Microsoft launches Defending Democracy Program to protect against hacking and misinformation

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/14/microsoft-defending-democracy-program/ Concern about Russian interference in both the US presidential election and the UK Brexit referendum highlighted the importance the internet now plays in political campaigns. But as well as … Read more

Google loses big ‘right to be forgotten’ case — and it could set an important precedent

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/13/right-to-be-forgotten-nt1-nt2/ A businessman with an historic criminal conviction has won his case against Google in a “right to be forgotten” lawsuit seeking to remove information about his conviction from search … Read more

It looks like there will be a new RTM build of Windows 10 as build 17134 is discovered

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/12/window-10-build-17134/ It had been thought that Build 17133 that rolled out to Windows Insiders was the RTM version of Windows 10 Spring Creators Update. But with the discovery of a … Read more

Privacy: Firefox for iOS now has tracking protection by default and new options for iPad users

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/12/firefox-ios-tracking-protection/ Mozilla has launched a new version of Firefox for iOS, and the big news is that it now has Tracking Protection turned on by default. It comes shortly after … Read more

Google is ready to roll out Gmail redesign, adding new features like Smart Reply and snooze

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/11/new-gmail-experience-snooze-smart-reply/ Google has emailed G Suite administrators, notifying them that a “fresh, clean look” is coming to Gmail in a redesign. Due to roll out to the Early Adopter Program … Read more

Microsoft discovers blocking bug and delays the release of Windows 10 Spring Creators Update

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/11/windows-10-spring-creators-update-delayed/ The next big update for Windows 10 has been delayed while Microsoft rushes to fix a newly-discovered bug. Known variously as Windows 10 version 1803, Cumulative Update for Windows … Read more

Apple hit with $0.5 billion bill for patent violation with FaceTime, iMessage and VPN on Demand

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/11/apple-virnetx-patent-violation/ Apple has been ordered to pay $502.6 million in damages after a federal jury in Eastern Texas found that the company had violated patents owned by VirnetX. The intellectual … Read more

In trying to clean up the dark web, Amber Rudd wants to throw money at the unpoliceable

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/11/amber-rudd-dark-web-clean-up/ The UK government is no stranger to confused attempts to try to control the internet. After voicing a desire to “combat” end-to-end encryption — despite not understanding it — … Read more

Watch Mark Zuckerberg testify before Senate about Facebook privacy at 2:15PM ET

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/10/mark-zuckerberg-facebook-senate-testimony/ After keeping something of a low profile for a while, Mark Zuckerberg has eventually started to address the Cambridge Analytica scandal. He was asked to testify before Congressional committees, … Read more

Congress releases Mark Zuckerberg’s prepared testimony ahead of Wednesday’s hearing

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/09/mark-zuckerberg-congress-testimony/ Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is due to testify before Congress on Wednesday, and ahead of this the House Energy and Commerce Committee has released his prepared statement. He talks … Read more