Zack Whittaker

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Zack Whittaker was the security editor for ZDNet.

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Here's what Windows 9 could look like: pictures

Here's what Windows 9 could look like: pictures

With Windows 8.1 just out the door, Windows 9 is slated for a late 2014 release. With little to go on except sheer creativity and a bevy of ideas, designers and enthusiasts have published what they think the next-generation desktop, notebook, and tablet software should look like.

November 28, 2013 by in Windows

German government refutes Windows 'backdoor' claims

German government refutes Windows 'backdoor' claims

The German government says Windows 8 and TPM 2.0 chips, used in conjunction, can increase security but have the potential to reduce a user's control over software and hardware. The common-sense advice for government IT experts has been distorted by some observers into wild claims of "backdoors" or spying by the U.S. National Security Agency, or the Chinese.

August 22, 2013 by in Windows