MS Word edit history snares Scottish Labour on donations

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| Ashcroft's computer was indentified using the editing history in the
| properties of the Word document. Microsoft Office suite programs can have
| this "track changes" function switched on in a way that is invisible to the
| user, though it is simple to deactivate.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/12..._edit_history/


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Microsoft disabling Word 2003's 'fast save' feature

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| "While the Fast Save feature speeds up the document-saving process by saving
| only the changes made to a document, the saved document may contain metadata,
| such as comments, erased text, previous versions, and authorship," Microsoft
| said in a white paper on the update. "Disabling Fast Save ensures that
| confidential data is protected against improper disclosure." Â* Â*
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http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-978...=2547-1_3-0-20


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| Vista—Microsoft’s latest operating system—may prove to be most
| appropriately named, especially for those seeking evidence of how a
| computer was used.
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http://www.abanet.org/journal/ereport/jy13tkjasn.html


Microsoft could be teaching police to hack Vista

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| Microsoft may begin training the police in ways to break the
| encryption built into its forthcoming Vista operating system.
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http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...ng-police-hack


UK holds Microsoft security talks

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| "UK officials are talking to Microsoft over fears the new version of
| Windows could make it harder for police to read suspects' computer files."
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4713018.stm