Microsoft Privacy & Safety

Microsoft's Approach to Helping Protect Privacy and Safety Online

August, 2011

  • Update on the issue of ‘supercookies’ used on MSN

    In response to recent attention on "supercookies" in the media, we wanted to share more detail on the immediate action we took to address this issue, as well as affirm our commitment to the privacy of our customers. According to researchers, including...
  • Hotmail: Three new security improvements

    Benjamin Moebius writes on the Security Tips & Talk Blog : The Hotmail team has been busy. Three of our favorite new security improvements are: No more easy passwords. You might know that millions of people use the word “password”...
  • Microsoft Makes Change to Geographic Location Positioning Service

    Updated 9:14 A.M. 8/2/2011 Microsoft released a change to its geographic location positioning service on July 30, 2011, which addresses an issue highlighted in Elie Bursztein's blog on July 29, 2011. This change adds improved filtering to validate...
  • The Week in Online Safety, August 1, 2011

    The Week in Online Safety, August 1, 2011 A weekly global view of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence “Swatting” victimizes a prominent safety advocate. Yesterday it was reported that prominent safety advocate...
  • Protecting Data: A Role for Corporate Privacy Programs

    On the Microsoft on the Issues blog, a guest post from Leslie Harris , President and CEO , Center for Democracy & Technology . For more on Microsoft's approach to accountability in privacy, see our backgrounder, “ Privacy Accountability ,”...
  • The Week in Online Safety, August 15, 2011

    The Week in Online Safety, August 15, 2011 A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence News U.S. - Parents let children go social/online , ABC News , Aug. 5, 2011 U.S. – Social Network Crimes...
  • IE9 with SmartScreen Leads Malware Protection Once Again

    Roger Capriotti writes on the Internet Explorer Blog : While the web is a wonderful place, there are many dangers online that can put you and your computer at risk. Your browser is the first line of defense against attacks on the web, and it plays...
  • Xbox LIVE Enforcement “Unicorn Ninja” Keeps Service Safe and Fun for Everyone

    From the Microsoft News Center Blog : in an otherwise typical Microsoft hallway, a black curtain stretches across the doorway to a large room. The whiteboard next to it offers this ambiguous, if not curiosity-inducing, explanation: “Please do...
  • The Week in Online Safety, August 22, 2011

    The Week in Online Safety, August 22, 2011 A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence News U.S. - Netflix Launches 'Just For Kids Section' , AP , Aug. 16, 2011 U.S. - New FBI iPhone App Could Help...
  • Back to School: Stand Up to Cyberbullying

    Jacqueline Beauchere, Director, Trustworthy Computing Communications, writes on The Official Microsoft Blog: September is synonymous with back-to-school for much of the world's youth – getting back in the classroom, reconnecting with friends...
  • The Week in Online Safety, August 29, 2011

    The Week in Online Safety, August 29, 2011 A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments,research, and influence News U.S. - What to Do If Your Child Is a Cyberbully , Security News , Aug. 25, 2011 U.S. - Playing video games...