Microsoft issues statement distancing itself from ICE’s separation of children from parents

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/06/19/microsoft-ice-child-separation/ The separating of children from parents at the US southern border has created international outrage — and lots of rhetoric from President Trump on Twitter. When Microsoft removed from … Read more

Microsoft strengthens its education offerings by acquiring video discussion platform Flipgrid — and makes it free

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/06/18/microsoft-acquires-flipgrid/ Microsoft has acquired Flipgrid, a social video discussion platform used in classrooms around the world. The acquisition strengthens Microsoft’s educational offerings and helps it to better compete with rivals … Read more

Researchers develop SafeSpec to overcome vulnerabilities like Spectre and Meltdown

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/06/16/safespec-meltdown-spectre-fix/ Computer scientists from the University of California, the College of William and Mary, and Binghamton University have published a paper detailing a new “design principle” that avoids speculative execution … Read more

CVE-2018-3665: Floating Point Lazy State Save/Restore vulnerability affects Intel chips

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/06/14/floating-point-lazy-state-save-restore-vulnerability/ There has been something of a spate of chip vulnerability discoveries recently, and now another one has emerged. Known as Floating Point Lazy State Save/Restore, the security flaw (CVE-2018-3665) … Read more

Privacy: Facebook advertisers must warn users if ads are targeted because of data they purchased

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/06/13/facebook-data-broker-rules/ The fall out from the Cambridge Analytica scandal continues for Facebook, and the social media giant is busy trying to repair its somewhat tattered reputation. The latest measures see … Read more

Dixons Carphone suffers two major security breaches exposing customers’ bank card details and personal information

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/06/13/dixons-carphone-security-breach/ Another week, another cyberattack. This time around, it’s the Dixons Carphone group which says it has fallen victim to not one but two major breaches. The bank card details … Read more

Google doubles down on Chrome extension security by blocking inline installations

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/06/12/google-blocks-inline-chrome-extension-installation/ At the moment there are a couple of ways to install Chrome extensions — either via the Chrome Web Store as Google would prefer, or via an inline installation … Read more