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  • How to Remove the ‘System Requirements Not Met’ Watermark in Windows 11

    05/13/2022 12:11:52 AM PDT · by fireman15 · 25 replies
    Beebom - Tech That Matters Beebom ^ | March 23, 2022 | Subin B
    Microsoft released Windows 11 last year with a long list of system requirements. Of the listed ones, two controversial requirements were the supported CPUs and TPM. As a result, several users ended up modifying the Registry files to install Windows 11 on unsupported PCs. In the recent update, Microsoft has now started adding a watermark to the desktop and Settings app for those using Windows 11 on PCs that don’t meet the official system requirements. In this article, we have detailed the steps for how you can remove the “system requirements not met” watermark in Windows 11.
  • Microsoft to help cover U.S. employees' travel costs for abortion

    05/10/2022 5:51:28 AM PDT · by karpov · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 9, 2022
    Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) said on Monday that it would extend its abortion and gender affirming care services for employees in the United States to include travel expense assistance. Several companies, including Yelp Inc (YELP.N), Citigroup (C.N), Levi Strauss & Co (LEVI.N), and Inc (AMZN.O), have already pledged to cover costs for American employees who need to travel out of state for an abortion. read more Some major employers, such as Walmart Inc (WMT.N) and Target Corp (TGT.N), have not weighed in since the leak to Politico last week of a Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn its 1973...
  • Winning: Elon Musk Makes All Of Bill Gates's Tweets Autocorrect To Say 'Poopy Butt'

    04/27/2022 8:49:28 AM PDT · by dayglored · 24 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | Apr 26, 2022 | Babylon Bee Staff
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA—In the first step toward a world blossoming with freedom of speech, Elon Musk, the proud new owner of Twitter, ordered the company’s tech team to make all tweets by Bill Gates autocorrect to say “Poopy butt.” “Poopy butt poopy butt, poopy poopy butt butt,” read a subsequent tweet by Bill Gates. “Odd, I could have sworn I typed out a hopeful message on the benefits of global, forced, clandestine sterilization of women,” said a confused Gates, staring at his Windows Phone® while his tailor fitted him for a custom brassiere. “Why does it say, ‘Butt, butt,...
  • Microsoft-led move takes down ZLoader botnet domains

    04/18/2022 9:44:56 PM PDT · by dayglored · 8 replies
    The Register ^ | Apr 14, 2022 | Jessica Lyons Hardcastle
    That should keep the criminals offline for, well, weeks probably Embedded links are in the original article. Microsoft has announced a months-long effort to take control of 65 domains that the ZLoader criminal botnet gang has been using to spread the remote-control malware and orchestrate infected machines. The tech giant's Digital Crimes Unit obtained a court order from a US federal judge in Georgia to take down the domains, which are now directed to a Microsoft-controlled sinkhole so they can't be used by the malware's masterminds to communicate with their botnet of commandeered Windows computers. From what we can tell...
  • Your computer microphone still listens even on mute – Try this trick

    04/18/2022 11:12:55 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 68 replies
    Kim Komando ^ | 16 April 2022 | Charlie Fripp
    With many people working remotely, everybody should by now know how to behave when in a Zoom or Microsoft Teams meeting. Your camera picks up every move even when you think no one is watching, and your microphone can catch the faintest of sounds. Most people assume that muting their computer’s microphone gives them total privacy. That should be the case, but it’s not.Read on to find out how your microphone is sneakily still listening to everything you say.Here’s the backstoryResearchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison discovered that your device’s microphone continues to listen even after hitting the mute switch.While...
  • Bill Gates Says “Crazy” Protests Against His Vaccines Are “Kind Of Weird”

    04/13/2022 8:44:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    Summit News ^ | 13 April, 2022 | Steve Watson
    Pushes global emergency-response health squad under the acronym GERM ... While pushing a billion dollar ‘pandemic prevention’ global government health ‘solution’ at a TED Talk this week, Bill Gates addressed ‘conspiracy theories’ regarding himself and COVID vaccines, calling those who speak about them “crazy.” In an appearance at the TED2022 conference in Vancouver, Canada, Gates declared that it was “somewhat ironic” that protesters had gathered outside the venue because he has “saved tens of millions of lives.” Gates said that “The Gates Foundation is very involved in vaccines, the invention of new vaccines, funding vaccines. So it’s somewhat ironic to...
  • NYCHA Admin Suspended After Apparent Sexual Acts on Work Video Conference

    04/11/2022 2:20:54 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 4/10/22 | Greg Smith
    It was supposed to be just another routine weekly video conference for city Housing Authority bureaucrats to update managers on how things were going in public housing developments across the five boroughs. And then it went off the rails. One of the participants, a Bronx neighborhood administrator named Alex Tolozano, appeared in his Microsoft Teams window - naked and next to a woman. Another NYCHA employee on the call began videotaping the meeting. The video, obtained by THE CITY, reveals a blurry image of Tolozano with the woman and captures discussion among other NYCHA staff trying to figure out what...
  • Microsoft: Moving Windows 11 taskbar may never be an option again (More features removed, apparently permanently)

    04/11/2022 11:39:41 PM PDT · by dayglored · 68 replies
    Bleeping Computer ^ | April 11, 2022 | Lawrence Abrams
    If you are waiting for Windows 11 side-taskbar support before upgrading to the latest operating system, you may be waiting for a long time, according to a recent Microsoft Ask Me Anything (AMA) session. When Windows (11) was first released, the most controversial changes were the new centered Start Menu and the reduced functionality of the Windows taskbar. In the past, the Start Menu was left-aligned on the taskbar, and it was possible to move the taskbar, so it was pinned to the top, sides, and bottom of the screen. However, with Windows 11, Microsoft took away the ability to...
  • Advertisement‘You’re Not Welcome Here!’ Massive ‘Super Protest’ Planned For Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Al Gore’s Arrival At TED TALK

    04/10/2022 9:32:25 AM PDT · by bitt · 16 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 4/9/2022 | alicia powe
    Advertisement ‘You’re Not Welcome Here!’ Massive ‘Super Protest’ Planned For Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Al Gore’s Arrival At TED TALK By Alicia Powe Published April 9, 2022 at 8:55pm 571 Comments Share Tweet Gab Share Telegram Telegram Gettr Gettr A massive “super protest” is slated to greet billionaire eugenicist Bill Gates when he arrives at the upcoming TED Talks conference in Vancouver, Canada next week. According to the TED Talk 2022 website, Gates will give a presentation outlining his book “How to Prevent the Next Pandemic” during his appearance at the conference on April 10. The Microsoft co-founder and depopulation...
  • Windows 3.1 Turns 30: Here’s How It Made Windows Essential

    04/06/2022 3:18:19 PM PDT · by upchuck · 79 replies
    How to Geek ^ | Apr 6, 2022 | Benj Edwards
    30 years ago—on April 6, 1992—Microsoft released Windows 3.1, which brought the company to a new level of success, kept the PC platform competitive with Macs, and set the stage for Windows PC domination. Here’s what was special about it...
  • Secret Seizure of James O'Keefe Cloud Email, Abusive DOJ Lawyers and a Vindictive Father President

    03/27/2022 11:53:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | MAR 26, 2022 | J. Christian Adams
    In the Washington D.C. suburb of Alexandria, Va., carjackings have made the news lately. Thieves steal cars at Virginia gas stations and race across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge over the Potomac and into Maryland to relative safety. The Department of Justice doesn’t seem to be doing anything about enforcing the federal laws prohibiting transport of stolen goods across the Virginia-Maryland state line. If the carjacker was named James O’Keefe of Project Veritas, things would be very different. The saga of James O’Keefe’s quite possibly completely legal acquisition of Ashley Biden’s diary, and the resulting DOJ secret seizure of his emails...
  • Win 11 adds 'requirements not met' nag for unsupported hardware

    03/24/2022 10:53:40 AM PDT · by dayglored · 41 replies
    The Register ^ | Mar 21, 2022 | Brandon Vigliarolo
    Don't wanna buy the latest stuff? Here's your watermarkThose running Windows 11 on unsupported hardware are getting an update, though not the kind that low-end hardware and VM users might be hoping for.The latest Release Preview of Windows 11 adds an undocumented feature that slaps a line of text in the lower right hand side of the Windows desktop and a similar warning in the Settings app for any system that fails to meet Windows 11's exacting standards.The message is short and to the point: "System requirements not met. Go to Settings to learn more."It's also far less obtrusive than...
  • DOJ Spied on Journalists’ Emails Via Sealed Search Warrants & Non-Disclosure Orders (VIDEO)

    03/22/2022 5:48:12 PM PDT · by bitt · 33 replies
    Project Veritas ^ | 3/22/2022 | Project Veritas
    Microsoft Corporation legal documents obtained by Project Veritas show that after a U.S. District Court Judge rejected the DOJ’s argument to ignore Project Veritas’ “journalistic privileges,” the DOJ went behind the judge’s back to obtain an extension on two sealed non-disclosure orders from a magistrate judge to conceal the fact they already had unsupervised and unfettered access to privileged emails and contacts of eight Project Veritas journalists. • Judge Torres had ruled that prosecutors must operate under the supervision of a Special Master to ensure first amendment protections are upheld for Project Veritas journalists and their source material. • These...
  • Fury As Okta—The Company That Manages 100 Million Logins—Fails To Tell Customers About Breach For Months

