Microsoft teams with university researchers to improve TV white spaces wireless technology

Posted by Ranveer ChandraSenior Researcher, Microsoft Research On Sunday, Microsoft Research published a new paper in partnership with The Chinese University of Hong Kong proposing a new system for improving indoor use of wireless technologies in cities. Radio frequency spectrum, the airwaves over which wireless devices communicate, is in increasing demand throughout the world. Access…

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Microsoft hosts D.C. panel of experts on modernizing the teaching profession

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues On Wednesday, leading policy makers, educators and industry leaders gathered to address approaches to modernize and elevate the teaching profession to meet the demands of a globally competitive world at the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center in Washington, D.C. Panelists discussed how critical it is for every…

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Microsoft announces industry coalition on European patent system

Posted by Horacio GutierrezDeputy General Counsel & Corporate Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft We are pleased to announce Microsoft’s participation in a cross-industry coalition dedicated to the creation of an effective European unitary patent system. It’s truly a unique coalition: 14 global innovators and users of the European patent system, who are in…

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US Attorneys General vow to protect kids

Posted by Jacqueline BeauchereChief Online Safety Officer, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft At the kickoff event for his year-long presidential initiative, “America’s Promise – Keeping Our Kids Safe,” the new leader of the U.S. National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) promised to help protect American youth in all aspects of their lives, including life online. “We need…

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Celebrating the America Invents Act and American innovation

Posted by David JonesAssistant General Counsel, IP Policy, Microsoft Sept. 16 marks the second anniversary of the America Invents Act (AIA), the first significant modernization of U.S. patent law in a half-century.   The AIA contained important reforms aimed at improving patent quality and confidence in the patent system and ensuring that the U.S. Patent and…

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New Microsoft Computing Safety Index report: US consumers need to focus on basic online safety

Posted by Jacqueline Beauchere Chief Online Safety Officer, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft From antimalware solutions and automatic updates, to firewalls and strong passwords, Microsoft and the technology industry routinely stress that consumers should exercise basic “digital hygiene.” To some, these pieces of advice come as second nature. Most U.S. consumers, however, appear to ignore key technology…

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Microsoft partners with the University of Washington to create the Tech Policy Lab

Posted by Brad SmithGeneral Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft One of the exciting aspects of life in the tech sector is the pace of innovation and speed of change.  But the rapid changes can present challenges for policymakers. What, for example, are the policy implications of “big data” and a…


Technology: The complex, critical frontier in the fight against child sex trafficking

Posted by Samantha DoerrDirector, Public Affairs & Child Protection, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit On Monday, I had the privilege of participating in an @Microsoft Conversation at Microsoft’s Silicon Valley campus with leading academics and experts working to better understand – in scientifically measurable ways – the role that technology plays in the issue of domestic…

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Microsoft amends petition to US Foreign Intelligence Service Court

Posted by John FrankVice President & Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft On Monday, we amended our petition to the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC). This is an amendment to the motion we filed on June 19. Since then, working with others in the industry, we’ve been pursuing a variety of options to provide additional…

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