New Backgrounder: Cyberbullying: Microsoft’s Approach and Policy Considerations

We just added written a new two-page backgrounder document for our Trustworthy Computing Policymakers site on cyberbullying.  The backgrounder describes the problem of cyberbullying, then outlines Microsoft’s efforts to combat cyberbullying, including our policies of abuse of our online properties and the online safety tools we provide, such as Windows Live Family Safety.  The backgrounder…

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New Backgrounder: Microsoft Security Intelligence Report and Privacy

I’ve written a new backgrounder document for our Twc Policymakers site on the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report and Privacy.  The Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) is issued twice a year, and documents evolving threats and security trends.  A number of the trends we measure have an impact on privacy, including Data Breaches; Phishing Sites; Password…

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Microsoft Announces New “Tracking Protection” Feature for Internet Explorer Nine

A major announcement today from the IE blog: Today, consumers have very little awareness or control over who can track their online activity. Much has been written about this topic. With the release candidate: 1.      IE9 will offer consumers a new opt-in mechanism (“Tracking Protection”) to identify and block many forms of undesired tracking. 2.     …

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Microsoft Responds to FTC Online Privacy Report

Brendon Lynch, Chief Privacy Officer at Microsoft responds to the release of today’s privacy report from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on the Microsoft on the Issues Blog: The Federal Trade Commission today released a major report on consumer privacy online.  You can read the report here.   Microsoft has long recognized the critical importance…

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Privacy by Design at Microsoft

Brendon Lynch, Chief Privacy Officer at Microsoft writes on the Microsoft On the Issues Blog: New technology, powerful handheld computing devices, and inexpensive data storage have enabled a wide array of online services that help people connect, collaborate and get things done.  Today, more than two billion people use the Internet. That’s a staggering number,…

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