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Nothing lasts forever, especially operating systems. It’s been barely a decade since Windows 7 hit our hard drives but Microsoft is well and truly done with supporting the OS any longer. Apparently nobody told the German government because they now have to pay nearly $900k in support fees because some 33,000 of its computers were still running the obsolete OS.

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According to a recent report, the GDPR is working as intended though it doesn’t seem to be doing much to influence the decisions of the companies that it regulates.

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Uber continues to freak out over California’s recently-passed AB 5 legislation, which classifies gig workers as employees of their respective companies. The companies latest scheme is to set up a virtual auction where ride hailers can bid against one another — up to five times the regular fare — to win the driver’s services.

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Due to a “database error” a quarter billion Microsoft customers’ service and support records were made available on a publicly accessible server for two days. But the company said it didn’t see any evidence of malicious use with this data so you know, no harm, no foul, right?

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It’s a no brainer. If the facts don’t fit your hypothesis all you have to do is change the way in which those facts are measured until they do. It’s genius.