Podcast: Integrating Privacy Practices into the Software Development Life Cycle

This week Kim Howell, Director of Privacy Governance in the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Group, and Ralph Hood Lead Program Manager for the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) in Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Group. Participated in a podcast on “Integrating Privacy Practices into the Software Development Life Cycle,” with the Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT):     Integrating…

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Microsoft Donates PhotoDNA to Fight Child Abuse

From the Microsoft on the Issues Blog: Posted by Ernie AllenPresident & CEO, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children For most of us, the word “childhood” conjures up thoughts of innocence and security. But for thousands of children, it is shrouded by darkness and pain, because of the vilest kind of sexual abuse and…

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Plagued by the Privacy Center? Learn how to remove it

We recently received several e-mails to this blog like this: Why can I not get past the privacy Center screen so I can get to the settings?  I want to disable this program.  It is useless and it will not let me use my computer.   It turns out there is a “scareware” program, aka rogue…

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Safer Online Shopping with Internet Explorer 8

From the Microsoft Windows Blog: Yesterday was what is known as “Cyber Monday,” which is the first Monday after Black Friday every year and is one of the top online shopping days here in the United States. Cyber Monday is when people move to the Web to make purchases they missed in stores during Black…

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Microsoft and the FTC: A Continued Focus on Privacy

From the Microsoft On The Issues Blog: Posted by David Bowermaster Administrator, Microsoft on the Issues The Federal Trade Commission’s roundtable series on “Exploring Privacy” begins today in Washington, D.C.   Microsoft Associate General Counsel Mike Hintze is participating in the first panel of the day, entitled “Benefits and Risks of Collecting, Retaining and Using Consumer…

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