Tech giant Microsoft spent $1B on data centers and cloud tech in Europe, evidence of the escalating arms race with Amazon.com and others to build a worldwide network of on-demand computing tools.
Privacy advocates say the revelation that Yahoo might have spied on all of its users' emails on behalf of the feds underscores the need for by-default end-to-end encryption for electronic communications.
Most companies that build backdoors into their products create them in order to help their customers, enabling remote tech assistance. But good intentions do not provide protection.
Microsoft says it has exhausted its supply of its Band 2 fitness tracker and isn't producing more to replace them, indicating that the end may be near for the wearable health trackers.
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