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  • Blog Post: New research forecasts the staggering cost of cybercrime

    Posted by David Finn Associate General Counsel & Executive Director, Microsoft Cybercrime Center A new study released Tuesday reaffirms what we in Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit have seen for some time now – cybercrime is a booming business for organized crime groups all over the...
  • Blog Post: Conundrums in cyberspace — exploiting security in the name of, well, security

    Posted by Scott Charney Corporate Vice President, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft At Microsoft, establishing and sustaining trust with our customers is essential. If our customers can’t rely on us to protect their data—whether from crooks, mismanagement or excessive government intrusion—they...
  • Blog Post: Charting a Course for Privacy Innovations

    Posted by Mike Hintze Chief Privacy Counsel, Microsoft For any technology company, continuous innovation is essential to stay relevant. But new features and functionality are not enough. Increasingly, consumers want innovations that help them keep their personal information secure and private. And...
  • Blog Post: FBI and DOJ take on the Coreflood botnet

    Posted by Richard Boscovich Senior Attorney, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit Today, the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice announced a legal and technical operation to take down the Coreflood botnet, using a civil suit for a temporary restraining order against the operators of the botnet and criminal...
  • Blog Post: Seeing the Internet as an Ecosystem

    Posted by Pamela Passman Corporate Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs Earlier this week I participated on a panel about the future of Internet content and services at the Silicon Flatirons annual conference at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Rocky Radar did a good job of reporting...
  • Blog Post: Accountability in Action: Microsoft’s Privacy Program

    Posted by Brendon Lynch Chief Privacy Officer, Microsoft Accountability has been a globally recognized principle of privacy and data protection for more than three decades. But in the past few years, an important effort has been under way to clearly delineate what accountability—and the related...
  • Blog Post: Talking Cloud Privacy in Washington, D.C.

    Posted by Susie Adams Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Federal Greater adoption of cloud computing is considered an inevitable trend by regulators and lawmakers from both sides of the political aisle, according to my fellow panelists at Tuesday’s “@Microsoft Conversations on Privacy”...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and the FTC: A Continued Focus on Privacy

    Posted by Frank Torres Director, Consumer Affairs On December 7, the Federal Trade Commission will host the first in a series of day-long roundtable discussions “to explore the privacy challenges posed by the vast array of 21st century technology and business practices that collect and use consumer...
  • Blog Post: Advancing Consumer Trust and Privacy: Internet Explorer in Windows 8

    Posted by Brendon Lynch Chief Privacy Officer, Microsoft Today, Microsoft announced Windows 8 has reached Release Preview and Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8 will have “Do Not Track” (DNT) on by default. This post includes additional thoughts about this important milestone in our effort...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Testifies on U.S. Senate Cybersecurity Legislation

    Posted by Paul Nicholas Senior Director, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft Last week, Scott Charney testified at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs . The hearing was about the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, which is Congress’s first comprehensive legislation...
  • Blog Post: Competition and Consumer Protection in a Web 3.0 World

    Posted by Pamela Passman Corporate Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Global Corporate & Regulatory Affairs In the emerging Web 3.0 world, privacy will likely become a principal feature on which consumers base decisions about which products and services to use. Here’s why: Web...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft on National Cyber Security Month: Everyone Must Do Their Part

    Posted by Jacqueline Beauchere Director, Trustworthy Computing Communications, Microsoft October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) in the U.S. and around the world. This year's official launch is taking place in Ypsilanti, Michigan to coincide with the Michigan Cyber Summit 2011 ...
  • Blog Post: Commitment to consumer privacy in Windows Phone 7

    Posted by Andy Lees President, Mobile Communications Business, Microsoft Many consumers and policymakers are asking important questions about how today’s phones are collecting and using information about a phone user’s location. The discussion has intensified over the past few weeks when...
  • Blog Post: The Importance of Reforming the Electronic Communication Privacy Act

    Posted by Mike Hintze Associate General Counsel Last week, Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith and I testified in Congressional hearings on the need to reform the Electronic Communication Privacy Act (ECPA). In our testimony, we explained how the statute has failed to keep up with advances in technology...
  • Blog Post: Comparing Search Data Retention Policies of Major Search Engines Before the EU

    Posted By Brendon Lynch Director of Privacy Strategy (Re-posted from The Data Privacy Imperative blog) Today, I testified before the Article 29 Working Party , the Europe Commission group charged with providing advice to the EU and member states on the protection of personal data. The Article 29...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Intelligence Report Volume 12 Released

    Posted by Tim Rains Director, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft Today, we released the latest volume of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) containing a large body of new data and analysis on the threat landscape. This volume of the SIR includes: · Latest industry vulnerability...
  • Blog Post: Restoring Balance to American Surveillance Laws

    Posted by Mike Hintze Associate General Counsel Many members of the tech community believe that American surveillance laws need to be modernized for the digital age. Today, that effort takes an important step forward as a broad coalition of advocacy groups, technology companies and academics announces...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Releases Security Intelligence Report: Cybercriminals Increasingly Targeting Consumers

    Posted by Vinny Gullotto General Manager, Microsoft Malware Protection Center Today’s release of Microsoft’s Security Intelligence Report volume 10 is our most comprehensive global threat report to date, with in-depth regional threat intelligence for 117 countries from more than 600 million...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Celebrates Data Privacy Day

    Posted by David Bowermaster Administrator, Microsoft on the Issues Protecting privacy online and securing personal data are major priorities for Microsoft. So, to commemorate Data Privacy Day in the U.S. (and Data Protection Day in Europe), the company has been sharing its latest thinking on privacy...