Microsoft Privacy & Safety

Microsoft's Approach to Helping Protect Privacy and Safety Online

November, 2011

  • SkyDrive: Everything on SkyDrive that you upload is private until you tell us otherwise.

    Microsoft recently released a number of upgrades to our file storing and sharing service, SkyDrive.com. A lengthy blog post by Omar Shahine on the Inside Windows Live blog describes the changes, which include strong privacy protections to help prevent...
  • The Week in Online Safety, November 28, 2011

    The Week in Online Safety, November 28, 2011 A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence News U.S. - Schools address online bullying, changing issues , Gannet News , Nov. 23, 2011 U.S. - Netflix 'Just...
  • Attending the Family Online Safety Institute Conference

    Last week I attend the 2011 Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. The theme of the fifth annual conference was “Evaluate. Innovate. Collaborate. Strategies for Safe and Healthy Online Use. ” The FOSI event...
  • Talking Cloud Privacy in Washington, D.C.

    Susie Adams, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Federal, writes on the Microsoft on the Issues Blog : Greater adoption of cloud computing is considered an inevitable trend by regulators and lawmakers from both sides of the political aisle, according...
  • Discussing Privacy in the Cloud

    Brendon Lynch , Chief Privacy Officer for Microsoft writes on the Trustworth Computing blog : Cloud computing has quickly become a mainstream technology. Global businesses, entrepreneurs and government agencies are embracing the cloud to accelerate...
  • The Week in Online Safety, November 21, 2011

    The Week in Online Safety, November 21, 2011 A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence News U.S. - Beyond High School: How Bullying Affects College Students , The Minaret , Nov. 16, 2011 U.K. - Pupils...
  • The Week in Online Safety, November 14, 2011

    The Week in Online Safety, November 14, 2011 A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence News U.S.- Parents, schools often stymied when bullying jumps to cyberspace , The Toledo Blade , Nov. 7, 2011 ...
  • Take the Microsoft Computing Safety Index

    Last month, we released the Microsoft Computing Safety Index (MCSI) , a scoring system of more than 20 steps individuals can take to help protect themselves online. The MCSI tallies points for basic and advanced computer security behaviors such as: updating...
  • Making Families Safer with the Microsoft HealthVault Emergency Profile Link Program

    Sean Nolan writes on the Microsoft Family Health Blog : I’m really proud of the emergency preparedness feature we launched a few weeks ago . Our approach of making a shared profile available in multiple emergency settings (wallet cards, online...