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Microsoft Teases a Nostalgic Throwback to 1985, When Windows 1.0 Debuted

Twitter users was quick to decode the Morse code and expressed their excitement in the comments section

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The software company began cryptically teasing Windows 1.0 from earlier this month and the latest tease on the Windows handle confirms that it's indeed a Netflix / 'Stranger Things' tie-in. Pixabay

As part of a mystery tie-in with a Netflix show “Stranger Things”, software giant Microsoft has been teasing a nostalgic throwback to 1985, 33 years ago when Windows 1.0 debuted.

“The software company began cryptically teasing Windows 1.0 from earlier this month and the latest tease on the Windows handle confirms that it’s indeed a Netflix / ‘Stranger Things’ tie-in, one that we should expect to come to fruition on July 8,” The Verge reported on Friday.

“Before we move forward, are you sure you’re ready to go know where? .— ..- .-.. -.– / —.. ,” Windows tweeted with a Morse code.

Twitter users was quick to decode the Morse code and expressed their excitement in the comments section.

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As part of a mystery tie-in with a Netflix show “Stranger Things”, software giant Microsoft has been teasing a nostalgic throwback to 1985. Pixabay

“Oh my, this takes me back to being a kid learning about Morse code. Super cool! I can’t wait! Love ‘Stranger Things’,” a user commented.

However, since the new season of ‘Stranger Things’ does not feature any Microsoft or Windows product, people are still confused if there is something else they should be waiting for.

“What’s odd is that there is not a single scene in ‘Stranger Things’ that features or mentions Windows 1.0. Not even in the background, as far as I saw anyway. Why do a product tie-in without the product? A sponsored minisode (or something) on July 8th, maybe?” wrote a user.

People seem to be waiting eagerly now to see what happens on July 8.

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“OMG! What is going to happen next? What is even happening? I can’t wait. But I have to. OMG why?” a tweet read. (IANS)

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Microsoft Announces an Update for Cloud Contracts Following EU Privacy Probe

The company said it remains committed to listening closely to customers' needs and concerns regarding privacy

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FILE - A sign for Microsoft is seen on a building in Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 18, 2017. VOA

Microsoft has announced an update to the privacy provisions in the Microsoft Online Services Terms (OST) for its commercial cloud contracts, providing more transparency over data processing to its customers in the Microsoft Cloud.

The company said in a statement late Monday that the new contractual terms will apply to all commercial customers — public sector and private sector, large enterprises and small and medium businesses — globally at the beginning of 2020.

“At Microsoft we consider privacy a fundamental right, and we believe stronger privacy protections through greater transparency and accountability should benefit our customers everywhere,” said Julie Brill, Corporate Vice President for Global Privacy and Regulatory Affairs and Chief Privacy Officer.

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A man walks past a Microsoft sign set up for the Microsoft BUILD conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco, April 28, 2015. VOA

Following EU privacy probe Microsoft said it will increase data protection responsibilities for a subset of processing that Microsoft engages in when it provides enterprise services.

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“In the update, we will clarify that Microsoft assumes the role of data controller when we process data for specified administrative and operational purposes incident to providing the cloud services covered by this contractual framework, such as Azure, Office 365, Dynamics and Intune,” said the company.

The company said it remains committed to listening closely to customers’ needs and concerns regarding privacy. (IANS)