Amid the fury and furor from the Chinese government that the newer versions of Windows came with a secret backdoor, Microsoft have now announced the opening of their first Transparency Center. The software titan already had a program where governments could review the source code of its products, but the company has...

Like other large technology companies, Microsoft also squarely finds itself in the spotlight as part of the PRISM scandal. Recent reports have claimed that the company provided direct access to user accounts to the NSA (National Security Agency). The company explained its stance on this affair, saying that it does not...

The search engine giant took Redmond’s Scroogled campaign quite gracefully, but the same cannot be said of some fans of Google, who have got together and launcher their very own Anti-Microsoft effort. Dubbed MicroShafting, fans are using this campaign to ask users if they have been MicroShafted. They point out that...

Microsoft may finally be on the verge of a big win against its rival Google, as reports are coming in that the search engine giant is planning a major update to address recent privacy concerns. Google Wallet is the service in question, and the Mountain View-based titan looks all set to tweak the terms of service in...

A very interesting find by a researcher called Nadim Kobeissi. He found that a Microsoft application called Smartscreen will by default, inform Microsoft of every app downloaded and installed by every user. He claims that users are not informed about this even though they are given the option to disable SmartScreen...

So there has been a back and forth regarding Microsoft’s Windows Phone and location tracking services. Microsoft has sworn up and down ( to the U.S. House of Representatives) that: 1. User Choice and Control. Microsoft does not collect information to determine the approximate location of a device unless a user has...