John Paczkowski

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Microsoft Proudly Presents Back-to-School Patch Collection

Microsoft is going to issue enough patches to make a quilt next week–34 in all. Come August 10, “Patch Tuesday,” the company will deliver 14 bulletins, eight of them critical.

Evidently that’s a new record.

“For those who keep track of such things, this will be the most bulletins we have ever released in a month; we have released 13 bulletins on a couple of occasions,” Microsoft’s Security Response Center team explained. “However, in total CVE [Common Vulnerability and Exposure] count, this release ties with June 2010, so there’s no new record there.”

Anyway…if you’re a PC, be sure to set aside some time next Tuesday for installation. Microsoft (MSFT) plans to release the updates at approximately 10 am PT.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik