(Adds detail on significance of Microsoft’s announcement, background on Microsoft products) By Diane Bartz and Nandita Bose WASHINGTON, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said in a blog post on Monday that it would honor California’s privacy law throughout the United States, expanding the impact of a strict set of rules meant to protect consumers and their data. Microsoft said in the post it was a “strong supporter” of the California Consumer Privacy Act, known as CCPA, which will go into effect on Jan. 1. The California law is widely expected to harm profits over the long term for technology companies, retailers, advertising firms and other businesses dependent on collecting consumer data to track users and increase sales. The law raised fears among companies of a rise in a patchwork of state laws and prompted efforts in Washington to write federal legislation that would pre-empt state efforts. In September, Reuters was first to report reut.rs/2X4zhp0 that … [Read more...] about UPDATE 3-Microsoft says it will follow California’s digital privacy law in U.S.
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London (CNN)Hillary Clinton has described the UK government's failure to publish a report on alleged Russian interference in British politics before December's general election as "inexplicable and shameful." In the UK on a book tour, the 2016 Democratic US presidential candidate said the government should release the report to give voters a full picture of how Russia seeks to influence western democracies. "I'm dumbfounded that this government won't release the report about Russian influence because every person who votes in this country deserves to see that report before your election happens," Clinton told the BBC on Tuesday. The unpublished report by the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) is at the center of a storm in the UK. CNN reported last week that the ISC heard warnings that Russia's influence reaches deep into the British establishment and not enough had been done to counter the threat. One witness described Russian influence as "potentially the most significant … [Read more...] about Clinton calls UK government ‘shameful’ for not publishing Russia report
If you are still using an iPhone 5, time may not be on your side.In a push notification to the devices, Apple is warning users of the older smartphone model that they will have to update their software by November 3 or be left unable to use a slew of internet services including web browsing, emails, iCloud and the application marketplace. Any iPhone 5 handsets that have not been updated to the latest software will be impacted by a GPS time configuration bug that first started affecting other devices back in April this year, an event dubbed a "mini Y2K" by tech website The Verge.Apple recently uploaded a support page to its website describing the incident, confirming all users should ensure their phones have been updated to show OS versions 9.3.6 or 10.3.4, 9to5Mac reported.The 2012-era smartphones are set to be impacted just before 12:00 a.m. (UTC) on Sunday. Any device that is not updated will lack an accurate GPS position, which is needed for a slew of applications and services to … [Read more...] about Some iPhones Will Lose Internet Connection Without Critical Update, Apple Says
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare update 1.08 has just released across PS4, Xbox One and PC. The small client-side patch makes spawn adjustments to Piccadilly and further nerfs the 725 shotgun following a larger decrease in effectiveness last week. Read the full patch notes below courtesy of a post on the game's official subreddit. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare update 1.08 Patch Notes GENERAL FIXES: More backend fixes to prevent crashes and improve stability across all modes and all platforms Riot Shield: Fix for a bug where a player using the Riot Shield would not take explosive damage during certain situations Fixed an issue where the Riot Shield would stow on the players back when using Stim. (Tactical) Footsteps Adjusted to always play walk footstep sounds when in ADS and crouch independent of speed Increased the speed in which you can remain using the walk footstep sounds by slightly pressing on the movement stick Challenges General fix for the UI and Challenge state … [Read more...] about ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’ Update 1.08 Fixes 725 & Piccadilly – Patch Notes
(Refiles to add Farage’s first name in para 2) * Brexit Party will not contest Conservative seats * Pound up 1% vs dollar; six-month high vs euro * Graphic: World FX rates in 2019 tmsnrt.rs/2egbfVh * Graphic: Trade-weighted sterling since Brexit vote tmsnrt.rs/2hwV9Hv By Elizabeth Howcroft LONDON, Nov 11 (Reuters) - The pound rose on Monday, hitting a six-month high versus the euro and strengthening as much as 1% against the dollar, after the Brexit Party said it would not contest previously Conservative held seats in the UK’s upcoming election. In a significant boost for Prime Minister Boris Johnson ahead of the Dec. 12 election, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said he did not want anti-Brexit parties to win, so was standing down candidates in seats won by the Conservatives in 2017. The pound rallied to as much as $1.2896 on the news, before easing to $1.2880. Versus the euro, the pound strengthened to its highest in six months, at 85.62 pence . “The Tories … [Read more...] about REFILE-UPDATE 2-Pound strengthens after Conservatives receive Brexit Party boost