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China to Microsoft: Continue XP Support or See a Rise in Pirated Windows 8

Plus: Microsoft takes steps to stop government censorship of Skype calls in China.

Dark Clouds: SharePoint Online Concerns Slowing IT Adoption

Microsoft says SharePoint customers are moving online but security, privacy and app compatibility are key barriers. A Redmond magazine reader survey suggests the transition will take time. Find out why.

Office 365 Getting Encrypted Messaging in 2014

Microsoft on Thursday announced that Office 365 Message Encryption -- a service that will encrypt e-mails being sent to an outside source -- will go live early next year.

Yahoo Announces Plans To Encrypt All User Data

Yahoo said that all data traveling through its datacenters will be encrypted by the end of the first quarter of 2014.

Microsoft Rights Management Service Now Available

Microsoft announced late last week that it is now offering its Rights Management Service commercially.

Windows Update Will Disable 'Broken' RC4 Encryption

Microsoft on Tuesday released an update that will disable the compromised RC4 stream cipher on Windows systems.

IE Fixes Are Top Priority for November's Patch Tuesday

Microsoft's monthly Security Update arrived today with three "critical" bulletin items and five "important" fixes -- all addressing 19 flaws in a number of Microsoft products and services.

IE 11 Includes Default Encryption Protection

Microsoft's Internet Explorer 11 browser supports the latest Transport Layer Security standard by default.

No Zero-Day Graphics Flaw Fix in Microsoft's November Patch

Microsoft sent word today that its monthly patch for November will contain three bulletin items rated "critical" and five "important" items.

Microsoft Warns of Zero-Day Graphics Flaw

According to Microsoft, attacks against victims in the Middle East and Asia are exploiting a zero-day flaw found in the Microsoft Graphics Component.

Windows XP Decline Stalls in October

The declining global market share of Windows XP seems to have stabilized in October.

NSA Allegedly Infiltrated Overseas Google and Yahoo Datacenters

According to documents that were released on Wednesday, both the National Security Agency (NSA) and the British Government Communications Headquarters tapped overseas datacenters used by both Yahoo and Google.

Microsoft Security Report: XP Won't Keep Users Safe

Microsoft's latest security report highlights the huge gap between Windows XP and Windows 8 infection rates.

Government Releases Draft Cybersecurity Framework

The goal of the document is to bring both the public and private sectors to the same level of security so that information pertaining to threats can be easily shared between the two.

Hybrid Clouds: What's Still Needed?

For hybrid cloud solutions to continue to find their footing in the enterprise, security features that enforce geographic jurisdictions should be a top priority.

Google Extending Chrome Support for Windows XP

Google plans to extend security and patch support for its Chrome browser running on Microsoft's Windows XP until April 2015.

Will Government Transparency Ease Surveillance Fears?

Some of the biggest privacy issues to come out of the PRISM reveal has stemmed the lack of communication from federal agencies.

Microsoft Celebrates 10 Years of Patch Tuesdays with 4 'Critical' Fixes

This month hits the 10-year anniversary of Microsoft's first monthly security update release. And in celebrating a decade of Patch Tuesdays, Redmond is gifting IT four bulletin items rated "critical" and four "important" for October's monthly rollout.

Adobe Hack Results in Stolen Source Code and Customer Data

Adobe alerted customers on Thursday that a breach by hackers has resulted in the loss of 2.9 million customers' personal data -- including user names, encrypted credit card information and passwords.

Former Microsoft Chief Privacy Officer: 'I Don't Trust Microsoft Now'

Casper Bowden said Microsoft is involved in a program that is anti-democratic.

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