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  • Microsoft...GDPR mega-fines for 'large scale and covert' gathering of people's info via Office(tr)

    11/18/2018 6:44:03 PM PST · by dayglored · 15 replies
    The Register ^ | Nov 16, 2018 | Kieren McCarthy
    Telemetry data slurp broke the law, Dutch govt eggheads sayMicrosoft broke Euro privacy rules by carrying out the "large scale and covert" gathering of private data through its Office apps.That's according to a report out this month [PDF] that was commissioned by the Dutch government into how information handled by 300,000 of its workers was processed by Microsoft's Office ProPlus suite. This software is installed on PCs and connects to Office 365 servers.The dossier's authors found that the Windows goliath was collecting telemetry and other content from its Office applications, including email titles and sentences where translation or spellchecker was...
  • UK rail lines blocked by unexpected Windows dialog box (MS-Office uninstall nukes display)

    11/08/2018 9:09:54 PM PST · by dayglored · 26 replies
    The Register ^ | Nov 8, 2018 | Richard Speed
    It looks like you're trying to run a rail service. Do you want some help with that?The train now arriving on platform 14 is... Office? (pic: Rob Dyke) Window admins rejoice! It isn’t just you that can’t get Office 2010 to uninstall silently. The mighty brains behind the UK railways have had just as much trouble.As well as the usual passenger information boards, detailing the day's cancellations and delays, London’s Victoria train station also features displays on every platform showing the state of the lines around the building.Station staff, taking a break from stopping passengers boarding trains due to inexplicable...
  • Yes, open office plans are the worst

    07/14/2018 4:58:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 58 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | Sarah Wells
    While the concept behind open office spaces is to drive informal interaction and collaboration among employees, the study found that for both groups of employees monitored (52 for one company and 100 for the other company) face-to-face interactions dropped, the number of emails sent increased between 20 and 50 percent and company executives reported a qualitative drop in productivity. “[Organizations] transform their office architectures into open spaces with the intention of creating more [face-to-face] interaction and thus a more vibrant work environment,” the study’s authors, Ethan Bernstein and Stephen Turban, wrote. “[But] what they often get—as captured by a steady...
  • Microsoft gives users options for Office data slurpage – Basic or Full (but no "None" option)

    05/24/2018 10:28:16 AM PDT · by dayglored · 36 replies
    The Register ^ | May 24, 2018 | Richard Speed
    Would you like to send all or some telemetry back to the Windows goliath? Microsoft is rolling out an update to Office products to introduce Windows 10-style telemetry data slurping. Or rather the software business has made it very clear to users it is doing so and they cannot opt out.With a certain piece of European legislation around the corner concerning privacy, the timing is interesting to say the least.El Reg was last week informed by a reader that the standalone version of Word 2016 had begun displaying a message forcing users to “Share how you use Office” with options...
  • Microsoft To Ban 'Offensive Language' From Skype, Xbox, Office and Other Services

    03/27/2018 2:54:21 PM PDT · by dayglored · 79 replies
    CSO from IDG ^ | Mar 26, 2018 | Ms. Smith, CSO
    Microsoft will ban 'offensive language' and 'inappropriate content' from Skype, Xbox, Office and other services on May 1, claiming it has the right to go through your private data to 'investigate.' Better watch out if you are playing Xbox, get ticked, and cuss. Microsoft might ban you for the “offensive language.” If they do, then say bye-bye to your Xbox Gold Membership and any Microsoft account balances.Or if you and a significant other are getting hot and heavy via Skype, you better watch your language and any nudity because that, too, can get you banned. The ban hammer could also...
  • Suit alleges sex-and-booze-filled life at the Bronx DA’s office

    02/27/2018 5:39:53 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    The Bronx District Attorney’s Office is a hotbed of misconduct where prosecutors and other staffers neglect their work to shop, drink booze and have sex, according to a $15 million notice of claim filed Monday by a suspended employee who’s involved with an embattled NYPD cop. Crime analyst Crystal Rivera also claims that Bronx DA Darcel Clark opened a baseless probe of her boyfriend, Det. David Terrell, to “publicly vilify” him and cover up her office’s “incompetence and unethical practices.” Rivera’s wide-ranging allegations were made in a filing with the city Comptroller’s Office that’s required before suing the city. The...
  • Computer help needed for Windows 10 - Where's Office?

