Stephen E. Arnold: Facebook and Microsoft: Communing with the Spirit of Security

Two apparently unrelated actions by bad actors. Two paragons of user security. Two. Count ‘em. The first incident is summarized in “Huge Facebook Leak That Contains Information about 500 Million People Came from Abuse of Contacts Tool, Company Says.” The main point is that flawed software and bad actors were responsible. But 500 million. Where …

Stephen E. Arnold: Microsoft – Unsafe At Any Speed 2.0?

Microsoft: Stunned by Its Own Insecure Petard? I read “10 Key Microsoft Ignite Takeaways for CIOs.” Marketing fluff except for one wild and crazy statement. Here’s the passage I found amusing: By midyear, enterprises will also be able to control in which datacenter Microsoft stores documents shared through Teams, group by group or even for …

Stephen E. Arnold: Microsoft LinkedIn — A Real Loser?

Microsoft LinkedIn: Opting and Gigging Microsoft LinkedIn has determined that its millions of job seekers, consultants, and résumé miners can become gig workers. “LinkedIn Is Building a Gig Marketplace” asserts: LinkedIn is developing a freelance work marketplace that could rival fast-growing gig sites Fiverr and Upwork. The two-sided marketplace will connect freelance service providers with …

Stephen E. Arnold: Microsoft in Death Spiral Denial?

Microsoft: Information Released Like a Gentle Solar Wind I read the New Year’s Eve missive from Microsoft, a company which tries to be “transparent, “Microsoft Internal Solorigate Investigation Update.” I am not sure, but I think the Microsoft Word spell checker does not know that SolarWinds is not spelled Solarigate.   . . . Microsoft is …