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A Microsoft font could take down the Pakistani PM in corruption probe – USA TODAY

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.(Photo: AP) The corruption investigation into Pakistan’s prime minister may boil down to a font. The Microsoft typeface Calibri is now a key piece of evidence in the case against Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after investigators found it was used in documents dated to 2006. The problem? The font wasn’t readily available until a year later, the probe found. The discovery came to light as a Supreme…

Animal rights? Monkey selfie case may undo evolution of the Internet – Ars Technica

Saturday, July 15, 2017

reader comments 58 Going on two years now, an Indonesian macaque monkey named Naruto, represented by his self-appointed lawyers from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has been trying to claim ownership of the selfies he took of himself with a camera he swiped from a British nature photographer in the jungle of the Tangkoko reserve. This issue is no laughing matter, regardless of how bizarre it seems….

This CEO’s Viral Email is a Master Class in Great Leadership – Inc.com

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Discussing mental health at work just got a little less taboo. It’s all thanks to a conversation sparked by an email one CEO wrote that went viral. Washington Post called it the “mental health email shared ’round the world.” In case you missed it, here’s how it all went down. Olark developer Madalyn Parker sent an email to her team letting them know she was taking a couple sick days…

Vote Fraud Commission Releases Public Comments, Email Addresses And All – NPR

Saturday, July 15, 2017

The presidential commission investigating alleged election fraud has released 112 pages of unredacted emails of public comment, raising further privacy concerns amid a legal challenge to the panel’s request for sensitive voter data. In many cases, the emails, which are largely critical and often mocking of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity led by Vice President Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, contain expletives as well as…

Esri, Microsoft Collaborate on Artificial Intelligence Initiative – Government Technology

Saturday, July 15, 2017

(TNS) — Redlands tech company is a part of a huge artificial intelligence initiative announced this week by Microsoft. Esri and Microsoft are collaborating on grants to make their resources available to conservationists to process data from wetlands and other endangered locations, according to a news release. Esri is wrapping up its annual User Conference in San Diego, which attracts leading tech companies from around the world, especially those that…

Microsoft Has Just Decided To Gut Business Software Investment In US GDP – Forbes

Saturday, July 15, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 10: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gives the ‘Vision Keynote’ speech during a Microsoft Inspire event at the Verizon Center on July 10, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Microsoft has announced its new pricing plans for Office 365 and various packages containing Windows 10 and so on–this is going to gut business software investment as a percentage of gross domestic product, a number…

Private Email of Top U.S. Russia Intelligence Official Hacked … – Foreign Policy (blog)

Saturday, July 15, 2017

On Tuesday morning, a hacker going by the name Johnnie Walker sent a group email to an unknown number of recipients claiming to have a trove of emails from the private account of a U.S. intelligence official. “The U.S. State Department officer’s email has been hacked,” the email announced, and included at least two years’ worth of personal emails from the private Gmail account of a State Department official working…

Microsoft: On Cloud 9? – Seeking Alpha

Saturday, July 15, 2017

by Catherine Leona Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) cloud service, Azure, not only wants to bring more agility and speed to your work and daily life, it also aims to embed intelligence into it — whether adding new layers of analysis to your business presentation or comparing your golf grip and swing performance with that of PGA professionals. While many cloud services promise to make information management more flexible and snappier, smarter…

The “How Does a Community Internet Organizer Work?” Transcript – Slate Magazine

Friday, July 14, 2017

Nucera: Well, yes. It can also potentially harm and further criminalize people who are already often criminalized. When you think about a neighborhood, for instance, that is maybe facing some crime or whatever but is in the midst of this real estate change, the open data about that neighborhood can shift the opportunities those residents have. As we dove into it, that’s what we asked the Digital Justice Coalition to…

Chinese Citizens Evade Internet Censors to Remember Liu Xiaobo – New York Times

Friday, July 14, 2017

“It must be to mark the exit of a hero,” one Weibo user wrote. “The heavens are also moved.” “Heaven is watching,” wrote a WeChat user, suggesting that China was being judged by a higher power for its treatment of Mr. Liu. The activist, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010, had been sentenced to 11 years for his efforts to promote democracy. Advertisement Continue reading the main story…

Computer Scientists Demonstrate The Potential For Faking Video – NPR

Friday, July 14, 2017

An update from the Wild Wild West of fake news technologies: A team of computer scientists have figured out how to make words come out of the mouth of former President Barack Obama — on video — by using artificial intelligence. If you’ve been on the Internet at any point in the last year, there’s a good chance you’ve come across fake news articles. Well, soon enough we may see…

Microsoft Just Released an App that Destroys Barriers for the Blind – Inc.com

Friday, July 14, 2017

Businesses routinely apply artificial intelligence with the goal of simple convenience. But sometimes, AI means changing lives in wildly positive ways, removing hurdles and dangers individuals face. That’s 100 percent the case with the Seeing AI app, just released to all IOS users this week from Microsoft. What the program does As Dave Smith of Business Insider reports, the new, completely free app is the brainchild of Saquib Shaikh, a…

Microsoft Is Bringing Skype to Somewhere It’s Never Been Before – Fortune

Friday, July 14, 2017

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Trump Lawyer Marc Kasowitz Will Apologize After Sending Email Threats – New York Times

Friday, July 14, 2017

Mr. Kasowitz’s spokesman, Michael Sitrick, has said the ProPublica story was false. But on Wednesday night, the unidentified man sent Mr. Kasowitz’s law firm an email with the subject line “Resign Now.” Advertisement Continue reading the main story The email writer wrote that while he did not know Mr. Kasowitz, he believed that “no good can come” from the lawyer’s efforts to defend Mr. Trump. Newsletter Sign Up Continue reading…

Microsoft Is Bringing Skype to Somewhere It’s Never Been Before – Fortune

Friday, July 14, 2017

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This could be Microsoft’s future USB-C Surface connector – The Verge

Friday, July 14, 2017

Microsoft is creating a Surface USB-C dongle for existing devices, but the software giant also appears to be preparing a USB-C Surface connector for its future laptops and tablets. In a patent filing, spotted by MSPoweruser, Microsoft reveals it’s working on a version of its Surface connector port that will work with existing USB-C devices. The patent, filed by Surface designer Jan Raken, describes a solution that will maintain Microsoft’s…

Microsoft kills off the Windows 8 smartphone as it officially ends support for handsets – Daily Mail

Friday, July 14, 2017

Experts say firm is mulling a new surface Phone in the future Firm has build versions of key apps for Apple and Google’s software platforms Has concentrated on cloud service and apps in latest reorganisation By Afp Published: 15:46 EDT, 13 July 2017 | Updated: 19:48 EDT, 13 July 2017 e-mail Microsoft has ended support for its Windows 8 smartphones, as the US tech giant focuses on other segments, amid…

Microsoft gets OK for buying green power outside Puget Sound Energy – Seattle Times

Friday, July 14, 2017

Microsoft will bypass Puget Sound Energy to secure carbon-free power on wholesale markets under an agreement that state regulators approved Thursday. This electricity will continue to be delivered through PSE transmission lines, and supply 80 percent of Microsoft’s Puget Sound power demand. The settlement approved by the state Utilities and Transportation Commission marks a major change in the relationship between PSE, the state’s largest energy utility, and a software giant…

Microsoft Is Bringing Skype to Somewhere It’s Never Been Before – Fortune

Friday, July 14, 2017

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