At the RSA 2011 conference in San Francisco, Microsoft’s Scott Charney presented a proposal for collective defense against botnets and malware that threaten consumer devices connected to the Internet.
International Safer Internet Day is an annual event to promote responsible use of the technology, particularly among children and youth.
Posted by David FinnAssociate General Counsel, Worldwide Anti-piracy and Anti-counterfeiting, Microsoft
Software counterfeiting and piracy is a global problem that no single entity solves alone.
With a new session of Congress, we have an opportunity to reassess the challenges confronting the U.S. patent system and to forge consensus around improvements that promote patent quality and efficiency.
Posted by Dan ReedCorporate Vice President, Technology Strategy & Policy, Extreme Computing Group
Mobile and intelligent devices have become essential everyday tools in most of our lives as evidenced by the nearly 5 billion active cell phones in the world today and the rapidly emerging Internet of Things.
For many of us, it’s hard to remember a time when we couldn’t immediately respond to a time-sensitive e-mail, access the latest video from a smartphone or connect our phones to our cars or other devices. However, the reality is that this seemingly seamless functionality comes at a cost. Every new download, upload or connection adds strain on a wireless communications network which is based on usable radio spectrum. That spectrum is intrinsically limited by the laws of physics and practical economics.
This week, in an effort to address the limitations of the current approach to managing wireless spectrum, the Federal Communications Commission will obtain comments in response to its Notice of Inquiry on dynamic radio spectrum access. We strongly support the FCC’s commitment to exploring more intensive and efficient use of the nation’s radio spectrum.