    12/28/2017 12:42:05 PM PST · by bgill · 116 replies
    Dec. 27, 2017 | vanity
    Unfortunately, I've had to get a new computer and it's an Acer Windows 10. Does it not have Windows Office? From searches, apparently Windows 10 doesn't come with everything previous systems (95, XP, Windows 7) did. All I can find is a 30 day trial and then purchase window which asks for a 25 number key number which I can't find anywhere in the 5 small pieces of paperwork that came in the box. And the key number looks to be for a 30 day trial. Do I have to buy Office? What else will I have to buy? Any...
  • ‘Mapping The Swamp’ Report Shows It’s Even Bigger, Costlier Than You Think

    12/28/2017 6:52:44 AM PST · by harpu · 30 replies ^ | 12/27/17 | Mark Tapscott
    Paying federal workforce costs taxpayers $1.1M per minute, according to a pro-transparency group, Open The Books December 27, 2017 by Mark Tapscott James P. Cochrane earns $250,335 annually as chief marketing and sales officer for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), making him the highest paid public relations employee of the federal government. The USPS lost $5.1 billion in 2016. Right behind Cochrane is Stephen Katsanos, who pulls down $229,333 as a public affairs official for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). And the third highest-paid federal public relations employee is Titus Simmons, also of the FDIC, at $215,248, according to...
  • question for Microsoft software activation experts

    11/25/2017 8:37:39 AM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 40 replies
    self | 11/25/17 | NewJerseyJoe
    Howdy FReepers. I found a vendor (a legitimate one) in the UK that sells the license for MS Office 2016. The way it works is that they send you the download link at the MS web site and download the installation sofware (I've seen the download page before, so I know it's real). Then, when you purchase, they send you the product key. My question: is there any reason why a UK-generated product key would *not* work on software installed on a US computer?
  • Microsoft Appears to Have Lost the Source Code of an Office Component (Patched a Binary)

    11/20/2017 9:43:38 PM PST · by dayglored · 30 replies
    Bleeping Computer ^ | Nov 18, 2017 | Catalin Cimpanu
    The way Microsoft patched a recent security bug has made several security and software experts believe the company might have lost the source code to one of its Office components.Experts reached this conclusion this week after Microsoft patched a security vulnerability tracked as CVE-2017-11882 that affected EQNEDT32.EXE — the equation editor that was included with the Microsoft Office suite until 2007.While Microsoft has replaced the old EQNEDT32.EXE component with a new one in 2007, the older file is still included with all Office installations to allow users to load and edit equations created with the old component.The way Microsoft patched...
  • Office air conditioning is too cold, women think, and science says they're right

    07/06/2017 5:19:03 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 61 replies
    Today ^ | July 6, 2017 | Scott Stump
    To all the women bundled in sweaters and blankets in your office air conditioning even though it's 100 degrees outside: A recent study says that it's not all in your head. It really IS cold. As many women bundle up against the arctic air conditioning, their male counterparts one cubicle over have no idea what all the fuss is about. It turns out that science says the office A/C may be biased toward temperatures that more comfortable for men — thanks to a formula from more than 50 years ago.
  • Box office flatlines as everyone ignores the multiplex this Memorial Day weekend

    05/28/2017 11:49:41 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 129 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 28, 2017 | Jason Guerrasio
    Memorial Day weekend would seem like the best time for a big summer blockbuster to hit the theaters, but in recent years audiences have been focusing more on their tans and grillmaster skills over the holiday than going to a movie theater. Past Memorial Day holiday weekend openings that were instant fails at the box office include: "Tomorrowland" ($33 million opening weekend), "Alice Through the Looking Glass" ($26.8 million), and "X-Men: Apocalypse" ($65.7 million). Now you can add two new releases from this year to that list.
  • Obama Leaves Office - Count Down Timer

    01/09/2017 7:53:41 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 15 replies
    tickcounter ^ | continuous | embedded counter
  • Whatever Happened to The Office of the President Elect?

