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  • 19-Year-Old Son of Former YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki Found Dead at UC Berkeley Dorm

    02/18/2024 7:34:50 AM PST · by Red Badger · 82 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Feb. 18, 2024 8:45 am | Staff
    The 19-year-old son of former YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki was found deceased at the University of California, Berkeley, on Tuesday. His grandmother, Esther Wojcicki, confirmed the devastating news in a Facebook post. The student, identified as Marco Troper, was discovered unresponsive in his dorm at the Clark Kerr Campus, a student housing complex, around 4:23 p.m. local time. Despite immediate life-saving attempts by the Berkeley Fire Department, Troper was pronounced dead at the scene. The University of California Police Department (UCPD) stated that there were no signs of foul play discovered, according to the New York Post. The heartbroken grandmother...
  • Microsoft, Google, Amazon and tech peers sign pact to combat election-related misinformation

    02/18/2024 5:52:45 AM PST · by devane617 · 85 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02/18/2024
    A group of 20 leading tech companies on Friday announced a joint commitment to combat AI misinformation in this year’s elections. The industry is specifically targeting deepfakes, which can use deceptive audio, video and images to mimic key stakeholders in democratic elections or to provide false voting information. Microsoft , Meta , Google , Amazon , IBM , Adobe and chip designer Arm all signed the accord. Artificial intelligence startups OpenAI, Anthropic and Stability AI also joined the group, alongside social media companies such as Snap , TikTok and X. Tech platforms are preparing for a huge year of elections...
  • Google enables OS upgrades for older PCs post-Windows 10 support cutoff

    02/16/2024 8:17:19 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | 02 14 2024 | Staff
    Google will allow businesses to install an auto-updating version of the Chrome operating system to Windows devices, potentially preventing millions of PCs from hitting landfills after Microsoft (MSFT.O), opens new tab ends support for Windows 10 next year, parent company Alphabet (GOOGL.O), opens new tab said on Wednesday. The company said ChromeOS Flex will continue receiving regular security updates and features like data encryption, allowing users to keep using their Windows 10 systems. Microsoft has said that its Windows 10 will reach the end of support on Oct. 14 2025, and will no longer provide regular security updates, bug fixes,...
  • Conservative group tells judge it has no evidence to back its claims of Georgia ballot stuffing

    02/14/2024 4:59:51 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 286 replies
    MSN ^ | 14th February 2024 | RUSS BYNUM
    A conservative group has told a Georgia judge that it doesn't have evidence to support its claims of illegal ballot stuffing during the the 2020 general election and a runoff two months later. Texas-based True the Vote filed complaints with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in 2021, including one in which it said it had obtained “a detailed account of coordinated efforts to collect and deposit ballots in drop boxes across metro Atlanta” during the November 2020 election and a January 2021 runoff. A Fulton County Superior Court judge in Atlanta signed an order last year requiring True the...
  • The next Windows 11 version will refuse to boot on unsupported CPUs

    02/14/2024 5:19:59 PM PST · by fireman15 · 93 replies
    Xda Developers ^ | 2/12/2014 | RAHUL NASKAR
    Your PC without this CPU feature won’t boot Windows 11 24H2 KEY TAKEAWAYS Windows 11 24H2 update requires the POPCNT CPU feature, making it impossible to run on super-old PCs. Modern CPUs support POPCNT, so if you recently bought a new PC, you won't have any issues. PCs older than fifteen years will be affected by this change and won't be able to boot Windows 11 without POPCNT support. Windows 11 24H2 is the next big update that Microsoft will roll out later this year, and it might finally put an end to the practice of running Windows unofficially on...
  • Windows 10 KB5034441 security update fails with 0x80070643 errors

    01/11/2024 3:50:47 PM PST · by plain talk · 59 replies
    BleepingComputer ^ | January 10, 2024 | Lawrence Abrams
    Windows 10 users worldwide report problems installing Microsoft's January Patch Tuesday updates, getting 0x80070643 errors when attempting to install the KB5034441 security update for BitLocker. Yesterday, as part of Microsoft's January 2024 Patch Tuesday, a security update (KB5034441) was released for CVE-2024-20666, a BitLocker encryption bypass that allows users to access encrypted data. However, when attempting to install this update, Windows 10 users are reporting getting 0x80070643 errors and the installation failing. When installing the KB5034441 security update, Microsoft is installing a new version of the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) that fixes the BitLocker vulnerability. Unfortunately, Windows 10 creates a...
  • Outlook Problem: "The linked image cannot be displayed."

