Microsoft contractors listened to you through your Xbox
23 August 2019 | 1:02 pm
A number of contractors hired by Microsoft have come forward to reveal serious privacy issues involving the company’s gaming console. .According to statements obtained by Vice, the contractors were hired to review Xbox audio recordings, including unintentionally recorded conversations.
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Microsoft said hackers exploited a bug in its email server software, which affected organizations rather than private accounts.
4 Apr 2021
The Pentagon is looking to equip its soldiers with augmented reality technology. The US tech giant Microsoft is set to make nearly $22 billion from the deal.
8 Jul 2021
The Department of Defense is canceling a controversial $10 billion cloud computing contract that had been awarded to Microsoft (MSFT) over Amazon (AMZN) under the Trump administration. The department announced Tuesday that it is canceling the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract that was previously awarded to Microsoft. It will instead seek new solicitations for an updated Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC) contract from Amazon and Microsoft.
19 Jul 2021
Microsoft is giving staff $1,500 'pandemic bonus'
21 Jul 2021
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said China was "a major threat to our economic and national security." Four Chinese nationals were charged for the hack.
19 Jan 2022
Shares in Sony slumped more by than 10 percent in Tokyo on Wednesday on news of Microsoft's $75 billion deal to buy the video games maker Activision Blizzard. Investors fear the acquisition could mean popular titles like Call of Duty would be moved exclusively to Microsoft platforms. FRANCE 24's Business Editor Stephen Carroll examines the consequences of the deal for the companies involved, and their rivals.
23 Mar 2022
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9 Dec 2022
The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday sued to block Microsoft's planned $69 billion takeover of video game company Activision Blizzard, saying it could suppress competitors to Microsoft's Xbox game consoles and its growing games subscription business.
Microsoft says it is revamping its Bing search engine and Edge web browser with artificial intelligence akin to ChatGPT, in the hopes of making inroads into Google's dominance of online searches.
The proposed deal would be the largest in tech industry history, handing popular franchises Call of Duty, World of Warcraft and Candy Crash to Microsoft.
Microsoft has been trying to buy the game company Activision Blizzard with hits like "Call of Duty" since early 2022. But british antitrust regulators have blocked the deal.
European regulators have approved Microsoft's $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard, handing the technology giant a victory at a time when the deal is being challenged in other countries.
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