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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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Security Expert: Microsoft Suffers ‘Worst Cloud Vulnerability You Can Imagine’

Microsoft has warned customers of its Azure cloud computing service that major vulnerabilities in the company’s systems have left user data completely exposed for the last two years. The CTO of the security company that discovered the massive flaw commented: “This is the worst cloud vulnerability you can imagine. This is the central database of Azure, and we were able to get access to any customer database that we wanted.”

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella shows his fist ( Stephen Brashear /Getty)

Microsoft Says to Immediately Update Your PC – Here’s How

Microsoft has urged Windows users to immediately install a system update after security researchers found a serious vulnerability in the operating system. The “PrintNightmare” exploit could allow hackers to take control of your system without tricking you into downloading malware.

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Privacy-Focused Brave Builds Search Engine to Take on Google

Privacy-focused web browser Brave has launched a beta version of its Brave search engine in an attempt to create a privacy-focused alternative to Google. Brave is basing its search engine on its own index of websites, unlike rival DuckDuckGo which is based on the Bing search index, making it vulnerable to Microsoft’s censorship efforts.

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Microsoft Bing Censors ‘Tank Man’ Images on Tiananmen Anniversary

The Microsoft-owned search engine Bing is not displaying any image results for “tank man,” the most iconic image of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, even when the term is searched from within the United States. Microsoft claims the phenomenon is due to an “accidental human error,” and that the company is “working to resolve this.”

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, speaks at a media event in San Francisco, California on March 27, 2014. Microsoft is tapping into its software past as it maps its future in the rapidly changing world of Internet technology. Newly anointed Microsoft chief Satya Nadella on Thursday laid out a vision …