Japan Taps Technology to Empower Women and Advance Gender Equality

Microsoft is committed to the use of technology to address gender inequality, as highlighted by a recent Memorandum of Understanding signed with UN Women inJuly to strengthen efforts to drive social and economic transformation for women around the world. The commitment is being put into practice even in developed countries such as Japan, where Microsoft…

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Using Microsoft Technology to Curb Online Child Pornography in Taiwan

Microsoft Taiwan is collaborating with the Taiwanese government, local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and Internet service providers (ISPs) to make use of its PhotoDNA image-matching technology to stem the spread of online child pornography. Taiwan is the first country outside North America to implement PhotoDNA to curb child exploitation. Child pornography remains one of the most…

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Microsoft has the Pulse on Global Citizenship

This blog was originally posted by Lori Harnick, General Manager, Citizenship & Public Affairs, Microsoft, on the Microsoft on the Issues Blog. Today, we are releasing our annual Citizenship Report, which provides an overview of our citizenship work over the past fiscal year, from July 2011 to June 2012. This is the third year in…

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