Outlook for Windows client to store email signature in the cloud


Microsoft plans to release an update for the Outlook for Windows client next month that will add the possibility to configure an email signature and have it saved in the cloud, rather than inside each Outlook installation.


Until today, a big issue with Outlook (and for that matter, all email clients) was the fact that users had to configure an email signature every time they’d install their email client.


When they reinstalled Windows or moved to a new device, users had to reconfigure the email signature, time and time again.


Starting with June 2020, Microsoft says that email signatures will be saved inside the user’s Microsoft 365 account, and loaded from the cloud for every email they send.


The feature will allow users to have a consistent email signature across all devices, and avoid situations where users send emails with outdated signatures.


The new

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Mozilla, Twitter, Reddit join forces in effort to block browsing data from warrantless access

A group of seven internet companies are vowing to stand up for the privacy of its users this week when the United States House of Representatives considers the USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020.

Mozilla, Engine, Reddit, Reform Government Surveillance, Twitter, i2Coalition, and Patreon have asked four US legislators to explicitly prohibit the warrantless collection of internet search and browsing history.

“We hope legislators will amend the bill to limit government access to internet browsing and search history without a warrant,” the Firefox-maker said in a blog post.

“Too much search and browsing history still is collected and stored around the Web. We believe this data deserves strong legal protections when the government seeks access to it, but in many cases that protection is uncertain.”

In a letter [PDF] to the four US House of Representatives members, the group said it privacy and security are essential to the

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Global consortium launches ‘transformative’ subsea cable for African connectivity

Facebook, Vodafone, China Mobile International, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, STC, Telecom Egypt and WIOCC have announced they are teaming up to build 2Africa, claimed to be the most comprehensive subsea cable to serve the African continent and the Middle East region.

2Africa is intended to enhance internet connectivity, capacity and reliability across Africa and the Middle East. The system is expected to go live in 2023/4, delivering more than the total combined capacity of all subsea cables serving Africa today, with a design capacity of up to 180Tbps on key parts of the system.

It will supplement the fast-growing capacity demand in the Middle East and underpin the further growth of 4G, 5G and fixed broadband access for hundreds of millions of people.

At 37,000km long, 2Africa will be one of the world’s largest subsea cable projects and will interconnect Europe, eastward via Egypt, the Middle East via Saudi Arabia, and

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