Microsoft Privacy & Safety

Microsoft's Approach to Helping Protect Privacy and Safety Online

July, 2011

  • What happens when a Windows Live account is hijacked

    Dick Craddock of Windows Live explains on the Inside Windows Live Blog : At Hotmail, we know that account hijacking is a big problem, and we continue to work hard to prevent it. We’ve noticed a couple of things about hijacked accounts. First...
  • Microsoft Offers Reward for Information on Rustock

    Richard Boscovich, Senior Attorney, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit, writes on the Official Microsoft Blog : Last month, I shared with you that the Rustock botnet has remained inactive since Microsoft and its partners took it offline on March 16 th ...
  • The Week in Online Safety, July 11, 2011

    The Week in Online Safety, July 11, 2011 A weekly global view of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence Violent Video Games The ramifications of the last month’s Supreme Court ruling striking down a California law restricting...
  • Initiating “Conversations on Privacy”

    Brendon Lynch, Chief Privacy Officer, Microsoft, writes on the Microsoft on the Issues blog : As we engage with people around the world, it is clear that privacy issues are top of mind for consumers, businesses, governments and policymakers. It seems...
  • Wrapping up a Busy Internet Safety Month

    Today is the last day of June, which is Internet Safety Month in the United States. (There is an international Safer Internet Day in February). Microsoft was busy with a number of safety initiatives throughout the month of June. On June 1, we participated...
  • The Week in Online Safety, July 25, 2011

    The Week in Online Safety, July 25, 2011 A weekly global view of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence Online Reputation Online reputation is a growing concern in online safety as today’s digital youth become adults...
  • Microsoft Shares Source Code for Wi-Fi Data Collection Software

    Reid Kuhn, Partner Group Program Manager, Windows Phone Engineering Team writes on the Microsoft on the Issues Blog: There continues to be a high level of public interest in how and why companies collect Wi-Fi access point information. Windows Phone...
  • The Week in Online Safety, July 4, 2011

    The Week in Online Safety, July 4, 2011 A weekly global view of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence Supreme Court Ruling on Violent Videogames: Reactions Last week, the Supreme Court struck down a California law restricting...