The US bans Kaspersky's software in state institutions

The US Department of Homeland Security is worried that the Moscow-based company may be vulnerable to the influence of the Russian government. US President Trump's administration has ordered state agencies to remove all Kaspersky Lab's products from state-owned computers for fears that a cyber-security software company based in Moscow may be vulnerable to the influence of the Russian government. 
All federal agencies and agencies have 30 days to identify all Kaspersky Lab products on their computer networks. After that, they will have another 60 days to remove and replace them with others, reported. Similar bans on the use of Kaspersky products were earlier. In June, a proposal to ban US troops from using the products of the Russian company was included in the Bill on Budget Rules of the Ministry of Defense.

Microsoft will no longer force users to update Windows

After Windows 10 appeared, users of older versions of the system began to notice that their computers automatically downloaded huge files to upgrade to Windows 10 without any questions or notifications. Then they showed vague and confusing messages, which led many users to start upgrading to Windows 10 without realizing it. Microsoft subsequently apologized for having gone too far in its upgrade strategy.
Representatives of the company said they had "learned a lot" after all the complaints had been filed. The next lawsuit filed by the consumer protection group has forced Microsoft Germany to promise that it will never initiate downloading files to upgrade the operating system in the background without informing users. 
The statement of the company is welcomed as a "success for consumer rights".

Analysts: Google pays billions to Apple every year

Google pays billions of dollars for its search engine to take the default seat on iPhone and iPad. This is what analysts say from Bernstein. According to them, this year Google will pay about $ 3 billion to Apple for this privilege. This is an increase of about 1 billion, compared to the payment three years ago.

But if Google feels confident enough that their services are so popular that Apple will want to offer them to their customers, they may stop paying. But, in the foreseeable future, this is unlikely to happen, as iOS devices generate about 50% of Google's mobile search revenue.

China has denied the ban on VPN usage

Authorities in China have refuted information in some media that they are planning to ban VPN access to private individuals by February 2018. This is reported by RIA Novosti, referring to
Earlier, Bloomberg, citing anonymous sources, reported that all three state-owned Internet providers - China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom - received a corresponding order. VPN technology allows users to access Internet content through a dedicated server, bypassing filters and constraints imposed by suppliers or authorities, hiding their Internet activity, and more. In China, Internet users often use VPNs to overcome blocking of web resources such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and others.