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Last month, Microsoft took the unprecedented step of canceling Patch Tuesday, the company's monthly release of security fixes for its large stable of software products. The move meant that customers had to wait 28 days to receive updates that fixed vulnerabilities that allowed hackers to completely hijack computers and networks.
After being in beta since November, Microsoft Teams is now available to anyone with a suitable Office 365 subscription.
Google is once again dropping the same bomb on Microsoft – disclosing a vulnerability publicly after the company failed to patch it in time.
The Redmond software giant was expected to a send a security update on Patch Tuesday last week. However, it failed to do so and said that the updates will now be released “as part of the planned March Update Tuesday,” on March 14, 2017 – a whole month after they were supposed to go live.
Privacy fears abound with Windows 10, with individuals and privacy groups continually questioning the company's motives in gathering user data. The threat of a court case in Switzerland resulted in Microsoft making changes to Windows -- in addition to the privacy changes it had already made.
But for European privacy watchdogs, the latest batch of changes are still not enough. The Article 29 Working Party voices concern about the settings that are in place by default, the lack of control users are given over data collection, and a general lack of transparency.
Git, the open source distributed version control system created by Linus Torvalds to handle Linux's decentralized development model, is being used for a rather surprising project: Windows.