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Secure your Microsoft account so it’s hard to get into

Popular Science: Keep your digital property safe. “If you’ve installed Windows 10 or 11, bought Microsoft Office, or set up an Outlook email address, chances are you have a Microsoft account. This hub ties together everything you do with Microsoft’s software, from Microsoft Edge to OneDrive. With so much important digital data inside this account,… Continue Reading

How to run Windows on your Mac computer

CNET: “Even Mac users completely satisfied with their computers may have times when they need to run Windows. Maybe they need to run software that’s only available on Windows. But whatever the reason, Apple makes it surprisingly easy to run Windows on your Mac. If you have an Intel-based Mac with enough storage, and the… Continue Reading

How to Get Free Microsoft Office for Students

Make Use Of: “Microsoft Office is the most widely used suite of office tools. It includes a word processor, a spreadsheet program, a presentation program, and several other tools. The company also sells different plans designed for non-profit, business, or personal usage. If you are a school administrator, teacher, or student, you might be eligible… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, December 11, 2021

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, December 11, 2021 – Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly… Continue Reading

Video calls can be a pain for hybrid offices. Tech companies say relief is coming.

Washington Post – “Zoom, Google, Microsoft and others say new features and tools will help improve the headaches of hybrid work meetings…As workers brace for a hybrid environment in the long run, makers of some of the most commonly used video conferencing tools are hoping their latest updates and those yet to come will address… Continue Reading

You Are the Object of a Secret Extraction Operation

New York Times Opinion, Dr. Shoshana Zuboff, professor emeritus at Harvard Business School and the author of The Age of Surveillance Capitalism –  “Facebook is not just any corporation. It reached trillion-dollar status in a single decade by applying the logic of what I call surveillance capitalism — an economic system built on the secret… Continue Reading

Microsoft is going password-free for consumer accounts

Washington Post: “You’ve got a lot of passwords to keep track of for your online bank account, insurance company, social media profiles and even your kid’s school software. But starting today, your Microsoft account doesn’t have to be one of them. The company said Wednesday that it is officially retiring written passwords for personal accounts,… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, August 15, 2021

Via LLRX – Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish… Continue Reading

Can Differential Privacy Save the Census?

An interview by MarkUp’s Editor-in-Chief Julia Angwin: “…What is  differential privacy and how does it work? I spoke this week with one of its inventors, Cynthia Dwork. She is the Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard Paulson School of Engineering, the Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and… Continue Reading