Windows 10 Anniversary Update will double the number of Start menu ads

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update—also known by its codename, Redstone—will bring with it plenty of welcome new features. Improved Cortana, a new dark theme, and a bolstered Edge browser are all things to look forward to in update, which arrives this summer. One addition you probably won’t be looking forward to, though, is more ads.

According to Neowin, a slide deck published to one of Microsoft’s developer sites shows that the company plans to double the number of promoted apps that appear in the Start menu by default. Currently, the Start menu has slots for five promoted apps; the Anniversary update will increase that to ten.

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The Week In Ransomware – May 13 2016

Wow..this has been a crazy week when it comes to ransomware. Since Monday, we have had 6 new ransomware infections, 1 new Ransomware as a Service, and 1 update to an existing ransomware.  Been a busy week and have not been able to write about everything, so I thought I would put together a roundup of all the ransomware news. [...]
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Senators will introduce a bill to limit government hacking warrants

A U.S. senator will introduce legislation to roll back new court rules that allow judges to give law enforcement agencies the authority to remotely hack computers.

Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, will introduce a bill that would reverse a court procedure rules change, approved by the U.S. Supreme Court last month, that would allow lower judges to issue remote hacking warrants.

The rules change, requested by the Department of Justice, expands the geographical reach of police hacking powers beyond local court jurisdictions now allowed through court-ordered warrants. Previously, the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure prohibited a federal judge from issuing a search warrant outside his or her district.

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