Microsoft Privacy & Safety

Microsoft's Approach to Helping Protect Privacy and Safety Online

October, 2011

  • Friends Oversharing Online? Call it "Digital T.M.I."

    Jacqueline Beauchere, Director, Trustworthy Computing Communications writes on the Microsoft on the Issues blog : We've all encountered them: people who after five minutes of meeting feel compelled to tell you the vivid details of their relationship...
  • Hotmail declares war on graymail

    Dick Craddock writes on the Inside Windows Live Blog: In previous posts on our blog, we talked about how we’ve reduced true spam in the inbox to under 3% using SmartScreen™ filtering. But we realized that getting rid of true spam wasn’t...
  • Microsoft 2011 Citizenship Report: Privacy & Safety

    Yesterday, Microsoft released the Microsoft 2011 Citizenship Report . The report provides an overview and assessment of our work over the past fiscal year (July 2010 to June 2011). On The Official Microsoft Blog, Dan Bross, Senior Director, Corporate...
  • The Week in Online Safety, October 10, 2011

    The Week in Online Safety, October10, 2011 A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence News U.S. - Teens Grapple With Cyberethics in the Digital Age , Tech News World , Oct. 7, 2011 U.S. - Facebook...
  • The Week in Online Safety, October 3, 2011

    The Week in Online Safety, October 3, 2011 A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence News U.S. - A Call for Opening Up Web Access at Schools , The New York Times , Sep. 28, 2011 U.S. - Beware of...
  • Microsoft on National Cyber Security Month: Everyone Must Do Their Part

    Jacqueline Beauchere, Director, Trustworthy Computing Communications, writes on the Microsoft on the Issues blog : October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) in the U.S. and around the world. This year's official launch is taking place...
  • Microsoft SIR 11 Finds Social Engineering is Leading Cause of Malware

    This week Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing released the 11th edition of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report volume 11 (SIRv11) . Among the most interesting findings is that social-engineering techniques cause nearly half (45 percent) of...
  • The Week in Online Safety, October 17, 2011

    The Week in Online Safety, October 17, 2011 A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence News U.S. - How To Teach Kids 'Digital Literacy'? Build A Private Social Network Playground For Them , Forbes ,...
  • The Week in Online Safety, October 24, 2011

    The Week in Online Safety, October 24, 2011 A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence News U.S. - Vulnerable teens still at risk in cyberspace , Buffalo News , Oct. 23, 2011 U.S. - Cyberbullying...
  • Microsoft privacy profiles: Michelle Bruno and Lyn Watts protect privacy in online gaming

    Here’s the fourth and final in our series of privacy profiles at Microsoft. Lyn Watts and Michelle Bruno work behind the scenes at Microsoft to help ensure that online gamers don’t have to fight to maintain their privacy. Read the entire profile...
  • TwC Releases New Online Safety Index

    Jacqueline Beauchere , Director, Trustworthy Computing Communications writes on the Trustworthy Computing Blog : Microsoft and Trustworthy Computing have been focused on raising public awareness and educating customers about online risks for years...
  • The Week in Online Safety, October 31, 2011

    The Week in Online Safety, October 31, 2011 A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence News U.S. – Has the Internet made kids meaner than ever? , Take Part , Oct. 24, 2011 U.S. - Anti-Bullying...