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Enforcement of the GDPR Regulation will begin this May 25. Are you ready? If not, Microsoft offers some information-protection solutions to help your organization identify, classify, and protect your data. The tools track your adherence to the regulations, ensure you’re able to identify sensitive data, and can prevent that data from escaping your organization via email, etc. While this article focuses on GDPR policy management, the info also applies to other regulations (e.g. HIPAA). The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European Union (EU) regulation designed to protect the personally identifiable information of a citizen of the EU. This data includes name, home address, e-mail, even things like IP addresses and photos. The regulation gives members of the EU the right "to be forgotten" which means their data must be purged from your system. However, this regulation is not only limited to companies in the EU. U.S. businesses with customers in the EU are also required to comply. Failure to do so may result in a penalty of twenty million Euros, or 4 percent of your worldwide annual revenue for the prior fiscal year, whichever is higher. Find out more on OUR FORUM.

It seems that the latest Windows 10 update broke the option to “Disable full screen optimizations” that was supposed to fix stuttering and FPS drops. Thankfully, a user posted on Reddit the solution on how to enable it back. The user says that it’s not very clear why Microsoft keeps doing this, but the conclusion is that such actions make Windows 10 less likable. Here are the instructions as posted on Reddit to fix the issue: Find your league executable. Quickest way is to open task manager with a custom match open, right click the League of Legends with the old logo, and open file location. Right click and go to Properties. Tab to the Compatibility tab, and “enable” disable full screen optimizations. Exit the game, you will see the effect of the change next time you load into a match. Another Reddit user notes an interesting thing, saying that by “Unchecking Windows Settings > Gaming > Game Bar > show game bar when I play full-screen games Microsoft has verified and record clips, screenshots…disables this effect globally (all games and apps that run on exclusive fullscreen).” The user notes two essential things. For starters, it looks like this effect only works with verified Windows games, probably games, and apps purchased from the Microsoft Store; therefore League might not be affected at all.

Microsoft recently announced that the company has started testing SameSite cookies in Windows 10 for web browsers. The latest preview build released for Windows Insiders comes with SameSite cookies support. The SameSite cookies support for Windows 10 basically adds an additional layer of security to the operating system. Microsoft explains that SameSite cookies would protect users against cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks on Windows 10. Microsoft is bringing this feature to both Edge browser and Internet Explorer with the future updates. The SameSite cookies is apparently the best way to protect systems against cross-site timing and cross-site information-leakage attacks. “Historically, sites such as example.com that make “cross-origin” requests to other domains such as microsoft.com have generally caused the browser to send microsoft.com’s cookies as part of the request,” Microsoft said in a blog post. Interestingly, if you’re running an older version of Windows 10 operating system, Microsoft has got you covered as well. Microsoft will be rolling out the feature to the browsers soon and it will be backported to older versions of Windows 10... read more on our Forum

 

We reported recently on a leak which suggested Microsoft will soon release a Surface tablet in the $400 range. Now more information has come to light regarding the tablet, via WindowsUnited.de.  They report the low-cost tablet will be aimed at education and will feature an Intel processor. The first bit is of course not surprising – we know Microsoft has been focusing increasingly on the education market as a growth area. With its similarities to the enterprise market, Microsoft’s solutions are easily transferable, and Microsoft has the benefit of inducting students into Microsoft services while they are still young, rather than losing them early to Apple and Google. The second bit of news is more surprising. The benefits of a Snapdragon ARM processor would seem ideal for the education market – those being low cost, long battery life, instant-on devices and more.  WindowsUnited reports that the decision to go with Intel over ARM was based on feedback from existing Snapdragon devices which have just entered the market. While they work perfectly with UWP apps, they still struggle with win32 x86 apps, with inexplicable crashes and poor performance. Ultimately Microsoft did not want to tarnish the Surface brand with the poor Windows on ARM experience. More on this can be found on OUR FORUM.
 

Microsoft and Kymeta have teamed up to build “always connected” patrol and tactical vehicles designed to help law enforcement agencies and first responders communicate in the field. Microsoft built a pair of demo Chevy SUVs outfitted with Kymeta’s KyWay satellite terminal — the white panel on top of the car in the photo — as well as integration with Microsoft’s Azure Cloud services, Windows and other hardware and software. The alliance turns these vehicles into data centers on wheels, essentially, able to facilitate communications no matter how remote a location and quickly upload images and video to the cloud. “Microsoft’s Azure cloud-based services can be locally replicated in a deployed environment such as a patrol vehicle, firehouse or command post, and can significantly enhance the capabilities of first responders and defense users, especially when using drones, robots, and IoT devices. Combined with Microsoft Artificial Intelligence tools, this forms the intelligent edge, enabled by Microsoft and Kymeta,” said Scott Montgomery, senior industry solution manager, Microsoft. “This is a huge leap forward provided by the combined Microsoft-Kymeta solution, using Kymeta’s advanced flat-panel satellite antenna technology to enable reliable mobile communications, in a way that has never been done before.” Want more visit OUR FORUM.

Security researchers from Pangu Lab, a well-known company that provides iOS jailbreaks, said on Monday that they have found a vulnerability that they believe affects around 10% of all iOS apps. Researchers described the issue —which they named ZipperDown— as "a common programming error, which leads to severe consequences such as data overwritten and even code execution in the context of affected apps." Pangu Lab said it created an automated scan rule to search for ZipperDown in iOS apps. Researchers found that 15,978 out of the total of 168,951 iOS apps they scanned appeared to be impacted by the ZipperDown vulnerability, although, apps need to be manually inspected to confirm that they are affected. The list of vulnerable apps also includes several high-profile iOS apps that have more than 100 million users, such as Weibo, MOMO, NetEase Music, QQ Music, and Kwai. For more visit OUR FORUM.

 

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