Two web security researchers recently published a study exposing the privacy problems related to using URL shorteners. Microsoft and Google already offer URL shortening services in many of their cloud services. The image above shows Google addresses found through short URLs associated with a single user in Austin, Texas.
Microsoft is seeking for a federal judge to rollback a law that allows courts to restrict tech companies from telling customers that the government has gone after their data. This is important since much of our lives are personally tied to our devices which are ultimately in the hands of these huge companies.
Women in Tech has become a real ‘hot button’ issue, the fact that Women in Tech account for a very low percentage of actual hires at the big companies, so when Microsoft hired some women to work an after party for the SF Game Developers conference you would think it was good, BUT….
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer purchased the LA Clippers for $2 billion dollars over the summer and is now beginning a new initiative to encourage all personnel, including players to switch from Apple products to Microsoft. Hit the jump for details.