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In The News 07-06-16

Thursday, July 7th, 2016 by | Filed Under: In The News

Microsoft Settles Upgrade Lawsuit For $10,000

Microsoft paid a woman $10,000 after she said an unwanted Windows 10 upgrade crashed the computers for her travel agency and cost her a bunch of business during the busy season.


She won the claim in small claims court and Microsoft says it decided to drop its appeal to spare the expense of further litigation.  In related news, the company will now add a “decline free offer” option to that pesky Windows 10 nag screen.

Facebook Changing Feeds To Feature More Family & Friends

Facebook is tweaking their news feeds to ensure that posts made by your family and friends will appear higher up in your news feed that posts made by companies, celebrities and other pages that you happen to follow on Facebook.


This is expected to lower the reach of pages and groups.  This could also be seen as another push by Facebook to bet pages to pay to increase their traffic.  I’m still among those who wish there was an option to just see everything that everyone you follow posts in chronological order. But that’s not likely to happen.

Robot Lawyer Helps Thousands Beat Parking Tickets.

Move over Matlock and Perry Mason. There’s a new robot lawyer in town and so far this guy has helped get over 150,00 parking tickets dismissed.  It’s the brainchild of teenager Joshua Browder, a college student with what I think will be a bright future in front of him.

Just head over to Do Not Pay to sign up. You can appeal tickets in London and NY or try to get compensation for delayed flights. The service is completely free and doesn’t charge any commission.

~ Cynthia


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3 Responses to “In The News 07-06-16”

  1. Chris Rawlins says:

    “Microsoft Settles Upgrade Lawsuit For $10,000″. What is wrong with these people? If this woman didn’t want Win10 for some idiotic reason, why on earth did she download and install it? I can’t see how she could possibly do that by mistake. I think she did this on purpose just so she could claim against Microsoft and get some money. In other words, she’s just another scammer and Microsoft should not have paid.

    • lyn buerger says:

      Well Chris, win 10 was downloaded to my computer after I repeatedly said no, no, no. It crashed my computer and i got the blue screen of death. My computer guy said they could not do that, but I differ with that, IT DID HAPPEN. I bought another computer with Win 8 and the first time I left for the week-end it was downloaded again. I again said no no no, but got it anyway. This time it is working with no problems but it cost me nearly $1000. just because they could not take NO NO NO for an answer. So please do not tell me they cannot download without permission.

  2. Mark Roberts says:

    Win 10 downloaded without my permission to download also happened to me about a couple of months ago; where at first it was like a suggestion reminder every time starting Win 7 to get Win 10, and then at a later stage when it became popular to others switching over, where it was then I caught Win 10 in its act being during an update which also fitted in with that bypassing Win 10 suggestion mode into its own initiation to downloading within % rates, so I turned PC off & on again to Google up how to further cancel notifications settings & did, so yeah I guess it happens if I’m stubborn enough for my own free liking “Oh” on the same note while typing this my neighbors attempting to flood my patio though my irrigation foolproof setup has also block that too!! -LOL

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