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Mysterious ‘Robin Hood’ hackers donate stolen money

[German]Premiere in the field of cyber-crime? A group of hackers donates a tiny portion of the money they get from hacks to charity, which puzzles the experts. Here is some information about it. Advertising

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Operation DisrupTor: 179 Dark Net actors arrested

[German]In a coordinated opration, international law enforcement agencies led by the German Federal Criminal Police (BKA) have arrested 179 persons involved in the purchase and sale of illegal goods and services in the Dark Net all over the world. The … Continue reading

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Taboola and Outbrain ends Merger talks

A brief note: The two platforms Taboola and Outbrain end the talks about a merger of the platforms that were announced a year ago in a pompous way. CNBC reports this in this article. Both platforms offer web publishers the … Continue reading

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When the degoo bot closes your lifelong account …

[German]I’d have one more for the end of Sunday. It’s about a user, whose ‘lifelong’ user account was closed ‘because of copyright infringement’. Advertising

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Bill Gates Interview about COVID-19, Trump, TikTok

Wired has conducted an interview with Microsoft founder Bill Gates. It’s about COVID-19, the US administration about Donald Trump and social media like TikTok (Microsoft wants to buy it). The article Bill Gates on Covid: Most US Tests Are ‘Completely … Continue reading

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Microsoft releases GW-Basic as Open Source

[German]A brief info: Microsoft has released the source code of the GW-Basic interpreter, which was delivered in the early days on IBM PCs, as open source in the environment of the BUILD 2020 developer conference. Advertising

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Microsoft sends a cease and desist to Berlin’s data protection commissioner

[German]Microsoft Germany has send a cease and desist to Berlin’s Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information. An action that leaves many observers somewhat speechless. The warning concerns guidelines for video conferencing, which provide information on test criteria for … Continue reading

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Microsoft BUILD 2020 will be held as a virtual Conference

Microsoft’s developer conference BUILD 2020 was actually planned for May 19-21, 2020 in Seattle (USA) – see Microsoft Build Conference: Registration possible. Due to the Covid 19 crisis, this conference will be a ‘virtual event’. Advertising

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Sophos acquired by Thoma Bravo

[German]UK security vendor Sophos has been (finally) acquired by US private equity investor group Thomas Bravo for the price of $3.9 billion. That has been announced recently. Advertising

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Microsoft Build Conference: Registration possible

Microsoft is holding its major developer conference Build 2020 from 19 to 21 May in Seattle. Registration is now possible on this website.  Advertising

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