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IronBox wants to make email encryption seamless

While revelations from Edward Snowden and others have led to people worrying about the security of their digital correspondence, actually securing email is a harder task. Many of the tools that have been created for that purpose can be difficult to use, or hard to understand. IronBox wants to help. The Redmond-based security startup announced… Read More

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Communication hub: Skype officially integrated with Outlook.com

Outlook.com users who want to make Skype phone calls without opening up another app can now do so from their email hub. Starting today, Outlook.com officially rolled out Skype integration for all customers in North America, allowing users to call or message Skype contacts from inside the Outlook.com interface. Users can link their Skype accounts to Outlook.com… Read More

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Report: Microsoft allowed NSA to bypass encryption for access to Outlook emails, Skype conversations

Throughout the year, Microsoft has lambasted Google and accused them of shady privacy policies via its “Scroogled” campaign. But now, new top-secret documents given to The Guardian by Edward Snowden shows how it was actually Microsoft allowing the NSA and FBI access to user data from platforms like Outlook, SkyDrive and Skype. Microsoft and other tech giants… Read More

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Hotmail is officially toast, but Microsoft says Outlook.com is on fire

Microsoft today announced that the migration from Hotmail to the new Outlook.com is officially complete and that there are now more than 400 million active Outlook accounts. The Redmond software giant also said that 125 million that are accessing email, calendar and contacts on a mobile device using Exchange ActiveSync. Back in February, Microsoft added 1.5 million new… Read More

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Microsoft ending anti-Google ‘Scroogled’ ad campaign

It looks like Microsoft is done bashing Google — for now. Late last week, Microsoft’s Director of Search Stefan Weitz told California’s KQED that the company’s “Scroogled” campaign is “about finished.” Back in November, Microsoft attacked Google’s new shopping advertising model and they even created a new word and website to prove it. Then early… Read More

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$100 a year for Office: Microsoft unveils subscription rates

Microsoft has been gradually releasing information regarding Windows 8, and all of the applications therein, since the start of 2012. One of the details we’ve been missing is the  pricing for Office 365, the suite that houses popular applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (among others). Today, the Redmond-based company officially unveiled the new pricing scheme for… Read More