Blair Hanley Frank

U.S. Correspondent

Blair Hanley Frank is primarily focused on the public cloud, productivity and operating systems businesses for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

Here's how Microsoft is helping companies build IoT hardware

AWS says a typo caused the massive S3 failure this week

AWS says a typo caused the massive S3 failure this week

Everyone makes mistakes. But working at Amazon Web Services means an incorrectly entered input can lead to a massive outage that cripples popular websites and services.

Microsoft's president wants a Geneva Convention for cyberwar
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Microsoft's president wants a Geneva Convention for cyberwar

Microsoft is calling for a “Digital Geneva Convention,” as global tensions over digital attacks continue to rise. The tech giant wants to see civilian use of the internet protected as part of an international set of accords, Brad...

Microsoft unveils a bonanza of security capabilities

Microsoft unveils a bonanza of security capabilities

Companies concerned about cybersecurity have a fleet of new Microsoft tools coming their way. The company announced a host of new security capabilities Friday morning as part of the run-up to the massive RSA security conference next...

Evernote CEO: 'We let our users down' with privacy policy change

Evernote CEO: 'We let our users down' with privacy policy change

Evernote is going back to the drawing board and reversing course on a proposed privacy policy change that drew the ire of its users. People who use the online note taking service will be able to choose to opt into having their data...

Bye, privacy: Evernote will let its employees read your notes

Bye, privacy: Evernote will let its employees read your notes

Evernote is changing its privacy policy to let employees read its customers' notes, and they can't opt out.

VMware launches new service to manage endpoint security

VMware launches new service to manage endpoint security

VMware wants to help companies get a better handle on the security of the computers their employees use. The new TrustPoint product the company announced Monday uses software to make it possible to track and manage computers easily...

Apple hires mobile encryption pioneer amid encryption debate

Apple hires mobile encryption pioneer amid encryption debate

Apple revealed Tuesday that it rehired a security expert who has a background as a mobile encryption pioneer, as the company continues to face scrutiny from governments wanting more access to its products.

Microsoft's CEO says company suing the U.S. government over privacy

Microsoft's CEO says company suing the U.S. government over privacy

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella explained in an interview that Microsoft is fighting what it sees as government overreach in the realm of digital privacy because he thinks that the U.S. can be a beacon to other countries.

Chrome extensions will soon have to tell you what data they collect

Chrome extensions will soon have to tell you what data they collect

Google is making it harder for Chrome extensions to take users' browsing data without them knowing about it, thanks to a new policy the company announced Friday.

Microsoft sues US government over secret requests for user data

Microsoft sues US government over secret requests for user data

Microsoft has sued the U.S. government in an attempt to strike down a law allowing judges to gag tech companies when law enforcement agencies want access to their users' data.

Amazon disabled encryption on its tablets and phones because nobody used it

Amazon disabled encryption on its tablets and phones because nobody used it

Amazon caught flack on Wednesday for disabling the encryption capabilities of its Fire phones and tablets with a software update. The company says its reasoning was simple: people didn't use it.

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