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The Week in Privacy – August 21, 2009
Judge Orders Google to Reveals Blogger's Identity After Insulting Model Canadian model Liskula Cohen sued Google demanding to know the identity of an anonymous blogger on the Google site Blogger.com. The UK Telegraph reports that “In what may prove a far-reaching ruling, Joan Madden, a New York supreme...
22 Aug 2009
Announcing Data Privacy Day 2009
On January 28, 2009, people around the world are celebrating Data Privacy Day by learning more about what we each can do to keep our personal information safer online. The day will feature awareness and education events across generations, cultures, and geographies. Microsoft will host a free interactive...
13 Jan 2009
The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, May 14, 2012
The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, May 14, 2012 A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence General Online Privacy News (E.U.) - Europe's more stringent view of online privacy , San Francisco Chronicle , May 5, 2012 News (E.U.) - International DPA...
15 May 2012
The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, December 9, 2012
The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, December 9, 2012 A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence General Online Privacy News (U.S.) - You’d Need 76 Work Days to Read All Your Privacy Policies Each Year , Time , Dec. 4, 2012 General Online...
12 Dec 2012
Privacy and a New Era of Personal Computing: A View from Brussels
Brendon Lynch, Chief Privacy Officer, Microsoft writes on the Microsoft on the Issues Blog : I spent last week in Brussels with privacy regulators and practitioners from around the world, many of whom were there for the IAPP European Data Protection Congress . It’s an important time for privacy...
21 Nov 2012
The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, February 11, 2013
The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, February 11, 2013 A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence General Online Privacy News (U.S.) – EU Adopts CyberSecurity Strategy and Proposes Network Security Directive , InsidePrivacy , Feb. 7, 2013 NGOs...
11 Feb 2013
Microsoft HealthVault Explains Privacy Considerations with Facebook Integration
Last week on the Family Health Blog, the Microsoft HealthVault team announced it would let users sign in with Facebook, and also explained the privacy considerations around the move : For many folks, Facebook is the Internet --- the social networking juggernaut has become the starting point for an...
14 Jun 2011
Why location services have to be done right…
49% of testers said privacy and security concerns were the top reason they don’t use check-in services more often ...read more
12 Jun 2010
Leading Privacy Advocates Release New Tracking Protection Lists for IE9
Ryan Gavin writes on the Microsoft Exploring IE Blog : Privacy is top of mind for many people this week, as we get ready to celebrate Data Privacy Day on January 28. Over the next few days, you will hear quite a bit from Microsoft on this topic since we, as a company, continue to be very committed...
31 Jan 2012
Bing Announces Personalized Search, New Privacy Supplement
Yesterday the Bing team announced new features in Bing that offer a more personalized search for customers by using location data as well as search history, on the official Bing blog : For years people have talked about personalized search as the next evolution of our amazing technology. Over the...
11 Feb 2011
Non-Personal Information - like where you live?
Kim Cameron of Microsoft writes on his Identity Blog: Non-Personal Information - like where you live? The notion that location information tied to random identifiers is not personally identifiable information is total hogwash. Posted on Tuesday 24 August 2010 Last week I gave a presentation...
26 Aug 2010
The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, May 7, 2012
The Week in Privacy & Online Safety, May 7, 2012 A weekly global roundup of news, policy developments, research, and influence General Online Privacy News (U.S.) - How to Muddy Your Tracks on the Internet , The New York Times , May 2, 2012 Advocates (U.S.) - Are pseudonyms “anonymous”...
8 May 2012
New Backgrounder: Microsoft Security Intelligence Report and Privacy
I’ve written a new backgrounder document for our Twc Policymakers site on the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report and Privacy . The Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) is issued twice a year, and documents evolving threats and security trends. A number of the trends we measure have...
21 Dec 2010
New Backgrounder on Location Based Services and Privacy
We just added written a new two-page backgrounder document for our Trustworthy Computing Policymakers site on Location Based Services and Privacy . Location Based Services (LBS) are becoming an increasingly popular with consumers, especially mobile users. This backgrounder discusses LBS, and provides...
22 Feb 2011
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 each request so that the service will no longer return...
1 Aug 2011
Harvesting phone and laptop fingerprints for its database
Google says the user’s device sends a request to its location server with a list of all MAC addresses currently visible to it. Does that include yours? ...read more
20 Jun 2010
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 Jonathan Mayer at Stanford University, "supercookies...
19 Aug 2011
MAC addresses will be used to reveal where you live
Once you have snooped peoples' MAC addresses, and put them into a database linking them to a street address, you have dramatically changed the way network identifiers work. ...read more
6 Jun 2010
Privacy and the Bing Integration with Facebook
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14 Oct 2010
Building Global Trust Online Volume 2: Policymaker Guide to Privacy, Safety, and Security
Today, I’m happy to announce we are releasing Building Global Trust Online Volume 2: Policymaker Guide to Privacy, Safety, and Security at the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Global Privacy Summit in Washington, D.C. Complimentary copies are available for conference attendees...
7 Mar 2012
The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, November 5, 2012
The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, November 5, 2012 A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence General Online Privacy News (U.S.) - Apple leads legal battle over e-commerce vs. privacy rights in CA Sup. Court , San Jose Mercury , Nov. 5, 2012 ...
7 Nov 2012
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 kind of “inadvertent sharing” which...
29 Nov 2011
Do and don’ts for p@$$w0rd$
From the Microsoft Malware Protection Center Blog : Almost a year ago , we started a project designed to monitor incoming attacks against a normal user on a day-to-day basis. We presented you with details about the geographical area from where the attacks originated and what services were targeted...
30 Nov 2009
Cloud Fundamentals Video Series: Evolving Identity Requirements
From the Trustworthy Computing Blog: Posted By: Tim Rains , Director, Trustworthy Computing A key topic when it comes to security is identity. But, the laws of identity tell us “the Internet was built without a way to know who and what you are connecting to…Since this essential...
11 May 2012
Podcast with Peter Cullen Talking About Cyber Safe California Summit
Hello, I’m Christopher Budd and I’m a communications program manager in the Trustworthy Computing (TwC) Group. Some of you may know me from my work with the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) , but these days I’m working with Peter Cullen, Brendon Lynch and others in our Privacy Group . ...
5 Mar 2008
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