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From now on, Firefox users will receive a warning if they’re about to visit a recently breached website, which is a notable improvement in the cybersecurity department. In September, Firefox Monitor was launched, which is a nice way to find out whether a particular email address was involved in a breach. Users are also given the option of signing up to an email alerting service which allows them to be alerted whenever their credentials were

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Microsoft is in the process of acquiring XOXCO, an AI and bot development house. The exact numbers of the deal are not yet known at this time. Since 2013, XOXCO has been working on conversational AI technology. One of its projects is Howdy.ai, the first chatbot for Slack that allowed for setting up a meeting. It assists you with creating bots for: – Marketing – Work chat – Customer support Prior to acquiring them, Microsoft

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As of the 13th of November 2018, Microsoft is rolling out Windows Server 2019. The updated version promises to include a range of fixes for problems that were discovered in the previous one, including the ones regarding data loss. If you want to give it a shot, you can download the latest version from Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC). The release also means that customers who have been waiting to deploy Exchange Server 2019 (having

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According to Forrester Research, robotics, AI, and IoT will play a key role in the digital transformation trends of 2019. Here are the key takeaways: Enterprises will be looking to optimise the costs In 2019, enterprises will focus their digital transformation efforts to further reduce costs. This includes: – Launching digital products – Process automation – Redirecting customers to digital channels AI will be the backbone of progress In 2018, AI was surely put to

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About three weeks ago, hackers started exploiting the zero-day cybersecurity vulnerability found in the WP GDPR Compliance plugin, a popular choice for WordPress users. The vulnerability has since been patched by the developers, but you should not hesitate to update it to version 1.4.3. The WP GDPR Compliance plugin, as the name itself suggests, was designed to help your website become GDPR compliant. With more than 100,000 downloads, it’s one of the most commonly downloaded

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Trusted Reviews Awards have chosen the best UK mobile network in 2018, and the reward goes to Vodafone UK! Since the competitive market is quite fierce, it’s quite an achievement to receive such an honour – and to do so two times in a row. The following networks were competing for the title of Mobile Network of the Year 2018 award: – Vodafone UK – Q2 – Three – EE Securing the award for the

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The new Microsoft Windows test build, titled 19H1, will have new features for users to explore. Let’s take a brief look at what it brings to the table. Starting off, we have the Windows Defender Application Guard for Microsoft Edge. With the new changes, it will be possible to manage access to your cameras and microphones while browsing, allowing you to retain full control over what’s being transmitted to the web. Microsoft has also made

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Kaizala, Microsoft’s WhatsApp-like application, will become free of charge for commercial Microsoft Office 365 customers. Originally, Kaizala was a productivity tool for the Indian market. Since then, however, Microsoft has broadened its distribution, and now, the pro version has become available worldwide for no additional fee if you have the commercial package. Whether you’re an Android or an iOS user, you can download the app from the official app store. If you don’t have the

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Back in July, Walmart and Microsoft announced a partnership that would include Walmart committing to use Microsoft AI, Microsoft Azure, and Microsoft 365 to modernise its operations. As of the 5th of November, they’re expanding their partnership even more. As a part of the extension, Walmart will be expanding their Innovation Hub that’s located in Austin, Texas. Moreover, they will be migrating thousands of business apps to Microsoft Azure. According to company officials, they will

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Santosh Devaraj, the head of Secure Logic, has raised a concern that the Australian lawmakers should follow the examples of California and the UK and make a stand against insecure IoT devices. In September, California passed a law that requires each manufactured IoT device to have a unique set of login credentials. Last month, the UK also made a move in the right direction by issuing a set of guidelines for IoT device manufacturers to

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