Even More Tech News In Brief

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With work on MinuteTechNews coming to a stand still because I cannot afford the time (between paying clients and this 100-day thing), I’ve been practicing writing news in brief (and trying out some different formats) so that I’m ready the moment I decide to go back to working on it.

So here’s some more tech news in brief… this time it’s about Bitcoin, Microsoft, and the state of surveillance in the UK.

The news “articles” will be in bullet form this time. Click on the links for more information, or don’t and just enjoy the bite-sized version.


BITCOIN KEEPS SURGING


MICROSOFT TO RETIRE UNLIMITED STORAGE

  • In 2014, Micosoft announced that they’ll be removing the limits on their storage accounts for Office 365 OneDrive users
  • 13 months later, Microsoft seem to be regretting their decision as they have now announced that they will no longer offer unlimited storage
  • Their reasoning is that some users were abusing the service
    • “…a small number of users backed up numerous PCs and stored entire movie collections and DVR recordings…”
    • “…this exceeded 75 TB per user or 14,000 times the average…”
  • Subscriptions will now include 1 TB of disk space, and a 50 GB plan will be introduced early 2016 for $1.99

UK WILL NOT ALLOW INTERNET COMPANIES TO PROVIDE TOTAL ENCRYPTION TO THEIR CUSTOMERS

Amante Reale

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