Masoud Haghi

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The feds now need a warrant to track your phone, but police don't

The Department of Justice announced on Thursday that it will require several federal agencies including the FBI to obtain a warrant before …

Windows 10 is starting to win over Microsoft's most valuable customers

Of the 75 million machines that downloaded Windows 10 in its first month, enterprise users made up about 2%, or 1.5 million, according to Windows IT Pro.<p>While that might sound like a paltry number out of the gate, it's actually not bad at all.<p>Companies don't lightly upgrade their business PCs. It …

Windows 10

Fiat Chrysler Recalls 7,800 SUVs Over Hacking Concerns

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV's U.S. arm said on Friday it would recall 7,810 sport utility vehicles in the United States to update software for radios to prevent hacking.<p>The announcement by FCA US LLC, formerly Chrysler Group LLC, comes more than a month after the company recalled about 1.4 million …

A New Global War Front is Taking Shape in Cyberspace

The United States may still be the world's preeminent superpower, based on size and reach of military and intelligence operations, but defending the virtual borders of cyberspace is another matter. Cyberattacks by foreign nations and their agents are on the rise, and this new form of conflict …

Cybersecurity

Hacker stole 'security-sensitive' data from Mozilla to target Firefox users

Firefox users were targeted via a browser exploit that was patched last month, after a hacker broke into Mozilla’s bug-tracking system ‘Bugzilla’ to steal data about potential weaknesses.<p>Mozilla says that the hacker managed to access Bugzilla’s “security-sensitive” information, which unlike the …

Mozilla

Hands-on with the Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 11

There comes a point when I have to stop for a moment to appreciate how far technology has come. The new Aspire One Cloudbook 11 from Acer is modest in many regards — limited storage space, diminutive monitor — but it’s also a capable machine for an affordable price. The 32GB unit I’m using retails …

Computer Hardware

Self-driving cars can be fooled by fake signals

You'd think that self-driving cars would be most vulnerable to remote hacks, but the biggest danger may come from someone nearby with a handful of cheap electronics. Security researcher Jonathan Petit has determined that you can fool LIDAR (the laser ranging common on autonomous vehicles) by …

Microsoft quietly releases Skype Messaging beta for Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft this weekend quietly released a new app called Skype Messaging for Windows 10 Mobile. We say “quietly” because the company didn’t make an announcement — it merely added a new listing on the Windows Store.<p>In July, Microsoft retired its modern Windows app, pushing Windows users to use the …

Windows 10

Adblock Plus officially arrives on iOS and Android via a standalone browser

As Apple prepares to open up its mobile Safari browser to ad blocking in the forthcoming iOS 9 release, Adblock Plus is seeking a head start. The popular ad-blocking tool is arriving on Apple’s mobile platform for the first time.<p>Eyeo, the Germany-based company behind the Adblock Plus software, said …

Ad Blocking

Dell just got a piece of Microsoft's Surface business

Dell will be targeting sales to business customers, selling the device along with warranties and technical support.<p>Both Microsoft and Dell have massive sales forces, but Dell's folks really know their way around enterprise hardware sales, something that's relatively new for Microsoft. This means …

Windows 10

Twitter for Windows 10 catches up with group messages and other new features

Twitter's mobile apps have had this stuff for months<p>Twitter for Windows has been a perfect example of Microsoft's app problems; sure, the app <i>exists</i>, but it has fallen far behind Twitter's smartphone apps in terms of features and functionality. Today, Twitter for Windows is taking a much-needed step …

This is the Bentley Bentayga, the fastest SUV on the planet

Bentley has been making a big deal of its entry into the luxury SUV market for some time, and it's finally happening: meet the Bentayga, a 600-horsepower tank of a vehicle that'll hit 60 miles per hour in four seconds flat. The company makes it very, very, <i>very</i> clear that with a top speed of 301 …

Windows 10 Features You Should Know About

At last! Windows 10 has finally arrived and the upgrade is still rolling out to users around the globe. For those of you who are not familiar with Microsoft's latest flagship, there is a few hidden features that can help you get the maximum out of the system. Here are some to get you started:<p><b>Have</b> …

WhatsApp Hack Attack Puts 200,000 at Risk

Up to 200,000 users of WhatsApp's web-based service may have been hit in a cyberattack that let hackers compromise personal data using just their phone number.<p>WhatsApp Web is a service that allows people to access the messaging service via a browser on a smartphone or computer, rather than the …

