Microsoft is launching a ‘plasmabot’ to encourage people who recovered from the virus to donate their plasma as a possible treatment

Microsoft’s head of research, Peter Lee, believes that plasma from recovered Covid-19 patients could help sick people and protect protection to frontline workers while a vaccine is developed. Tech BEST DEAL UPDATE:

U.S. probe unable to rule out White House influence on JEDI contract awarded to Microsoft, not Amazon

The Pentagon’s inspector general on Wednesday said it could not determine whether the White House influenced the award of a $ 10 billion contract to Microsoft Corp over Amazon after several officials said their conversations were privileged “presidential communications.” Reuters: … Read more…

Facebook, Reddit, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube issue joint statement on misinformation

In an unprecedented move to reassure customers and flag the potential for misinformation about COVID-19 on their platforms, all of the major social media companies and their parent corporations issued a joint statement on their efforts. Last week, U.S Chief … Read more…

Apple, Microsoft, Google look to move production away from China. That’s not going to be easy

With the U.S.-China trade war last year and the outbreak of the new coronavirus, American technology firms have looked to move production from China. But that won’t be easy. International: Top News And Analysis SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to … Read more…

Microsoft says Russian hackers launching new cyberattacks against anti-doping agencies

Russian hackers are targeting anti-doping organizations after the country was banned from the 2020 Olympics, according to a new report. Microsoft said this week that it has been tracking cyberattacks from a group known to be linked to Russia, known … Read more…

Iran-linked group tried to hack U.S. 2020 presidential campaigns, Microsoft says

The hack targeted email addresses belonging to U.S. presidential campaigns, government officials and journalists, according to new data unveiled by Microsoft. Microsoft linked the hack to the Iranian government and said more than 2,700 attempts were made to identify email … Read more…

Coalition Pressures Amazon, Microsoft, and Google to Keep Facial Recognition Surveillance Away From Government

A coalition of more than 85 activist groups sent letters to Microsoft, Amazon, and Google pressuring them not to sell their facial surveillance technology to the government. In its letters sent Jan. 15, the coalition–which comprises groups including the American … Read more…