    01/01/2024 11:05:09 AM PST · by ducttape45 · 50 replies
    Good afternoon fellow Freepers. I got a doozy of a problem I'm hoping that someone has a fix for. It seems that Microsoft Outlook, no matter the version (and I have 2010, 2016 and 2019), won't download remote content anymore. Thunderbird will, but Outlook will not. Every time I get an email with an image, I get an error message that says, "The linked image cannot be displayed. The file may have been moved, renamed or deleted. Verify that the link points to the......" I have been all over the internet, used three different search engines, and all of the...
  • Microsoft Inked Deals With Chinese Communist Party Propaganda Outlets, Documents Show

    12/05/2023 2:54:01 PM PST · by Dr. Marten · 4 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 12.04.2023 | Joseph Simonson
    Microsoft helped Chinese state-run media outlets disseminate propaganda as part of previously unreported partnership agreements, documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show. The nation’s second largest corporation signed collaboration deals with state-run Chinese media outlets including China Daily and People’s Daily, the latter of which is the official newspaper of the Central Committee of the Chinese government. Summaries of the deal state Microsoft would provide China Daily with technology that lets the paper target potential readers and gave the People’s Daily access to an artificial intelligence bot specially designed to be controlled and censored by the Chinese Communist Party.The...
  • US And UK Military Contractors Created Sweeping Plan For Global Censorship In 2018, New Documents Show

    11/28/2023 3:16:28 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 6 replies
    Michael Shellenberger Substack ^ | NOV 28, 2023 | MICHAEL SHELLENBERGER, ALEX GUTENTAG, AND MATT TAIBBI
    A whistleblower has come forward with an explosive new trove of documents, rivaling or exceeding the Twitter Files and Facebook Files in scale and importance. They describe the activities of an “anti-disinformation” group called the Cyber Threat Intelligence League, or CTIL, that officially began as the volunteer project of data scientists and defense and intelligence veterans but whose tactics over time appear to have been absorbed into multiple official projects, including those of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The CTI League documents offer the missing link answers to key questions not addressed in the Twitter Files and Facebook Files....
  • Apple Is Dangerously Close To Losing Its Spot As The Most Valuable Stock

    11/26/2023 5:40:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 11/26/2023 | Matt Krantz
    Look out, Apple (AAPL)! Microsoft (MSFT) is right on your tail and gaining fast. Supercharged by its AI chops, Microsoft's market value is now $2.8 trillion — just 5.7% shy of Apple's at $2.98 trillion. That means Microsoft's share price only needs to hit 400.53 — it's already at 377.80 — to dethrone Apple as the most valuable S&P 500 company. Given Apple's reliance on now-ubiquitous smartphones, it's only a matter of time when it bows out to faster-growing Microsoft, analysts say. "As markets and investors start to wrap up the year, Microsoft seems destined to be the most valuable...
  • Microsoft just Couped OpenAI

    11/24/2023 5:45:13 PM PST · by davikkm · 34 replies
    Why is no one talking about what just happened? Quick rundown: >Open AI was created as a non-profit with a core mission to leverage AI to better humanity. >founding constitution has a clause which instructs the handling of a true AGI, should that ever come into existence. >Specifically, the company recognizes the risks of AGI. Should it arrive, the company will lock down deployment and commercialization to allow time to study it. >Enter Sam Altman. >a nobody, who knows very little about tech suddenly receives vast amounts of grant money to develop apps. >Microsoft, who has now become the biggest...
  • Microsoft Windows 10 bitlocker for dummies flowchart?

    11/22/2023 6:07:04 AM PST · by SteveH · 52 replies
    Me | 20231122 | Me
    I performed what appeared to be a normal reboot for a normal upgrade. Now I am blocked by the need for a bitlocker password. I do not recall ever messing with bitlocker. Is there a flowchart? I got as far as a system32 Cmv.exe prompt (not very far). Thanks!
  • Microsoft And Meta Detail Plans To Combat "Election Disinformation" - Including Watermarks For Memes And More "Fact Checkers"

    11/14/2023 11:12:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Reclaim the Net ^ | 11/14/2023 | Didi Rankovic
    And so it begins. In fact, it hardly ever stops – another election cycle in well on its way in the US. But what has emerged these last few years, and what continues to crop up the closer the election day gets, is the role of the most influential social platforms/tech companies.Pressure on them is sometimes public, but mostly not, as the Twitter Files have taught us; and it is with this in mind that various announcements about combating “election disinformation” coming from Big Tech should be viewed.Although, one can never discount the possibility that some – say, Microsoft –...
  • Palantir’s mythology is far too precious

