The Need for Global Collective Defense on the Internet

Posted by Scott CharneyCorporate Vice President, Trustworthy Computing For more than two decades, people have struggled to understand the cyber threat, evaluate the risks to individuals, organizations (including nation-states), and society at large, and craft appropriate responses. Although many organizations have invested significantly in information assurance, most computer security experts believe that a well-resourced and persistent…

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Microsoft’s 2010 Citizenship Report Released

Microsoft recently released its 2010 Annual Report, and this week, we also released our Microsoft 2010 Citizenship Report. The 2010 Microsoft Citizenship Report offers insight on Microsoft’s approach and outlook on economic, social, and environmental issues, as well as reporting on progress. How we conduct ourselves and our business is as important as delivering quality…

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Stop. Think. Connect: Microsoft, government and industry join forces to promote online safety

Posted by Jacqueline BeauchereDirector, Trustworthy Computing Communications – Privacy & Online Safety National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October is the designated time of year when individuals and organizations are encouraged to take stock of computing security and their online habits and practices, to help provide a safer, more secure and trusted experience – for…


How Providing Access to Research Helps Address the UN Millennium Development Goals

Posted by Frank McCoskerManaging Director, Global Strategic Accounts At Microsoft, we are driven by the idea that technology helps enable people to realize their full potential. Our involvement with Research4Life is a great example of how access to technology and the information it can provide helps others do great things. Research4Life is a global partnership…

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A Day of Caring

Posted by Brad SmithSenior Vice President and General Counsel Today, more than 10,000 friends, neighbors, colleagues and citizens will participate in the United Way of King County Day of Caring. It’s an opportunity for people to connect with their local community and make a difference – whether it’s helping people who have become homeless, assisting…


Microsoft works with Demi and Ashton in new initiative to protect children

Posted by Pamela PassmanCorporate Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs I am proud to work for a company like Microsoft that has a long-standing commitment to protecting children. I am especially pleased to be able to share that Microsoft is participating in a new collaborative effort with other technology companies, advocates and the Demi and Ashton…


CGI Week: Turning ideas into actions that address social and economic issues

Posted by Akhtar BadshahSenior Director, Global Community Affairs Founded in 2005 by President Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative was created to turn ideas into action creating a more integrated global community with shared benefits, responsibilities, and values. It brings together people from around the world, and channels the capacities of individuals and organizations to realize…

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Anti-Piracy Enforcement and NGOs

Posted by Brad SmithSenior Vice President and Microsoft General Counsel (Cross-posted from the Official Microsoft Blog) A story in yesterday’s New York Times reports on anti-piracy enforcement actions in Russia that have been used for more nefarious purposes than protecting intellectual property rights.  As General Counsel for Microsoft, it was not the type of story…

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Microsoft Helps Create the UNESCO KINL (Knowledge and Innovations Network for Literacy) Portal

Posted by Owen LinderholmDirector, Microsoft on the Issues The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has announced that in conjunction with International Literacy Day it is launching a new portal for supporting and promoting literacy efforts globally. Microsoft shares the global concern with literacy – both for children and adults. It is estimated…


Rethink, Reform and Rebuild Education

Posted by Pamela PassmanCorporate Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs At Microsoft, we are committed to help tackle some of society’s biggest challenges. In the past decade, I’ve worked alongside many dedicated colleagues who are passionate about making a difference in public education, as Microsoft employees, community advocates and parents. We all want to help improve…

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