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The latest headlines about the tech world. This is the featured news that reaches the frontpage of Lunarsoft.

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Google faces lawsuit for tracking private internet use

On Tuesday a lawsuit began where  Google was sued in a proposed class action accusing the internet search company of illegally invading the privacy of millions of users by pervasively tracking their internet use through browsers set in “private” mode. The lawsuit seeks at least $5 billion, accusing the Alphabet Inc unit of surreptitiously collecting information about what people view online and where they...

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Windows 10 May 2020 aka 2004 released!

The Windows 10 May 2020 Update has started to become available to customers around the world as a free update. Since the beginning of this year, we have seen the world significantly change all around us. People, families and businesses are adjusting to new ways of working, learning and connecting. For many, our dining rooms have become home offices, our living rooms have turned...

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Windows 10 will be getting a package manager WinGet

We are thrilled to announce the Windows Package Manager preview! Using a simple command, WinGet! If you’re already familiar with what a package manager is, feel free to skip this paragraph. If you’re still reading, you’re going to love this! A package manager is designed to help you save time and frustration. Essentially, it is a set of software tools that help you automate...

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Facebook acquiring Giphy raises alarms with Congress

With Facebook acquiring Giphy, a bipartisan group of senators are sounding the antitrust enforcement alarm Friday over Facebook’s newly announced acquisition of Giphy, a GIF-making and sharing website. On Friday, Facebook announced that it would acquire Giphy for the reported price of $400 million. Giphy is one of the largest GIF sites on the internet and social media and messaging services like Twitter, Tinder,...

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Google issues critical security warning for 2 billion users

Google revealed a critical security vulnerability in Chrome last weeks but remained tight-lipped about what exactly had gone wrong. We now have an idea, and critical is putting it lightly. Sophos security researcher Paul Duckling wrote in a blog post that the fix in Chrome version 81.0.4044.113 patches a vulnerability that lets attackers avoid Chrome’s usual security checks. It also bypasses what Duckling calls...

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Netflix brings better streaming experience using TLS 1.3

At Netflix, we are obsessed with the best streaming experiences. We want playback to start instantly and to never stop unexpectedly in any network environment. We are also committed to protecting users’ privacy and service security without sacrificing any part of the playback experience. To achieve that, we are efficiently using ABR (adaptive bitrate streaming) for a better playback experience, DRM (Digital Right Management)...

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Linux files integration in File Explorer coming to Windows 10

Linux files integration has appeared in a Windows 10 Insider build into the built-in File Explorer. Previously they revealed plans to ship a full Linux kernel in Windows 10. A new Linux icon will be available in the left-hand navigation pane in File Explorer, providing access to the root file system for any distros that are installed in Windows 10. The icon that will...

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Cloudflare moves from reCaptcha to hCaptcha

A recent Cloudflare blog talks about their decision to move to hCaptcha. We recently migrated the CAPTCHA provider we use from Google’s reCAPTCHA to a service provided by the independent hCaptcha. We’re excited about this change because it helps address a privacy concern inherent to relying on a Google service that we’ve had for some time and also gives us more flexibility to customize...

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After years of Google Chrome, Firefox beats Chrome

In this, an MSN blogger will talk about how his experiences with Firefox have lead him to feel that Firefox beats Chrome. Yesterday I used Google Chrome to download the newly released Firefox 74 and I don’t want to switch back. Let me back track a little. I used to be a Netscape Navigator guy, then I moved to Internet Explorer and enjoyed those...

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Google admits to more Chrome tracking

Google openly admits user suspicions about Chrome tracking. Google has stopped claiming that an identifier it uses internally to track experimental features and variations in its Chrome browser contains no personally identifiable information. In February, Arnaud Granal, a software developer who works on a Chromium-based browser called Kiwi, claimed the X-client-data header, which Chrome sends to Google when a Google webpage has been requested,...