Microsoft Warns of Phishing Attack ‘Targeting Hundreds of Orgs’

Microsoft is warning of a new phishing attack that is abusing OAuth request links and “targeting hundreds of orgs.”

DC AG Sues Google For Using ‘Dark Patterns’ to Undermine Privacy

Google is once again in the crosshairs for its privacy (or lack thereof), with the DC Attorney General suing it over “Dark Pattern” practices.

Nvidia Likely Abandoning Arm Acquisition

After months of intense scrutiny and delays, it appears Nvidia is preparing to abandon its attempts to acquire Arm Holding.

Elon Musk Challenges McDonald’s to Accept Dogecoin

Elon Musk is once again serving as Dogecoin’s most influential — albeit unofficial — pitchman, pressuring McDonald’s to accept it as payment.

Nokia Now Offering Free Map Navigation

Nokia said today it’s releasing a new version of Ovi Maps for its smartphones that includes walking and driving navigation for free.

The move by Nokia to offer free navigation on its smartphones is widely seen as a way for the handset giant to boost sales and better compete with the likes of Google, which already offers free Google Maps Navigation in the 2.0 version of the Android operating system.

Google Turns to Your Past Emails to Make Ads More Relevant

Google has made some changes to the way ads shown to Gmail users are selected. If you use the service, you have probably noticed that Google often shows ads that are somehow related to the content of whatever piece of email you are currently reading. If you have noticed this, you have probably also noticed that sometimes the ads don’t seem to have anything to do with your conversation whatsoever.

Facebook Gets Into Customized Data Centers

It’s always a big deal when a company like Google, Yahoo, or Microsoft begins to build another data center; the move proves that they’ve got a fair amount of cash on hand and are growing at an impressive rate.  More significant, though, may be the idea of a company first getting into the DIY data center business, and Facebook appears to have reached that juncture.

Will YouTube Be the Place to Rent Movies?

YouTube has made a couple of big announcements. First of all, they are going to start renting movies. They are kicking off this initiative by partnering with the Sundance Film Festival, making five films from 2010 and 2009 available for rent for U.S. users. This starts Friday and will run through Sunday January 31.