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Data loss affects thousands of computer users every year, causing millions of dollars in damages. This part of our blog contains recent news regarding data loss, data recovery, digital storage technology and other related subjects.

Google spring update.

Spring Has Sprung: Google Update

Google commands a great deal of attention in the online world and for good reason. The people who make their living on the web listen to what Google has to say and follow its tenants to the letter. In the coming year, Google is expected to make many changes and those in the know are preparing.

IE 8 is Vulnerable

Microsoft plans eventual patch for longstanding exploit

This last week, researchers from ZDI released information about a seven month-old Internet Explorer 8 vulnerability. Microsoft has yet to release a patch for this long-known exploit, but has said that a patch will be released eventually. Users of the IE 8 browser are advised to take steps to prevent serious harm to their computer security.

Google wants advertising on everything.

Google wants to put adds in everything

Google has recently admitted in an SEC filing that it has plans to include advertising in new types of consumer-grade items. As the company expands into new and emerging markets, like wearable computers, driverless cars, and household goods, the possibilities seem endless for Google. But, how much is too much for the company that already commands so much of our online lives?

Networks are defenseless

Defenseless: Study reports nearly all companies hacked

According to a study recently released by FireEye, nearly all participating companies showed signs of a data breach. The study included many businesses and educational organizations, which were participating in a FireEye “proof of value” exercise. If these results are valid beyond the studied participants, there will be many more high-profile security stories in the news to come.

How safe are Google's products?

Are You Safe on Google Platforms?

Internet safety is a hot topic and recently the news has not been good. Just recently, all users of Internet Explorer were asked to stop using the browser until a major patch could be releases for fear of a significant vulnerability. Should you be concerned about Google’s browser security as well?

Windows OS Upgrade

Windows 8.1: Use latest version or expect to receive no new patches

Microsoft will stop providing security patches for its Windows 8.1 operating system this coming June for systems who have not upgraded to the latest 8.1 patch. The deadline for users to upgrade was to be this May, but has since been pushed back to June following the slow adoption of the most recent upgrade. Older versions of the Windows OS will not be affected by this deadline, so owners of Windows Vista, 7, and 8 should rest easy for now.

The Oculus Rift

The CEO of Oculus wants one billion players in VR

Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe wants to put one billion people into an MMO world and he just might be able to make it happen. Iribe and Oculus are now working to leverage the Facebook acquisition into a new MMO that will aim to go beyond just games in order to create a new communication network.

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