers-and-the-internet, #conspiracy-theories, #duckduckgo, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #google-inc, #microsoft-corp, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #search-engines, #social-media

The Pandemic Culls the Big Tech Herd

Bigger is still better, as the largest tech firms keep gobbling up weakened rivals.

#ek-daniel, #internal-sub-only-nl, #meta-platforms-inc, #microsoft-corp, #social-media, #spotify, #zuckerberg-mark-e

House Passes Bill to Nullify Forced Arbitration in Sex Abuse Cases

The bill would ensure that victims have the option of suing in federal, state or tribal court, depriving perpetrators of a secretive process that can weigh heavily in their favor.

#metoo-movement, #ailes-roger-e, #airbnb, #arbitration-conciliation-and-mediation, #buck-ken, #bustos-cheri, #carlson-gretchen, #facebook-inc, #fox-news-channel, #gillibrand-kirsten-e, #google-inc, #graham-lindsey, #law-and-legislation, #microsoft-corp, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wells-fargocompany, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

What Big Tech’s Riches Mean for Our Future

Five superpower companies — yes, even Facebook after recent news — are completely enmeshed in our world.

#amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #cloud-computing, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-storage, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #microsoft-corp, #online-advertising

A Teenager Tracked Elon Musk’s Jet on Twitter. Then Came the Direct Message.

Jack Sweeney, a freshman at the University of Central Florida, said that Mr. Musk raised privacy and security concerns about his popular Twitter account, @ElonJet.

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Technology stocks lead Wall Street higher ahead of the Fed meeting.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #company-reports, #federal-reserve-system, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #microsoft-corp, #nasdaq-composite-index, #powell-jerome-h, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #texas-instruments-inc

What The Microsoft-Activision Deal Means for Merger Guidelines

The F.T.C. and D.O.J. are hampered by persistent underinvestment in regulatory oversight.

#activision-blizzard-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #internal-sub-only-nl, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #microsoft-corp, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

Microsoft and the Metaverse

Why are so many major companies investing in this new digital world — and what is it, anyway?

#activision-blizzard-inc, #audio-neutral-informative, #computer-and-video-games, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #metaverse-internet, #microsoft-corp, #virtual-reality-computers, #xbox-video-game-system

Why Microsoft Wants Activision

Activision has a lot of popular games that fit into Microsoft’s plans to build a vast library of titles that can be played on all sorts of devices. The metaverse can wait.

#activision-blizzard-inc, #cloud-computing, #computer-and-video-games, #e-sports, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #microsoft-corp, #sony-corporation, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #xbox-video-game-system

Exclusive: Lina Khan Is (Still) Bursting Big Tech’s Bubble

The FTC Chair’s exclusive conversation with Kara Swisher and Andrew Ross Sorkin.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #facebook-inc, #khan-lina, #microsoft-corp

Gamers Greet Microsoft’s Activision Deal With Guarded Optimism

Some players, unhappy with Activision in recent years, said the Microsoft deal could reverse a decline in quality.

#activision-blizzard-inc, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #e-sports, #kotick-bobby, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #microsoft-corp, #mixer-microsoft, #sexual-harassment, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #workplace-environment, #xbox-video-game-system

What’s All the Hype About the Metaverse?

Microsoft cited the metaverse as a reason for buying Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion. Let’s break down what that really means.

#activision-blizzard-inc, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #microsoft-corp, #virtual-reality-computers

Microsoft to Buy Activision Blizzard for Nearly $70 Billion

With the deal, the largest in the software maker’s history, Microsoft will gain Activision’s nearly 400 million monthly users and access to some of the world’s most popular games.

#activision-blizzard-inc, #computer-and-video-games, #kotick-bobby, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #microsoft-corp, #nadella-satya, #virtual-reality-computers, #xbox-video-game-system

Microsoft Warns of Cyber Attack on Ukrainian Computer Networks

The malware was revealed as Russian troops remain massed at the Ukrainian border, and after Ukrainian government agencies had their websites defaced.

#computers-and-the-internet, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #microsoft-corp, #putin-vladimir-v, #ukraine

Why Some Workers Are Getting All the Covid Tests They Need

In the absence of a national effort to make coronavirus testing widely available, a number of big American companies ramped up their own, making tests available for a select group of workers.

#blackrock-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #google-inc, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #medicine-and-health, #microsoft-corp, #morgan-stanley, #tests-medical, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

What if Work Were a Video Game?

Xbox head Phil Spencer discusses how the gaming industry is already peeking into the metaverse with avatars, virtual worlds and online economies.

#activision-blizzard-inc, #audio-neutral-informative, #call-of-duty-video-game, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #fortnite-video-game, #halo-video-game, #microsoft-corp, #minecraft-video-game, #roblox-video-game, #xbox-video-game-system

Why Banks Are Slow to Embrace Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is slowly changing how Wall Street banks handle their business, but concerns with security remain.

#amazon-com-inc, #bank-of-america-corporation, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #capital-one-financial-corporation, #cloud-computing, #computers-and-the-internet, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #google-inc, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #microsoft-corp, #morgan-stanley, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

Lawmakers Urge Tech Companies to ‘Mitigate Harm’ of Suicide Website

A House committee is seeking briefings from search engines and web-hosting companies whose services might have been leveraged by the site, which has been linked to numerous deaths.

#blumenthal-richard, #cloudflare-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #google-inc, #house-committee-on-energy-and-commerce, #microsoft-corp, #search-engines, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Game Awards Returns With Glitz and an Industry Asserting Its Muscle

On Thursday night, the video game industry held its big awards event, which is quickly becoming as important — and as long — as certain other entertainment occasions.