    11/14/2023 9:12:46 AM PST · by Miami Rebel · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/13/2023 | Robert Cyran
    Palantir Technologies (PLTR.N) has cultivated a powerful mythos worthy of being named for a crystal ball from “The Lord of the Rings.” The data-analysis company co-founded by Peter Thiel and run by Alex Karp fetches a big premium to most of its peers. Financial realities, however, suggest the valuation is the stuff of science fiction. Demand is quickly rising for software using artificial intelligence that can make sense out of voluminous and disparate data to flag suspicious financial transactions or defend against military attacks. Yet Palantir’s top line is only expected to grow 16% this year, according to forecasts gathered...
  • Microsoft wants its cloud data centers under the sea

    10/30/2023 6:38:07 PM PDT · by FarCenter · 40 replies
    Tech giant’s Project Natick has shown underwater data centers consume less energy, reduce latency and deter hacking ... Why move data centers under the waves? Underwater data centers promise several advantages over their land-locked cousins. 1) Energy efficiency The primary benefit is a significant cut in electricity consumption. According to the International Energy Agency, data centers consume around 1–1.5% of global electricity use, of which some 40% is used for cooling. Data centers in the ocean can dissipate heat in the surrounding water. Microsoft’s center uses a small amount of electricity for cooling, while Subsea Cloud’s design has an entirely...
  • Microsoft Office 365 - Vanity

    10/19/2023 6:07:35 PM PDT · by SisterK · 60 replies
    my little pea brain ^ | 10/19/2023 | SisterK
    The Office 365 at one of my work computers will soon expire. Office 365 Family for 6 devices is about $99 Office 365 Business for 1 device is about $150 It is tempting to get Office Family (less money and works with more computers) but if I do, will Microsoft bust me and send me to the gulag? The other temptation is to work with Open Office. Any experience with that?
  • Microsoft to appeal IRS request for nearly $29 billion in back taxes

    10/14/2023 7:07:15 AM PDT · by Twotone · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | October 11, 2023 | Clare Duffy
    Microsoft plans to contest a US Internal Revenue Service request for an additional $28.9 billion in back taxes for the years 2004 to 2013, the company said in a securities filing Wednesday. The demand is the result of a yearslong audit by the IRS into Microsoft’s past accounting practices. In particular, the agency took issue with how the company “allocated profits … among countries and jurisdictions,” Microsoft said in the filing. “The IRS says Microsoft owes an additional $28.9 billion in tax for 2004 to 2013, plus penalties and interest,” the company said. It noted that the IRS’s determination is...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Thursday 10/12/2023 European Union Launches Disinformation Probe Against "X", Israel Attacks Main Syrian Airports, Clashes In Paris... Ban On Pro-Palestinian Demonstrations, Israel Vows Gaza Siege Until Hostages...

    10/12/2023 7:41:53 PM PDT · by Nextrush
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/12/2023 | Nextrush/Self
    Saying that Islamic countries "should not tolerate the crimes that are being committed by Israel" Iran's Foreign Minister saying... Politics in the US tonight Steve Scalise backing away from... The European Union launching a formal investigation into social media giant "X". The EU alleging disinformation and posting of "terrorist content"... "There can be no justification for the attacks on my brothers in Gaza, which have reached the level of a massacre"...Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaking... Israel striking the Damascus and Aleppo airports in Syria... Also in Syria today 11 attacks on government positions launched from the northwestern Idlib region...
  • Microsoft Lobotomizes Bing’s Image Generating AI

    10/11/2023 10:41:34 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 12 replies
    The Byte ^ | October 10, 2023 | Maggie Harrison
    Fun's over, kids. As Windows Central reports, Microsoft appears to have lobotomized its Bing Image Creator. The DALL-E 3-powered image-generating AI was integrated into Bing's platform last week, prompting netizens to quickly test its guardrails. As it turns out, those guardrails were incredibly ineffective, with users — 404 Media's Samantha Cole notable among them — quickly realizing that they were able to generate problematic, copyright-infringement-laden AI generations of beloved cartoon characters like Disney's Mickey Mouse doing things like wearing bomb-covered vests and perpetrating the 9/11 terror attacks.
  • Chinese Hackers Breached the Email of Government Officials by Cracking a Microsoft Engineer’s Account

    09/11/2023 9:53:10 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/11/2023 | LUCAS NOLAN
    Chinese hackers broke into a Microsoft engineer’s corporate account, leading to the unauthorized access of email accounts belonging to senior U.S. officials, casting a shadow over the tech giant’s cybersecurity measures. The hack occurred in June, but the company just completed an internal investigation that pointed the finger at its own sloppy security practices. Bloomberg reports that Microsoft has disclosed that China-linked hackers compromised the corporate account of one of its engineers, then used this unauthorized access to steal a digital key in order to forge authentication tokens. These tokens granted them access to email accounts on Microsoft’s cloud servers,...