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Microsoft: Company Announces Data Centers in Germany to Avoid US Government Surveillance

#Microsoft announced clients would be able to pay for the option to store information in data centers operated by #Deutsche Telekom AG following reports of surveillance by U.S. intelligence agents.

“Since the European Court of Justice last month scrapped the Safe Harbor Agreement, U.S. Internet companies have responded by bulking up data centers in the EU.

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Microsoft will manage data Europeans in Germany

Microsoft is going to save the data of Europeans in data centers in Germany, in order to protect its customers against surveillance of the US
Reported FT Wednesday. Microsoft sets new data centers in Germany, which are controlled by telecom provider Deutsche Telekom.
In this way, the data of European Microsoft customers both technically and legally in European hands are preserved, and so fall outside the scope of the US.
It is the first time that takes up a large technology in such a way measures to keep the information from its customers outside the reach of the American spy programs.
Additional payment
The German data center will open late 2016, and will be used only to store the information of European Microsoft users.
However, the use of which European data centers more cost than the existing cloud services from Microsoft.
That rules should be the result of which would be Microsoft legally can not be held liable for the data of its European customers.
Governments that still have access to the data would like, would they have to regulate according to German privacy laws and by German authorities.
Dutch data center
Wednesday was also a new Microsoft data center operational in the Dutch Central Lake.
This center is used for cloud services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The center is an addition to the Microsoft data center in Ireland.
That Irish center is still under the control of Microsoft. In the US, trying to get the government through a trial access to e-mails from an American that is stored on that server Irish.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Microsoft has begun selling the device through its online store and other retailers. The Surface Pro 4 runs on Windows 10 software and features a 12.3-inch screen with a detachable keyboard.

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“The new Microsoft Surface Pro 4 keyboard upgrade to my Surface Pro 3 arrived today. The touchpad is certainly better, the keys are a lot stiffer, so it seems like a good upgrade. But I don’t know what toxic chemicals they make these things out of because it smells bad. I think the original did too so maybe they calm down after outgassing for a while. The big decision now is whether to stick the pen loop on the left or right side of the keyboard. Microsoft seems to think it belongs on the left, I put it on the right of my old one and that works, but I can’t remember the rationale I had for doing it that way and whether it would be better the other way or not”, Says Steve Prior

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Vs Apple iPad Pro: A Specs And Features Shakedown

With all the hoopla surrounding the unexpected and impressive looking Surface Book that was announced yesterday, it might be easy to forget that Microsoft also announced the Surface Pro 4, which is a rather respectable follow-up to the previously well-received Surface Pro 3.
Last month, we did a specs and feature comparison which pitted the Surface Pro 3 against the Apple iPad Pro — it wasn’t exactly a fair fight given the “elder” status of the Surface Pro 3, but with the arrival of the Surface Pro 4, the gloves can finally come off as Microsoft goes head-to-head against the best that Cupertino has to offer.

Microsoft Surface: Microsoft Unveils 13.5-Inch Surface Book Laptop and Surface Pro 4 Tablet

The Surface Book features a 13.5-inch screen and a Nvidia GeForce GPU. The Surface Pro 4, which will be released on Oct. 26, packs a 12.3-inch display and includes a Surface Pen.

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