Posted on March 24th, 2017 at 07:33 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
Good synopsis from the Electronic Frontier Foundation:
The [U.S.] Senate just voted to roll back your online privacy protections. Speak up now to keep the House from doing the same thing.
ISPs have been lobbying for weeks to get lawmakers to repeal the FCC’s rules that stand between them and using even creepier ways to track and profit off of your every move online. Republicans in the Senate just voted 50-48 (with two absent votes) to approve a Congressional Review Action resolution from Sen. Jeff Flake which—if it makes it through the House—would not only roll back the FCC’s rules but also prevent the FCC from writing similar rules in the future.
That would be a crushing loss for online privacy. ISPs act as gatekeepers to the Internet, giving them incredible access to records of what you do online. They shouldn’t be able to profit off of the information about what you search for, read about, purchase, and more without your consent.
We can still kill this in the House: call your lawmakers today and tell them to protect your privacy from your ISP.
This isn’t a political post. It’s just common sense.
Posted on March 23rd, 2017 at 11:09 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
When the April Monthly Rollup for Win7 and 8.1 appears, a whole lot of people are going to wonder what hit them.
Article in InfoWorld Woody on Windows.Windows Patches/Security April 2017 Black Tuesday, Bristol Ridge, Kaby Lake, Skylake, update-kneecap
Posted on March 23rd, 2017 at 06:00 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
Note that none of these patches are going out through Windows Update (at least, not yet). You have to download and install them manually.
That makes three cumulative updates for Win10 Anniversary Update in the past eight days.
Details at InfoWorld Woody on Windows.Windows Patches/Security Dynamics CRM 2011, Internet Explorer 11, KB 4012204, KB 4012215, KB 4012216, KB 4016446, KB 4016635, KB 4016636, KB 4016637
Posted on March 22nd, 2017 at 14:19 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
They just keep rolling in.
See InfoWorld Woody on WindowsWindows Patches/Security Dynamics CRM 2011, KB 3150513, KB 3178690, KB 4013418, KB 4013429, KB 4013886, KB 4014329, March 2017 Black Tuesday
Posted on March 22nd, 2017 at 07:30 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
We have first sightings, and some idea of how the block will be implemented. But how to break the block?
See InfoWorld Woody on Windows.
Posted on March 21st, 2017 at 13:51 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
Brad Sams just posted this on Thurrott.com.
Sounds like the events of two weeks ago, all over again:
I have a half-dozen Microsoft Accounts that I use regularly, so I decided to test.
As of this moment – 1:45 pm Central US Daylight – Edge refuses to log on to login.live.com, at least for me.
Downdetector reports all sorts of problems, starting about an hour ago.
Günter Born confirms the problem from Germany.
Office Portal says Outlook.com is down, but doesn’t say anything about Microsoft accounts in general.
Is it down right now reports that the outlook.com site is up, and it was last down five minutes ago. I have a feeling that’s in error – although, hey, you never know. It could be up in Antarctica, too.
Mary Jo has an update on her ZDNet blog. She reports that she believes the problems started about 12:30 pm Central Daylight.
If Microsoft accounts can’t log in, expect to see side effects with OneNote and OneDrive, as well as Outlook.com. But note that if you log in to a Windows computer with a Microsoft Account, you won’t have any problems. When the Windows login program can’t get in touch with the mother ship, it will respond to your last entered password or PIN (or, I assume, photo).
UPDATE: 3pm CDT (about 2.5 hours after it started) – https://twitter.com/maryjofoley/status/844277949734010882
Tero Alhonen says the Office Portal reports it’s all fixed. Mary Jo says OneDrive isn’t working, and Tom Warren corroborates. Mary Jo also reports problems with Xbox Live.
Posted on March 20th, 2017 at 21:09 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
Full report in the morning.
Posted on March 20th, 2017 at 15:19 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
Latest build number is 14393.969.
Two bugs fixed, but the CRM bug is still there.
Details in InfoWorld Woody on Windows.