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Microsoft: DuckDuckGo as Spying Proxy, Internet Explorer Dies, Windows Helps Organised Crime

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  • DuckDuckGo Not Totally Private: It Allows Microsoft Trackers

    If you’re concerned about Internet privacy and started using the DuckDuckGo browser or search engine with no concerns that your data wasn’t private, you’ll want to read on. While many people eschewed Google and Microsoft, opting for the privacy provided by DuckDuckGo, they’re not really in the clear. DuckDuckGo gets its search results from Microsoft’s Bing search engine, and it’s now come to light that DuckDuckGo doesn’t block Microsoft’s trackers.

  • RIP Internet Explorer: Microsoft's iconic browser is dying June 15 | PCWorld

    Microsoft said that it finally plans to end support for the standalone version of Internet Explorer in June 2022, though you'll have the option of enabling Internet Explorer Mode within Microsoft Edge.

  • Four in Five Data Breaches Attributed to Organized Crime [iophk: Windows TCO]

    The sharp spike in ransomware breaches is also concerning -- incidents stemming from ransomware have increased by 13 percent in a single year. The jump is greater than the combined percentage increase over the past five years combined. According to Verizon, while criminals look to leverage increasingly sophisticated forms of malware, it is ransomware that continues to prove particularly successful in exploiting and monetizing illegal access to private information.

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