Neowin News Feed for: Private Neowin News Feed for: Private en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Youngsters signing up for Instagram will now have their accounts set to private by default <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Facebook has announced that youngsters registering for Instagram will have their accounts set to private by default, and that it will be using AI to prevent unsolicited interactions from adults. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Wed, 28 Jul 2021 06:54:01 +0000 Microsoft launches ACTS - an initiative to detect and curb corruption <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is launching ACTS, which is a long-term initiative to use new and emerging technologies like cloud, AI, machine learning, and data visualization to detect and curb corruption. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Thu, 10 Dec 2020 08:00:01 +0000 Elon Musk to keep Tesla public following shareholder concerns <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Elon Musk has announced that he plans to keep Tesla public after hearing from shareholders. He confirmed that he found the process of going private to be more difficult than he anticipated. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Sat, 25 Aug 2018 14:34:01 +0000 Former Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs' bid to take the company private gains momentum <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Paul Jacobs, ousted as CEO of Qualcomm after Broadcom&#039;s attempted hostile takeover last month, is now assembling potential buyers to take Qualcomm private, with him once again at its helm. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sharath Ravishankar) Fri, 13 Apr 2018 11:02:01 +0000 Dell can still call off its leveraged buyout plan by Nov. 5th <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1711697481micro-dell.png" alt="" /></div>Dell&#039;s plans to take itself back to being a private company via a leveraged buyout could be called off if the company and its loan partners choose to do so by November 5th. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Thu, 07 Feb 2013 15:25:54 +0000 HP rains on Dell's private parade, should probably mind its own business <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/761569283hp-logo-blue.png" alt="" /></div>HP has slung the corporate mud at Dell and has said that they will have significant struggles based on their debt load by going private and will upset existing customers with no innovation. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Tue, 05 Feb 2013 17:18:43 +0000 Microsoft loans Dell $2 billion to help them go private <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1478828021dell-logo-blue-bg.png" alt="" /></div>Dell has announced a deal that will allow the company to go private and Microsoft will soon become a significant stakeholder in the private company. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:31:37 +0000 Dell nearing $23 billion privatization deal <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/228829709dell-logo-grey-bg.png" alt="" /></div>Dell is reportedly nearing a $23 billion deal to buy back shares from shareholders, making the company a private entity. Microsoft is said to be contributing a $2 billion investment to see it happen. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tim Schiesser) Tue, 05 Feb 2013 03:53:02 +0000 Dell buyout talks advancing, loans being lined up <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/228829709dell-logo-grey-bg.png" alt="" /></div>With talks of a Dell buyout breaking earlier this week, it looks like Silver Lakes, the private equity firm looking to complete the deal, has four major banks lined up to finance the deal. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Thu, 17 Jan 2013 12:57:28 +0000 Facebook seeks to hunt down pseudonyms <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1890457378facebook2_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>A new pop-up window appearing on Facebook accounts in Germany encourages users to inform if their friends are using pseudonyms, leading to comparisons to the East German &quot;Stasi&quot; within the country. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Sat, 07 Jul 2012 01:10:00 +0000 Facebook could lose millions in lawsuit over Sponsored Stories <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A class-action lawsuit has beaten Facebook into allowing users to opt out of Sponsored Stories, and could also cause significant financial ramifications for the site as well. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Fri, 22 Jun 2012 13:24:44 +0000 Facebook may have your private phone number <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In today's cutting edge world of technology, there have been ongoing battles about privacy online, and privacy features. Facebook is no exception to this, as they have had numerous privacy related concerns. Now users will... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Alan Cone) Fri, 08 Oct 2010 14:33:10 +0000 Private browsing isn't so private <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1266809466486.png" alt="" /></div>Which websites are you browsing while you are working? Make sure you answer this question honestly, because if not your employer may know that you're lying, thanks to new software offering from forensic software company... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Mitchell LeBlanc) Sun, 09 Nov 2008 20:39:46 +0000 Debian and Ubuntu flaw leaves private SSL/SSH keys guessable <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Debian Security Advisory posted up DSA-1571-1 openssl -- predictable random number generator issue today and strongly advised its users to take steps to avoid possible compromising of any systems running on Debian, such as... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 13 May 2008 22:00:47 +0000 Hulu Private Beta Goes Live <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Hulu, a joint-venture, ad-supported online video site between Fox and NBC, has officially gone into beta today with the launching of a test page at According to officials from both companies, the final version... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 30 Oct 2007 03:23:26 +0000 Office Live Store Manager Private Beta <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Office Live Store Manager is currently in private beta with a few of our select small business customers and one of the first implementations has emerged on the web from Larouex Gourmet Foods. They... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Tue, 18 Sep 2007 10:17:10 +0000 Google backs private Moon landing <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Search giant Google is offering a $30m prize pot to private firms that land a robot rover on the Moon. The competition to send a robot craft to the Moon is being run with the... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 13 Sep 2007 21:59:33 +0000 ICANN is considering becoming a private entity <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) is considering a change in the way the Internet's governing body is organized that could allow it to skirt some potential legal issues. In late March, a... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 07 Apr 2007 23:18:23 +0000 Google Antiphishing Site Exposes Private User Data <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google has removed a few user names and passwords posted inadvertently to a phishing blacklist it compiles and makes publicly available on the Web. The Mountain View, California-based company said it has also implemented a... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 23 Jan 2007 03:56:10 +0000 Microsoft Withdraws Private Folder App <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Following an outcry from corporate customers, Microsoft is removing an add-on feature to Windows that allowed users to create password-protected folders. The feature was introduced as a free download last week. Almost immediately, people raised... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 15 Jul 2006 20:49:30 +0000 Microsoft's Private Folder App Criticized <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has released an application that would make it possible for those who share a PC or account to store files in a separate folder that only they may access. The move has been criticized,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Tue, 11 Jul 2006 09:41:49 +0000 Dekart Private Disk Multifactor v.1.22 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Thanks Irky for this submission. Dekart Private Disk Multifactor: powerful, reliable and fast disk encryption software. Private Disk easily protects confidential information by creating virtual encrypted partitions (drive letters). The encrypted information can be... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Fri, 24 Jun 2005 08:53:18 +0000 MSN Messenger 7 - Private Beta, Next Week <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>According to and reliable sources, MSN are planning to release Messenger 7 into beta testing on BetaPlace as early as next Tuesday. We exclusively revealed the new client yesterday amongst a lot of hype... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Thu, 30 Sep 2004 23:33:06 +0000 AOL employee sells off private user information <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>If was an AOL user, asides from being majorly angry, this guy would have just made my hit list! * U.S. investigators said on Wednesday they had arrested an America... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 23 Jun 2004 22:29:28 +0000 Viacom CEO Considering Taking Midway Private <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Viacom CEO Sumner Redstone is possibly making publisher Midway private in the near future, and is currently being advised on his options once his stake in shares goes past 80 percent. Redstone personally holds 72... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 11 Jun 2004 23:06:15 +0000 UK News: Private Credit Data to be used by Govn <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>So the UK govn. will soon be able to have a peek at UK'ers finances, eh? Strike another nail in the coffin of privacy if you will please. The government is... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 03 Feb 2004 20:36:06 +0000