All Articles by Rene Ritchie

Apple, Google, Microsoft increasingly defying U.S. government, informing customers of data demands

Apple, Google, Microsoft increasingly defying U.S. government, informing customers of data demands

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If the government demands your personal, private email or other data, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Apple, and others are reportedly taking steps to notify you faster and more frequently than they did in the past. That's putting them at odds with prosecutors who believe such notifications can interfere with ongoing investigations and evidence gathering. The Washington Post: Fueling...

Microsoft issues warning about limited, targeted attack vulnerability in Internet Explorer

Microsoft issues warning about limited, targeted attack vulnerability in Internet Explorer

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Microsoft has issued a security advisory for Internet Explorer due to a "zero-day" limited, targeted attack vulnerability it's found "in the wild". Versions of IE include Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 9, Internet Explorer 10, and Internet Explorer 11. "Zero day" means it came without warning and "in the wild" means it's already being...