Windows 10 USB stick is now on pre-sale at Amazon

You can now pre-order Windows 10 on Amazon — but if you don't like waiting (or if you like free things), you might not want to.<p>The July 29 release of …

Microsoft opens Xbox-to-Windows game streaming up to everyone

Microsoft's removed the Xbox-to-PC game-streaming restrictions and now anyone with Redmond's latest console and Windows 10 can play <i>Sunset Overdrive</i> or attempt to jump into a few online <i>Halo: The Master Chief Collection</i> matches on their device. More than that, some pretty big new features are hitting …

Windows 10 will get automatic updates for 10 years

In an update to its Window’s Lifestyle Fact Sheet, Microsoft says it will offer support for Windows 10 for ten years.<p>The post notes that it will offer “mainstream security” support until 2020 and “extended security” support until 2025. The support lifestyle cycle is in keeping with both Windows 7 …

Windows 10

Party chat is coming to the Xbox One app for Windows 10

Microsoft has added a slew of new social and gaming features to its Xbox One app for Windows 10. The company has also enabled game streaming from consoles to PC running the latest version of its upcoming OS.<p>The latest release of the Xbox One app now includes party chat so you can talk to a bunch of …

How to set up your own Raspberry Pi powered VPN

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1180000/1180963_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534397589_aa66b07d8a3352104169cf47a9a943cc<p><b>Eyes are everywhere online.</b><p>The websites you visit often track where you came from and watch where you head off to next.<p>A VPN - or virtual private …

Linux

Microsoft to buy Israeli cyber security firm Adallom: report

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp plans to acquire Israeli cyber security company Adallom for $320 million, the Calcalist financial newspaper reported on Monday.<p>A Microsoft sign is pictured at its Finnish headquarters in Espoo, Finland July 8, 2015. REUTERS/Mikko Stig/Lehtikuva<p>Adallom, which …

Cybersecurity

Microsoft's first Windows 10 ad is all about smiling babies

With Windows 10's launch little more than a week away, Microsoft kicked off its marketing storm last night with the first commercial for the new OS. It's a bit more direct and human than the company's infamous Jerry Seinfeld/Bill Gates ads, with a focus on children and how they're growing up with …

Microsoft Hyperlapse now allows longer video clips, works on older Windows Phone devices

Microsoft’s Hyperlapse app for smoothing and editing video footage captured on your mobile has been updated to add new features and extend compatibility to older Windows Phone handsets.<p>Among the newly supported devices are the Lumia 920 and Lumia 1020, both of which shipped with Windows Phone 8.0, …

Microsoft Office for Windows can now sync directly with Google Drive

Microsoft has put a lot of effort into making Office as platform-agnostic as possible lately — it runs on the desktop, on the web, on your preferred mobile platform of choice, and the company even partnered with Dropbox to give users another storage option beyond Microsoft's own OneDrive. Today, …

Google Drive syncs files directly from Windows Office apps

Google already added tools that help Drive play nice with Office files, and now it's offering easy access from inside Microsoft's apps. With a new plug-in, you can open files for Word, Excel and PowerPoint from Drive. When the time comes, you'll be able to save them in Google's cloud-based …

Microsoft pilots hybrid not-quite-email, not-quite-IM iPhone app – ahead of Windows Phone

Microsoft has today launched Send, an experimental iPhone app that offers a kind of cross between email and instant messaging. Microsoft says that it is designed for “brief, snappy communications” where you want an instant response but also want to retain a record of what was said within Outlook. …

Apps

Your mouse will soon work with your Xbox One

Beneath that shiny exterior, the Xbox One is, basically, a glorified gaming PC in a slightly smaller frame. As such, wouldn't it be great if you could play RTS games on the machine with your keyboard and mouse? The hardware can already support the former, and if Microsoft's Phil Spencer is to be …

Microsoft Windows 10 free upgrade: the last roundup

With the free upgrade to Microsoft Windows 10 shipping on 29 July, should I upgrade Windows 7? Can I revert to my old operating system?<p>Should I go for the Windows 10 upgrade or continue with Windows 7? My laptop is five years old and working very nicely after I installed an SSD (solid-state disc). …

Windows 10

IFTTT just released a bunch of open source mobile frameworks

IFTTT, a service that triggers actions between your favorite apps, launched its own suite of productivity tools this year. It’s now open sourced five frameworks for mobile developers, which were used to build the company’s Do range of apps.<p>There are a couple of keyframe-based animation frameworks …