Statement by Peter Cullen on the Spanish Data Protection International Standards Proposal

In the first week of November, hundreds of representatives from government, industry and civil society will be descending upon Madrid for the 31st International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners to discuss a range of issues related to privacy, security, emerging technologies and the changing nature of global data flows.  Microsoft looks forward to…

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Bing Bringing Twitter Search to You – With Privacy Protected

 Last week, Microsoft announced on the Bing blog that Bing would be incorporating Twitter search results: Today at Web 2.0 we announced that working with those clever birds over at Twitter, we now have access to the entire public Twitter feed and have a beta of Bing Twitter search for you to play with (in…

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Let’s Get Behind Online Citizenship Education to Tackle Cyberbullying and Harrassment

Chuck Cosson, Microsoft Senior Policy Counsel writes on the Microsoft on the Issues Blog: Cyberbullying was in the news again last week as local authorities try to crack down on the problem. At Microsoft, we believe the best way to prevent cyberbullying is through education. We’d like to see it included in Internet safety curricula…

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Empowering Families in the Digital Age

Steve Crown, Deputy General Counsel and Vice President, Entertainment & Devices blogs on the Microsoft on the Issues Blog:   I recently spent time in Washington, D.C., meeting with leading child safety experts who focus on addressing technology’s impact on kids. I was eager to gain new insights as we build out our Get Game…

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The Week in Privacy, October 9, 2009

Thousands of Usernames and Passwords Posted Online. Dark Reading reports that “Lists containing tens of thousands of stolen email account usernames and passwords have shown up online during the past few days in what researchers say likely came out of multiple phishing attacks.”  The account were from Hotmail,  Google’s Gmail, Yahoo, Comcast, and Earthlink.   …

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Microsoft vs. Malvertising: tackling the threat of malicious online advertising

From the Microsoft Security Tips & Talk Blog: Malvertising might sound like a fancy kind of dry cleaning, but it’s really fake online advertising designed to trick you into downloading malicious software onto your computer. The most common kind of fake ad is for security software that you don’t need and that could harm your…

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Phishing scheme affecting some Hotmail customers

The Windows Live Team Blog writes: Over the weekend Microsoft learned that several thousand Windows Live Hotmail customers’ credentials were exposed on a third-party site due to a likely phishing scheme. Upon learning of the issue, we immediately requested that the credentials be removed and launched an investigation to determine the impact to customers. As…

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Everyone has a Role to Play in Securing the ‘Net

Eric Wenger, Microsoft Policy Counsel for Cyber Security, Standards and Interoperability writes on the Microsoft on the Issues Blog: This morning, I had the privilege of attending the 2009 launch event for National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which featured Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano as well as senior leaders from the White House, Department of Defense,…

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