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Google+ to close down earlier than planned after another data leak is discovered

We already knew that Google+ is closing down, but following the discovery of a second data leak, Google has announced that it is bringing the closure forward. The company has revealed that a bug in the Google+ API exposed the data of 52.5 million users, and as a result it is expediting the shutdown. Previously …

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Microsoft confirms you will be able to use Chrome extensions in Edge

The news that Microsoft is going to create a Chromium-based version of its Edge browser has been met with a mixed reaction, but there is some good news for users. The company has confirmed that the adoption of Chromium means that Edge will support Chrome extensions. Microsoft Edge has been much maligned for its lack …

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Microsoft says it is time for government regulation of facial recognition

Facial recognition is becoming more widely used in both general computing and in the wider world. Smartphones and computers can be unlocked with your face, but the technology is also used for security and policing purposes. While most uses are legitimate and helpful, there is scope for abuse. Microsoft thinks it is time for regulation …

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You may be happy about Microsoft’s adoption of Chromium, but Mozilla thinks it is bad for competition

After the rumors, confirmation came from Microsoft that it plans to move its Edge browser from the EdgeHTML engine to Chromium. Reaction from users has been largely positive, but it’s not the same story across the technology industry as a whole. While Google is understandably happy about the change, the CEO of Mozilla, Chris Beard, …

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Microsoft confirms plans to use open source Chromium to develop Edge

Just a couple of days ago, news crept out about Microsoft’s project Anaheim — a Chromium-based web browser said to be a replacement for Microsoft Edge. This understandably generated a great deal of interest… So much, in fact, that Microsoft has been compelled to speak out and confirm what its plans are. Microsoft says that …

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Google to kill off Allo as the company streamlines messaging in its own unique way

There has been a great deal of speculation recently about what Google’s plans are for dealing with its plethora of messaging tools. There had been suggestions that Hangouts could be for the chop, but now Google has spoken out to say that this is not — quite — the case, and in fact it is …

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Windows Lite, anyone? Microsoft said to be working on yet another cut-down version of Windows

Microsoft has already had a stab at a cut-down version of its famous operating system in the form of Windows RT and Windows 10 S… and it seems that the company is looking to have a third try. References have been spotted in the code of Windows 10 to “PRODUCT_LITE” — apparently a reference to …

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Privacy-focused DuckDuckGo finds Google personalizes search results even for logged out and incognito users

You might well expect that if you perform a Google search while signed into your Google account that the results will be tailored according to what that company has learned about you over the years. But what about when you’re not signed into your account? A study carried out by the privacy-centric search engine DuckDuckGo …

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These are the best apps, games, music, movies and more of 2018… according to Apple

The end of the year approaches and so the “best of” lists start to emerge. Jumping on the bandwagon is Apple, providing us with a lengthy list of the best apps, games, music, podcasts, TV shows, and just about everything else digital you can think of. The charts have not been compiled by simply calculating …

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Hate Edge? Microsoft may be ready to move on to a Chromium-based browser

If Microsoft isn’t careful, it is going to start getting through web browsers faster than Google gets through messaging tools. Having moved on from Internet Explorer to Edge, the company is now said to be looking to transition to a Chromium-based browser for Windows 10. It’s fair to say that Edge hasn’t won itself too …

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