Facebook, Google and Microsoft freeze PAC contributions in the wake of Capitol siege

Facebook is reportedly assessing its political spending practices after the Jan. 6 Capitol attack. Andrew Hoyle/CNET Following the violence on Capitol Hill last week, Facebook suspended contributions from its political action committee. And it’s not alone among tech companies. “Following last week’s awful violence in DC, we are pausing all of our PAC contributions for […]

New Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus wants to make IT people happy

Microsoft This story is part of CES, where our editors will bring you the latest news and the hottest gadgets of the entirely virtual CES 2021. CES 2021 is just starting, but many PC companies have already announced new laptops, tablets, desktops and two-in-one PCs....

Microsoft is working on a fix for faulty Xbox Series X controllers

Microsoft says it’s working on a solution for faulty Xbox Series X controllers. Josh Goldman/CNET The issue with some Xbox Series X controllers that are continually disconnecting and reconnecting is being worked on by Microsoft. A fix for the faulty controllers...

Microsoft says SolarWinds hackers viewed source code

Microsoft says hackers were able to access its source code. James Martin/CNET The hackers who carried out a sophisticated cyberattack on government agencies in the US and private companies were able to access Microsoft’s source code, the company said Thursday. A...