#activision-blizzard-inc, #arnett-will, #burd-david-lil-dicky-1988, #carrey-jim, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #electronic-arts-inc, #imagine-dragons-music-group, #keighley-geoff, #los-angeles-calif, #microsoft-corp, #sting-1951, #wen-ming-na

Microsoft Seizes 42 Websites From a Chinese Hacking Group

The group was likely using the websites to install malware that helped it gather data from government agencies and other groups, the company said.

#china, #computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #microsoft-corp

PlayStations and Xboxes Are Hard to Find. Meet the People Trying to Help.

New gaming consoles remain in short supply this holiday season, spawning cottage industries of tipsters and scalpers making money off their scarcity.

#computer-and-video-games, #microsoft-corp, #playstation-5-video-game-system, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shopping-and-retail, #sony-corporation, #xbox-video-game-system

The Tech Gifts That Are Hard to Buy This Holiday Season

The list of scarce gadgets is long, driven by a chip shortage. Don’t wait until Black Friday for the best deals.

#black-friday-and-cyber-monday-shopping, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electronics, #laptop-computers, #microsoft-corp, #nintendo-co-ltd, #playstation-video-game-system, #playstation-5-video-game-system, #shopping-and-retail, #shortages, #sony-corporation, #xbox-video-game-system

Halo Infinite Release Aims to Lift Xbox Prospects

Though interest in Halo has waned over the years, the company is banking on a new version to goose sales of its Xbox and subscription gaming service.

#computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #halo-video-game, #microsoft-corp, #xbox-video-game-system

Google Wants to Work With the Pentagon Again, Despite Employee Concerns

Three years ago, the company walked away from a Defense Department project after employees objected to it. Now the company is working on a new proposal for the Pentagon.

#amazon-com-inc, #artificial-intelligence, #cloud-computing, #computers-and-the-internet, #defense-contracts, #defense-department, #google-inc, #israel, #kurian-thomas-r-1966, #microsoft-corp, #pichai-sundar, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

Rivals on World Stage, Russia and U.S. Quietly Seek Areas of Accord

There have been a series of beneath-the-surface meetings between the two countries as the Biden administration applies a more sober approach to relations with the Kremlin.

#arms-control-and-limitation-and-disarmament, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #defense-and-military-forces, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hill-fiona-1965, #international-relations, #microsoft-corp, #nuclear-weapons, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #us-federal-government-data-breach-2020

Russia Challenges Biden Again With Broad Cybersurveillance Operation

The new campaign came only months after President Biden imposed sanctions on Moscow in response to a series of spy operations it had conducted around the world.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #foreign-intelligence-service-russia, #microsoft-corp, #russia, #solarwinds, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #us-federal-government-data-breach-2020

Bill Gates Was Warned Over ‘Inappropriate’ Emails at Microsoft

Mr. Gates, who at the time was Microsoft’s chairman, had asked a female employee out on a date, a Microsoft spokesman said.

#boards-of-directors, #computers-and-the-internet, #e-mail, #gates-bill, #microsoft-corp, #wall-street-journal

Is Mark Zuckerberg a Man Without Principles?

The veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg unpacks the Facebook Files with historical context and personal anecdotes.

#apple-inc, #facebook-inc, #gates-bill, #haugen-frances, #jobs-steven-p, #microsoft-corp, #oversight-board-facebook, #sandberg-sheryl-k, #zuckerberg-mark-e

LinkedIn to End Service in China, Citing ‘Challenging’ Environment

The Microsoft-owned service had censored posts in China, in compliance with the country’s laws, to operate there.

#china, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #linkedin-corporation, #microsoft-corp, #politics-and-government, #social-media

S&P 500 Drops 2% in Worst Day Since May

Investors, weighing the prospect of the Federal Reserve preparing to reduce its purchases of government debt, sold off bonds, pushing the 10-year’s yield to its highest level since June.

#amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #conocophillips, #etsy-inc, #exxon-mobil-corp, #facebook-inc, #federal-reserve-system, #google-inc, #government-bonds, #halliburton-company, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #microsoft-corp, #nasdaq-composite-index, #new-york-life-insurance-co, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #quantitative-easing, #schlumberger-ltd, #senate-committee-on-banking, #shopify-inc, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-economy

In Stinging Rebuke, China Tells U.S. Diplomat That Its Rise Can’t Be Stopped

Beijing accused Washington of a “thinly veiled attempt to contain and suppress China,” in remarks released before talks with a visiting U.S. diplomat had ended.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #microsoft-corp, #politics-and-government, #sherman-wendy-r, #state-department, #tianjin-china, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #wang-yi, #world-health-organization, #xi-jinping

Bill Gates Can Remove Melinda French Gates From Foundation in Two Years

Following their divorce, they will continue to work together for now at the foundation, which they gave an additional $15 billion in resources, and will add new independent trustees.

#buffett-warren-e, #gates-bill, #gates-melinda, #microsoft-corp, #philanthropy

Two-Year Trial Period for Gates Foundation After Divorce

Following their divorce, they will continue to work together for now at the foundation, which they gave an additional $15 billion in resources, and will add new independent trustees.

#buffett-warren-e, #gates-bill, #gates-melinda, #microsoft-corp, #philanthropy

Pentagon Cancels $10 Billion JEDI Cloud-Computing Contract

The 10-year contract had been awarded to Microsoft in 2019 after a fight among Amazon and other tech giants for the deal.

#amazon-com-inc, #cloud-computing, #defense-contracts, #defense-department, #microsoft-corp, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces