Microsoft reports receiving a type of warrantless surveillance order from FBI

While downward revising the number of government surveillance requests it received, Microsoft’s transparency report makes for an interesting read. Microsoft Corp stated it had wrongly reported a sharp increase in U.S. government surveillance requests during the first half of 2016, and has revised its figures to show that the level of requests have remained at…

Symantec Says As Victims Keep Paying There Is A Surge In Cyber Extortion

As cyber criminals seek to maximize profits from large numbers of victims willing to pay up, according to cyber security firm Symantec Corp, hackers are demanding increasingly hefty ransoms to free computers paralyzed with viruses. According to Symantec, the pricing has continued to rise in 2017 and last year the average demand embedded in such malicious software,…

With A Warning On Dairy Farming And A New Tariff On Lumber, Trump Puts Canada On Trade Notice

The seriousness with which U.S. President Donald Trump is viewing his intention to enforcing trade rules was exhibited by the U.S. governments’ new tariff averaging 20 percent on Canadian timber imports, said the Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. “The Trump administration has been much more focused on enforcement than had been true previously,” he said, taking a…

Microsoft to integrate LinkedIn data with Dynamics 365

Nadella’s vision is to tightly knit Microsoft’s apps such that they can mine data from a common dataset. By integrating LinkedIn data with its sales software, Dynamics 365, Nadella is hoping that the tight integration could benefit from inputs coming from Artificial Intelligence to push sales deals. Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO, has disclosed that Microsoft…

Apple’s self-driving car platform

While carmakers and startups are racing to produce tomorrow’s smart car, it would appear that Apple is aiming at building a self-driving platform that manufacturers can license to integrate into their electric cars. As per information inferred from documents submitted to California’s regulators earlier this month, Apple is planning to train operators for its self-driving…