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Microsoft Sparks Privacy Outcry After Reading User's Hotmail

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March 21, 2014
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Microsoft admitted it searched the email account of a Hotmail user to find a leaker, raising fears of privacy violations. Video provided by Newsy


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Microsoft Ends Support for Windows XP, Leaves ATMs Vulnerable

Microsoft Ends Support for Windows XP, Leaves ATMs Vulnerable

TheStreet (Apr. 8, 2014) — In what's being called the death of Windows XP, Microsoft will no longer provide support for the operating system beginning today. Without Microsoft's security updates, computers running on XP will be left vulnerable to viruses and cyber attacks. That includes many of the nation's ATMs and small businesses still running on Windows XP. Microsoft is advising that XP users upgrade their current PC to run on Windows 8.1 if possible. If not, Microsoft encourages users to shop for a new computer. Video provided by TheStreet
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Google Glitch Sends Thousands of Emails to Hotmail User

Google Glitch Sends Thousands of Emails to Hotmail User

Newsy (Jan. 25, 2014) — A glitch in Google search resulted in one Hotmail user receiving thousands of unwanted emails.
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Microsoft Backs Off Searching User Emails

Microsoft Backs Off Searching User Emails

Newsy (Mar. 29, 2014) — Microsoft says it will bring law enforcement into future investigations that involve investigation of Hotmail accounts. Video provided by Newsy
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China's Government Now Prohibited from Buying Microsoft Windows 8

China's Government Now Prohibited from Buying Microsoft Windows 8

TheStreet (June 5, 2014) — China has issued a ban on Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system, prohibiting it on government computers. A Chinese news agency reported that the ban by the Central Government Procurement Center was put in place to protect security after Microsoft ended support for its Windows XP operating system. It targets new purchases, stipulating that desktop, laptop and tablet computers bought by the government must use a different operating system. Microsoft said was surprised by the decision and is working with the Chinese government to ensure its products and services meet all government procurement requirements. Video provided by TheStreet
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