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Microsoft’s Security Products Will Block Adware By Default Starting On July 1

As of July 1, the company’s security products will immediately stop any adware they detect and notify the user, who can then restore the program if they wish. Currently, when any of Microsoft’s security products (including Microsoft Security Essentials and Microsoft Forefront) detects a program as adware, it will alert the user and offer them a recommended action

Threshold Revealed: Microsoft Talks the Future of Windows

Microsoft on Wednesday confirmed my previous reports that it would ship a Windows update that brings back the Start menu as an option and lets users run Modern apps on the Windows desktop in floating windows.

NASA must immediately cease contact with Russia

that this move comes less than a month after NASA administrator Charles Bolden assured the public that the situation in Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula wouldn’t disrupt space cooperation between the United States and Russia

Hackers Turn Security Camera DVRs Into Worst Bitcoin Miners Ever

But it also tries to earn a little scratch for its creators by mining bitcoins, a processor-intensive activity that would probably slow down any infected DVR.

Windows 8.1 Update 1 Review

Update 1 matters, and is the clearest indication yet that Microsoft remains committed to listening to feedback and writing the wrongs of the original release of Windows 8.

Boxee.tv hacked.

Hackers posted names, e-mail addresses, message histories, and partially protected login credentials for more than 158,000 forum users of Boxee.tv, the Web-based television service that was acquired by Samsung last year, researchers said.

Microsoft Has Big Plans For Bing’s Entity Engine

In the early days, search was about helping to find more, but now, he argues, “it’s moved from ‘find more’ to ‘know more.’”

How Dropbox Knows When You’re Sharing Copyrighted Stuff

What was going on? Was Dropbox suddenly doing something sketchy? Were they suddenly lurking around their users folders, digging for copyrighted material hiding amongst personal files?

Facebook’s plans to deliver internet to everyone

“Today, we’re sharing some details of the work Facebook’s Connectivity Lab is doing to build drones, satellites and lasers to deliver the internet to everyone”

Security Essentials Updated to Show XP EOS Warnings

Microsoft is really keen on killing Windows XP on April 8 and in addition to notifications displayed right on the desktop to tell users that support is coming to an end, the company has also updated Security Essentials to display upgrade warnings.