STEM Students: There is a Path Forward

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues Yesterday, Brad Smith, Executive Vice President of Legal & Corporate Affairs at Microsoft spoke at the University of Washington’s Distinguished Lecture Series about the significant role Computer Science is playing in shaping the future of our global economy. While the United States faces a growing economic challenge…

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Privacy and Technology in Balance?

Posted by Brad SmithGeneral Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft This week, I had the opportunity to speak in Uruguay at the 34th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners. This conference brings together leading authorities on privacy from more than 50 countries, including many of the key government officials…

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The View from Washington State: Creating an Education System for the 21st Century

Editor’s Note: This post is part of a monthly series from Microsoft called “The View from Washington State”. The View from Washington State will provide insight and commentary on topics and trends of importance to technology, education, corporate citizenship and public policy in Washington State. Posted by Jane BroomDirector of Community Affairs, Microsoft Last month,…


Reducing America’s Talent Deficit

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues Today, the Wall Street Journal published an op-ed by Microsoft’s Brad Smith urging lawmakers to pursue a “race to the future” approach to secure U.S. competitiveness and growth.  Building on Microsoft’s National Talent Strategy released last month, Brad makes the case and outlines strategies to improve the…

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Learn to Fight Online Fraud During Cyber Awareness Month

Posted by Jacqueline BeauchereDirector, Trustworthy Computing Communications, Microsoft Lottery scams, advance-fee fraud, phishing attacks and fake anti-virus alerts. These are just a few ways criminals are attempting to gain access to your personal information to steal money, and impersonate you or hijack your good name. On average, adults in the U.S. have been exposed to…

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TV White Spaces Spectrum: An Update from Singapore

Posted by Paul MitchellSenior Director, Technology Policy Group, Microsoft Earlier this year, the Singapore White Spaces Pilot Group (SWSPG) launched a significant pilot of wireless broadband using TV White Spaces (TVWS). As part of the momentum of this pilot, the SWSPG convened a one day workshop in Singapore on Oct. 10 that brought together technology…

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Pulse on Citizenship: Microsoft Reports on its Citizenship Work Across the Globe

Editor’s Note: This post is part of a monthly series from Microsoft’s Citizenship team that appears on the second Wednesday of every month. Pulse on Citizenship provides insight and commentary on topics and trends in corporate citizenship. Posted by Lori HarnickGeneral Manager, Citizenship & Public Affairs, Microsoft Today, we are releasing our annual Citizenship Report,…

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The Week in Tech Policy: Oct. 8th Edition – The Debate on Cybersecurity, Warrantless Mobile Device Tracking & More

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues In this edition of The Week in Tech Policy, we have stories on the continuing debates around cybersecurity, warrantless tracking of Americans’ mobile devices and more. Debate on cybersecurity continues. Gen. Keith Alexander, the head of U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, says that the…

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Supporting Teachers and Schools: A Global Imperative

Posted by Anthony SalcitoVice President, Worldwide Education, Microsoft Tomorrow, our partner UNESCO celebrates World Teachers Day, when thousands of communities around the globe honor the women and men who selflessly (and for little material reward) hold our collective future in their hands. It’s a lot to ask, but we trust teachers to help shape our…

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WE Day Seattle to Make its Debut on March 27

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues Today, in front of 2,000 students and teachers at Federal Way High School in Washington state, Microsoft General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Legal & Corporate Affairs Brad Smith joined Free The Children founder Craig Kielburger and Seattle Seahawks’ Head Coach Pete Carroll to announce We…

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