In this third issue of Tech Weekly, we feature news about Zoosk, Microsoft, Google, Twitter and Zoom.
Hackers sell over 73 million stolen user records on the dark web
A hacking group is selling over 73 million user records on the dark web, including 30 million from the dating site Zoosk.
Microsoft now protects Office 365 users against 'reply all' email storms
Microsoft might just save you the next time a less-than-attentive coworker starts a “reply all” email storm. It’s now rolling out (via ZDNet) an Exchange feature that protects Office 365 users worldwide against those barrages of unwanted messages. It’ll initially help large companies by blocking replies if there are 10 “reply all” messages sent to over 5,000 people within an hour. If that happens, the system will block subsequent replies for four hours and tell users to calm down.
White House said to be in talks with Intel, TSMC for US chip factories
The Trump administration hasn’t been shy about wanting to reduce its dependence on Asia for technology, and that might soon include the processors inside PCs and phones. Wall Street Journal sources say the White House is talking to Intel and TSMC about setting up US chip factories.
Zoom-based escape rooms are here for you and your friends or coworkers
The coronavirus pandemic has caused people to rely on digital entertainment like never before and companies are transforming their offerings to reach people staying indoors. That's why US-based Puzzle Break created a virtual escape room that challenges you and your friends or coworkers to solve your way out of it via a Zoom call.
Microsoft now blocks reply-all email storms to end our inbox nightmares
Microsoft is rolling out a new reply-all protection feature for Office 365 and Exchange Online. It’s designed to prevent email storms (reply allpocalypse), when hundreds or thousands of people start replying to an email thread after someone forgot to BCC everyone or a distribution list was misconfigured.
Twitter is testing a 'retweets with comments' counter
In addition, Twitter is also experimenting with a tabbed retweets page for Android devices.
Eric Schmidt reportedly left Google in February
Google's former CEO Eric Schmidt is said to have left the company in February, ending a 19-year involvement with the tech giant.
Zoom Security Gets a Boost With Keybase Acquisition
WELL, IT FINALLY happened: Defcon is canceled. Except, for real this time. The popular hacking conference and its sister event, Black Hat, have both been called off over Covid-19 concerns, meaning a long-standing meme has become reality. Don't worry; organizers have promised online sessions to make sure those bugs and vulnerabilities still see the light of day.
Microsoft launches Bing Wallpapers with new backgrounds each day
Microsoft has just dropped a brand new app called Bing Wallpapers, which brings daily wallpapers to Android devices. While Bing is hit-or-miss in terms of search results, one thing most users agree on is that the daily images it features are stunning.