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Microsoft Admits Disabling Anti-Virus Software For Windows 10 Users

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: Microsoft has admitted that it does temporarily disable anti-virus software on Windows PCs, following an competition complaint to the European Commission by a security company. In early June, Kaspersky Lab filed the complaint against Microsoft. The security company claims the software giant is abusing its market dominance by steering users to ... Read More »

Remember When You Called Someone and Heard a Song?

An anonymous reader shares a Motherboard article: If you were youngish in the early 2000s, you probably remember this phenomenon — calling a friend’s cell phone, and instead of hearing the the standard ring, you heard a pop song. Called ringback tones, this digital music fad allowed cell phone owners to subject callers to their own musical preference. Ringback tones ... Read More »

NSA Opens GitHub Account, Lists 32 Projects Developed By the Agency

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Hacker News: The National Security Agency (NSA) — the United States intelligence agency which is known for its secrecy and working in the dark — has finally joined GitHub and launched an official GitHub page. GitHub is an online service designed for sharing code amongst programmers and open source community, and so ... Read More »

Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Isolate a Network And Allow Data Transfer?

Futurepower(R) writes: What is the best way to isolate a network from the internet and prevent intrusion of malware, while allowing carefully examined data transfer from internet-facing computers? An example of complete network isolation could be that each user would have two computers with a KVM switch and a monitor and keyboard, or two monitors and two keyboards. An internet-facing ... Read More »