Facebook appeals Belgian privacy ruling

FacebookSocial notworking site Facebook is to appeal a court ruling ordering it to stop tracking the online activities of non-Facebook users in Belgium who visit Facebook pages, or face a $269,000 daily fine.

Belgium’s data protection regulator took the outfit to court in June, accusing it of trampling on EU privacy law by tracking people without a Facebook account without their consent.… Read the rest

Nokia gets key internet link

wellington-bootAlcatel-Lucent is refusing to sell  its undersea cables unit, which means that the former rubber boot maker Nokia will get its paws on the operation after completing its acquisition of the Franco-American group.

Nokia is spending $17 billion on Alcatel-Lucent as it wants to better compete with market leader Ericsson and low-cost Chinese powerhouse Huawei.… Read the rest

Microsoft releases shed-loads of Windows 10 stuff

SurfaceSoftware King of the World Microsoft has shown off a  laptop, a line of Lumia smartphones, a new Surface Pro tablet Microsoft Band, all running on Windows 10.

Microsoft needs Windows 10, launched in July, to help it win a bigger share of the market for tablets and smartphones.… Read the rest

Microsoft refreshes its Exchange Server


Microsoft campusMicrosoft has refreshed its Exchange Server with a 2016 revamp for other Office products.

The software is a mainstay for many businesses running and control their own email servers.  This version of the software with the name Exchange Serve 2016 is supposed to simplify the architecture while still adding more features and play nice with other Office products.… Read the rest