Microsoft news recap: Microsoft Autofill to sync passwords across devices and platforms, agrees to comply with Australian media laws, and more

Jack Wilkinson

Microsoft India

Microsoft news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read!

Microsoft pivots on its Political Action Committee donations after recent online controversy

Following online controversy over its political donation plans, Microsoft has now outlined its strategy to political donations going forward, outlining specific changes to its policies. One of the more immediate changes involves suspending donations to “all members of Congress who voted to object to the certification of electors.”

Microsoft Autofill can now sync your passwords across Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, and mobile devices

To make accessing your passwords across devices and platforms easier, Microsoft Autofill will sync passwords across devices and platforms, including Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, and mobile. The Microsoft Authenticator app is also rolling out an update to allow users to access their passwords from within the app.

Woman Using A Smartphone

Microsoft starts rolling out dark mode to OneDrive on the web

OneDrive on the web is finally beginning to receive the dark mode treatment, falling in line with a host of other apps and services by Microsoft. The dark mode theme for OneDrive on the web is now rolling out.

Onedrive Web Dark Mode

Microsoft agrees to comply to Australia’s new media laws that could threaten Google and Facebook

After Google threatened to leave the Australian market over planned new media laws, Microsoft has stepped in and said that it plans to comply with Australia’s new laws, potentially aiming to replace Google’s place in the market.

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That’s it for this week. We will be back next week with more Microsoft news.