The Week in Tech Policy – July 23rd Edition

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the issues In this edition of The Week in Tech Policy, we have stories on cybersecurity, college affordability and STEM education and the H-1B visa program. Bipartisan Policy Center: Improved information sharing on cyberthreats needed. In a report issued on July 19, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Cybersecurity Task Force…

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Microsoft Joins White House, Private Sector Partners in New Effort to Combat Botnets

Posted by Eric WengerPolicy Counsel for U.S. Government Affairs, Microsoft Every day criminals exploit innocent, unsuspecting people by secretly overtaking their computers to carry out crimes. Networks of bad actors have assembled an efficient, resilient infrastructure of computing power called botnets to enable Internet-based organized crimes ranging from the distribution of malware to phishing solicitations…


White House CTO Talks Future of Tech in 2012 with Microsoft and Politico

Posted by Fred HumphriesVice President, U.S. Government Affairs, Microsoft Earlier today, Microsoft and Politico hosted a conversation with White House Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra on the future of technology at Microsoft’s Innovation & Policy Center in Washington, D.C. The event, moderated by Politico tech policy writers, featured an interactive discussion covering the top tech…

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Attorneys General Commit to Using Powers to Tackle Pirated Software, Call on FTC to Use Their Powers As Well

Posted by Brad SmithExecutive Vice President & General Counsel, Microsoft The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) today announced that 39 attorneys general, representing both parties and from states across the nation including Washington, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Texas, Michigan, Florida, Colorado and Illinois, sent a letter to the U.S. Federal Trade Commissioners affirming their commitment…

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Microsoft Recognized by Global Anti-Counterfeiting Group

Posted by David FinnAssociate General Counsel, Worldwide Anti-piracy & Anti-counterfeiting, Microsoft The past year has been a milestone for Microsoft’s global anti-piracy team in many ways. We launched global education campaigns that arm consumers with information to protect themselves from the risks of non-genuine software. We continued our investment in developing innovative forensic technologies that…

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