Microsoft Adds New Defendant in Click Laundering Lawsuit

Posted by Bill HarmonAssociate General Counsel, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit As you may recall, earlier this year Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington naming RedOrbit Inc. and its president, Eric Ralls, in a case in which we believe they defrauded Microsoft’s ad platform…

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West Africa takes lead in fighting "419" scams

Posted by Bill HarmonAssociate General Counsel, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit As the new associate general counsel of Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit, I’m excited about the opportunities we have to make the Internet a safer place for everyone, whether you own an online business, advertise online, shop online or simply use the Internet to check e-mail.    Unfortunately,…

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Empowering Families with Online Safety Tools

Posted by Caroline Curtin Policy Counsel, U.S. Government Affairs On Nov. 9 and 10, I had the opportunity to join more than 400 educators, safety advocates, and industry representatives at the Family Online Safety Institute Conference in Washington, DC. The annual event focuses on innovative ways to keep kids safe online. The theme of this…


Dialogue on IPR Best Practices in China

Posted by Pamela PassmanCorporate Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs This week in Beijing, I had the opportunity to deliver a keynote speech on intellectual property rights best practices at the invitation of the United States Ambassador to China.  My talk was part of a half-day event entitled “The Ambassador’s IPR Dialogue” featuring government officials and…

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The Fourth US-China Internet Industry Forum

Posted by Pamela PassmanCorporate Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs Beijing is in many respects an ancient city, but this week we were privileged to help organize an event that brought US and Chinese participants together for a look at the future:  the Fourth U.S.-China Internet Industry Forum (“USCIIF”).  Microsoft and the Internet Society of China…

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Working with Law Enforcement on the Cutting Edge of Cloud Security and Online Safety

Posted by Richard BoscovichSr. Attorney, Digital Crimes Unit Eighteen years ago, when I first joined the Department of Justice as an assistant U.S. attorney in the southern district of Florida, the concept of cybercrime wasn’t on anyone’s radar. People might have heard the term “hacker,” but with the Internet still in its infancy, the idea…

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Microsoft sues Motorola over Android patent infringements

Posted by Horacio GutierrezCorporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel As many of you may have seen, Microsoft filed an action today in the International Trade Commission and in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington against Motorola, Inc. for infringement of nine Microsoft patents by Motorola’s Android-based smartphones.  We have released…

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