New Research from Microsoft: Online Bullying Among Youth 8-17 Worldwide

Yesterday Trustworthy Computing released newly commissioned research that examines a range of online behaviors among youth – from “meanness” (least severe) to online bullying or cruelty (most severe), and everything in between.  Among the study findings: Fifty-four percent of children age eight to seventeen in twenty-five countries* express concern that they will be bullied online….

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The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, June 25, 2012

The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, June 25, 2012A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence General Online Privacy News (E.U.) – Privacy Laws Turn Europe into Economic Laboratory, MIT Technology Review, June 20, 2012News (U.S.) – Facial recognition software’s privacy concerns, San Francisco Chronicle, June 19, 2012  General…

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Harmonizing Cloud Security Requirements to Enable Cloud Adoption

Posted by Posted by: Mark Estberg, Senior Director, Online Services Security and Compliance on the Trustworthy Computing Blog: Microsoft’s Global Foundation Services (GFS) organization delivers the global infrastructure and network for over 200 consumer and enterprise cloud services. The security, privacy and reliability expectations of the customers served by these services must be met in order…

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Phishing: not just for banks

From the Microsoft Malware Protection Center blog: When people think of phishing (a deception to trick a user into sharing their credentials with a third party), they might usually think of banking. But with the popularity of online games, they can still be a target even if they protect their banking information. A typical reason…

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Coming in Windows 8: New Encryption Tool, Bitlocker Administration and Monitoring 2.0

Stephen L Rose writes on the Windows Team Blog: We’re just a couple days into TechEd North America in Orlando and already there’s a tremendous amount of excitement in the air, particularly around new information that we’re sharing about the enterprise capabilities of Windows 8. A few months ago, Erwin started the conversation around what…

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Microsoft Names Research Grant Recipients in Fight Against Child Sex Trafficking

Samantha Doerr, Public Affairs Manager, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit writes on the Microsoft on the Issues Blog:   In order to effectively solve difficult societal problems, we must first understand them. With the belief that research can open the door to effective interventions in the fight against modern day slavery, in December the Microsoft Digital…

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To Track or Not to Track? Not Just a Question, a Choice for Consumers and Industry

Brendon Lynch, Chief Privacy Officer, Microsoft writes on the Microsoft on the Issues Blog:  Posted by Brendon LynchChief Privacy Officer, Microsoft As part of our ongoing efforts to strengthen privacy for consumers, Microsoft recently announced that the next version of Internet Explorer (IE 10) will include the Do-Not-Track (DNT) feature turned “on” by default. There…

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The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, June 4, 2012

The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, June 4, 2012A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence General Online Privacy Advocates (U.S.) – When the Government Comes Knocking, Who Has Your Back, EFF, May 31, 2012 News (U.S.) – FBI: New IPv6 Internet addresses could hinder police investigations, CNET, May…

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