The Week in Online Safety, October 31, 2011

The Week in Online Safety, October 31, 2011A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence NewsU.S. – Has the Internet made kids meaner than ever?, Take Part, Oct. 24, 2011 U.S. – Anti-Bullying Effort Should Start At Home, Experts Say, Daily Press, Oct. 25, 2011  U.S. – When School Web…

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TwC Releases New Online Safety Index

Jacqueline Beauchere, Director, Trustworthy Computing Communications writes on the Trustworthy Computing Blog: Microsoft and Trustworthy Computing have been focused on raising public awareness and educating customers about online risks for years. We’ve created a wealth of educational resources, partnered with others, and improved our technology. We have a vision of creating a global “culture of…

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The Week in Online Safety, October 24, 2011

The Week in Online Safety, October 24, 2011A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence NewsU.S. – Vulnerable teens still at risk in cyberspace, Buffalo News, Oct. 23, 2011 U.S. – Cyberbullying: The Power and Peril of Anonymity, Education Week, Oct. 19, 2011 Israel – The pros and cons of…

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The Week in Online Safety, October 17, 2011

The Week in Online Safety, October 17, 2011A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence NewsU.S. – How To Teach Kids ‘Digital Literacy’? Build A Private Social Network Playground For Them, Forbes, Oct. 13, 2011 U.S. – As Kids Go Online, Identity Theft Claims More Victims, CNBC, Oct. 10, 2011…

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Microsoft SIR 11 Finds Social Engineering is Leading Cause of Malware

This week Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing released the 11th edition of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report volume 11 (SIRv11).  Among the most interesting findings is that social-engineeringtechniques cause nearly half (45 percent) of all malware propagation in the first half of 2011:  For the analysis, threats detected by the Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) during the…

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Friends Oversharing Online? Call it "Digital T.M.I."

Jacqueline Beauchere, Director, Trustworthy Computing Communications writes on the Microsoft on the Issues blog: We’ve all encountered them: people who after five minutes of meeting feel compelled to tell you the vivid details of their relationship woes, family traumas or financial hardships. In one-to-one or small-group settings, such conversations make us uneasy at best. More…

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The Week in Online Safety, October 10, 2011

The Week in Online Safety, October10, 2011 A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence NewsU.S. – Teens Grapple With Cyberethics in the Digital Age, Tech News World, Oct. 7, 2011 U.S. – Facebook makes strides to stop bullying, Newsday, Oct. 6, 2011  U.S. – Protect Your Kids With These…

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Microsoft on National Cyber Security Month: Everyone Must Do Their Part

Jacqueline Beauchere, Director, Trustworthy Computing Communications, writes on the Microsoft on the Issues blog: October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) in the U.S. and around the world. This year’s official launch is taking place in Ypsilanti, Michigan to coincide with the Michigan Cyber Summit 2011. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano,…

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Microsoft 2011 Citizenship Report: Privacy & Safety

Yesterday, Microsoft released the Microsoft 2011 Citizenship Report. The report provides an overview and assessment of our work over the past fiscal year (July 2010 to June 2011).  On The Official Microsoft Blog, Dan Bross, Senior Director, Corporate Citizenship, has a full description of the report.  The report has a full section on “Privacy &…

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