Bokhari: Metaverse Hype Was Born of Coronavirus Groupthink

There’s an arms race to capture the “metaverse,” the posited futuristic world of interconnected virtual realities. Microsoft and Facebook are locked in an increasingly expensive battle for control of what they believe to be the future. But where did this hype come from?


WSJ: Microsoft Is Preparing to Fight Facebook in Metaverse Turf War

The Wall Street Journal states in a recent article that Microsoft’s latest moves in the gaming and online community space show that while Facebook is attempting to shape the future of the online metaverse, Microsoft isn’t going to allow the social media giant to control it so easily.

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Microsoft Email Breaks on New Year’s Day Thanks to ‘Y2K22’ Bug

Microsoft recently released a temporary fix for its Exchange Server email platform due to a date validation error at the end of the year, reminiscent of the famous Y2K bug in the year 2000. The new bug, nicknamed “Y2K22,’ brought corporate email servers to their knees starting on New Year’s Day 2022.

The empire strikes back: Microsoft returns to the top of the world

How to Avoid Hackers Trying to ‘Brute Force’ Your Password

According to a recent analysis by Microsoft, hackers are extremely unlikely to attempt a “brute-force” attack user passwords longer than 10 characters. 77 percent of brute force hacking attempts were on passwords with seven or less characters, according to the study.

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FTC: The Big Tech Masters of the Universe Exploit ‘Loopholes’ to Avoid Merger Reviews

The FTC has alleged that hundreds of deals made by tech giants like Facebook and Google were not reviewed by merger watchdogs, fueling the companies’ unchecked growth. Events like gaining voting control of rivals, buying patents, and outright buyouts of small tech companies are a key part of the arsenal used by the largest Big Tech companies to maintain their stranglehold over the internet.

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