    11/15/2016 7:44:13 PM PST · by Bon mots · 40 replies
    Vanity ^ | 11.11.2016 | Moi
    Whatever happened to the "Office of the President Elect"? Some 8 years ago, we Americans realized for the first time that there was this extremely important and newsworthy title.
  • Taking the Presidential Oath of Office (vain question)

    11/13/2016 9:00:20 AM PST · by RetSignman · 28 replies
    My Curious Mind | Nov. 13, 2016 | Me
    The Chief Justice typically administers the oath of office at the inauguration of the President of the United States.
  • It’s going to be a very busy first day. ( DJT from CTH)

    09/07/2016 5:40:01 PM PDT · by taildragger · 12 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | 9/6/16 | Sundance
    Transcript of Trump Speech in North Carolina: “The Rigged System”…Posted on September 6, 2016 by sundance Here is the transcript from today’s Donald Trump campaign event in Greensville, North Carolina. In Donald Trump’s speech tonight he hit upon the key element:This speech is intensely critical.  Take your time to comprehend it slowly.  I’ve highlighted a key paragraph that just astounded me when I heard it….[ TRANSCRIPT ] Thank you. It’s great to be back in North Carolina.In 62 days, we are going to win this state – and we are going to win the White House.This is our chance to...
  • Robust New FreeOffice Suite Proves Free Can Be Just as Good

    04/14/2016 10:45:43 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 20 replies
    Linux Insider ^ | 12 April 2016 | Jack M. Germain
    SoftMaker's FreeOffice Linux office suite is a LibreOffice look-alike that provides strong performance compatibility with Microsoft Office documents. SoftMaker, based in Germany, offers a line of open source offerings that compete with its commercial flagship office suite, SoftMaker Office 2016. It's a Windows/Linux cross-platform office suite with integrated applications for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and email management.The commercial version is nearly identical to the free, open source FreeOffice version. The FreeOffice line is distributed under the Mozilla Public License. SoftMaker Office Mobile for Android smartphones and SoftMaker Office HD Basic for Android tablets are free of charge.Both the commercial and...
  • MD Attorney General's Office: Sex, guns and egregious ethics violations

    12/01/2015 10:01:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/115 | veritasvisuals
    Maryland's married Deputy Attorney General tells all to female videographer on hidden video. He reveals Maryland state secrets to a reporter he tries to impress, including a major multi-state EPA case. He provides key information on upcoming governor’s race from a hotel bed and displays his extreme (and secret) position on the Second Amendment from a bar.
  • Obama: I'm thinking I'll spend my last year in office focused on gun control

    11/17/2015 6:24:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 108 replies
    Hot ^ | November 17, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Your alternate headline comes from Charles Cooke: “President Obama announces record gun sales in 2016.” So two of his major priorities heading into a presidential election year are (a) gun-grabbing and (b) telling Americans they’re un-American for worrying about importing thousands of Muslims from the site of the most vicious sectarian war on Earth. Good luck, Hillary. "The main thing that I've been trying to communicate over the last several of these horrific episodes is that, contrary to popular belief, Americans are not more violent than people in other developed countries," Mr. Obama said. "But they have more deadly weapons...
  • Police respond to reports of gunman in Davenport, Bettendorf

    10/26/2015 12:48:25 PM PDT · by Aliska · 28 replies
    KWQC News, Davenport, Iowa ^ | October 26, 2015 | Marcia Lense
    BETTENDORF, Iowa (KWQC) – Police are responding to calls of a possible shooter in the 4500 block of Utica Ridge in Bettendorf. It appears to have started at the Marine recruiting office located at 710 E. Kimberly Rd. in Davenport around 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. A witness tells TV-6 that he heard shots fired at a law office next to the Marine recruiting center. He says he heard screaming and then heard the gunman try to reload his gun. A Marine recruiter told everyone to run. As the witness was running, he said he heard more gunfire. Kimberly...