    03/22/2022 3:15:33 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | 3/22/2022 | By Thomas Brewster
    Okta, the $25 billion market cap company that handles logins for more than 100 million users, today confirmed it suffered a breach in January via a third party customer support provider. But for some customers who spoke to Forbes, the disclosure was too late and too scant with information. Okta’s admittance came after a hacking crew called LAPSUS$, which extorts its targets after stealing their data and often leaks victims’ information in public forums, claimed it had breached the company. LAPSUS$ had previously claimed to have stolen data from major security companies including NVIDIA and Microsoft, leading both to investigate...
  • Microsoft Corporation Legal Documents Show Biden DOJ Spying on Project Veritas Journalists — Hides It From Federal Court Judge

    03/22/2022 10:47:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies ^ | March 22, 2022 | By J.D. Rucker
    One of the reasons the 1st Amendment gives protection to the free press is because they are supposed to be one of the most important checks against a tyrannical government. Independence and protection for journalists can be argued as one of the biggest reasons the United States has flourished for a quarter millenium. Project Veritas has been targeted by our government on multiple occasions they do not abide by the standing orders given to journalists that they must be supportive of progressive ideologies. While most major news outlets pander to the left willingly, offering cover for corrupt Democrats while seeking...
  • Biden DOJ Spied on Project Veritas Journalists with Sealed Search Warrants – Then Concealed Communications from Federal Judge (Video)

    03/22/2022 12:52:00 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 27 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 22, 2022 | Cristina Laila
    James O’Keefe on Tuesday revealed the Biden DOJ spied on Project Veritas journalists with sealed search warrants then concealed the communications from a federal judge. Project Veritas obtained legal documents from Microsoft Corporation revealing the DOJ obtained an extension on two sealed search warrants after a federal judge denied the Department’s efforts to “unsupervised and unfettered access to privileged emails and contacts of eight PV journalists.” According to O’Keefe, Judge Torres ruled that federal prosecutors must be supervised by a Special Master to protect the journalists’ First Amendment rights. The documents obtained by Project Veritas prove the DOJ went behind...
  • Microsoft investigates after Lapsus$ gang brags of Bing, Cortana code heist If boasts are legit, Windows giant will join Nvidia, Samsung, others as victims

    03/21/2022 8:16:49 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 15 replies
    The Register ^ | 3-21-22 | Jessica Lyons Hardcastle
    The Lapsus$ extortion gang briefly alleged over the weekend it had compromised Microsoft. The devil-may-care cyber-crime ring has previously boasted of breaking into Nvidia, Samsung, Ubisoft, and others. Its modus operandi is to infiltrate a big target's network, exfiltrate sensitive internal data, and then make demands to prevent the public release of this material – and perhaps just release some of it anyway. "We are aware of the claims and are investigating," a Microsoft spokesperson told The Register on Monday. On Saturday and Sunday, the crooks shared then deleted on Telegram screenshots suggesting they had broken into Microsoft's internal DevOps...
  • Feds Reportedly Investigating Barry Diller And David Geffen For Options Trades Ahead Of Microsoft-Activision Sale

    03/14/2022 7:07:19 AM PDT · by ptsal · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | march 08, 2022 | Mason Bissada
    The Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating whether moguls Barry Diller, David Geffen and Alexander von Furstenberg violated insider trading laws by buying Activision Blizzard options shortly before the video game company announced an acquisition by Microsoft, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday—but Diller says they didn’t have prior knowledge of the impending deal. [archived version]
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s son Zain dead at 26 [cerebral palsy]

    03/01/2022 8:30:17 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s son, Zain, died at age 26 on Monday following a lifelong battle with cerebral palsy, according to reports. The tech firm informed its top executives of Zain Nadella’s passing in an email. The message asked the executives to send their thoughts and prayers to the Nadella family. Nadella’s son — the eldest of his three children — experienced asphyxiation in utero and was born weighing just 3 pounds. Zain Nadella received care at Seattle Children’s Hospital for much of his life.
  • Microsoft says cyberattacks targeting Ukraine 'raise serious concerns' under Geneva Convention

    03/01/2022 10:54:58 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 20 replies
    CNN vis MSN ^ | 1 March 2022 | Brian Fung
    As hacking by nation-states has grown more pervasive in recent years, Microsoft has long called for the creation of a new Geneva Convention governing cyberspace. But now, for the first time, the tech giant appears to be suggesting that cyberattacks tied to the war in Ukraine could potentially be considered war crimes under existing international law. On Monday, Microsoft (MSFT) said that in the hours leading up to Russia's invasion, it detected a new form of "offensive and destructive" software targeting Ukrainian institutions. Microsoft also said it has observed a barrage of cyberattacks zeroing in on Ukraine's agricultural, commercial, finance...