Back to School with New Devices? Lesson #1: Mobile Safety

 Jacqueline Beauchere, Director, Trustworthy Computing Communications, Microsoft writes on the Microsoft on the Issues blog: Unlike their parents who went back to school with new notebooks, pens, pencils, and binders, today’s young people are likely readying for the coming academic year with laptops, tablets and mobile phones. But, before parents arm kids with the latest…

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The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, August 27, 2012

The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, August 27, 2012A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence General Online Privacy News (U.S.) – Windows 8 SmartScreen unfairly tarred as violation of user privacy, Ars Technica, Aug. 25, 2012 News (U.S.) – Secret E-Scores Chart Consumers’ Buying Power, The New York…

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The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, August 20, 2012

The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, August 20, 2012A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence General Online Privacy News (U.S.) –  Blizzard Prompting User Data Changes After Hack, Kotaku, Aug. 15. 2012 News (U.S.) – Federal judge rules Video Privacy Protection Act applies Hulu’s web streaming, Media Post,…

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The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, August 13, 2012

The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, August 13, 2012A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence General Online Privacy Advocates (U.K.) – Surveillance companies: responsibility goes beyond the law, Privacy International, Aug. 8, 2012 News (U.S.) – E-mail lists, encrypted passwords stolen in Battle.net hack, CNet, Aug. 9, 2012…

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Do Not Track in the Windows 8 Setup Experience

 Brendon Lynch, Chief Privacy Officer, Microsoft writes on the Microsoft on the Issues blog: With Windows 8’s recent release to manufacturing, we know many people are interested in how customers will discover Do Not Track (DNT) in Internet Explorer 10. DNT will be enabled in the “Express Settings” portion of the Windows 8 set-up experience. …

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New Issue Backgrounder: Microsoft Privacy Statements

I just finished a new two-page Issue Backgrounder on Microsoft’s revised privacy statements.   This backgrounder covers the reasons for our change in the structure of our privacy statements, and what it means for our customers.  This is our 44th issue backgrounder, and you can find all of them on our Building Global Trust Online website…

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The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, August 6, 2012

The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, August 6, 2012A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence General Online Privacy News (Canada) – Netflix changes privacy policy, Toronto Star, July 30, 2012 News (U.S.) – Amazon’s recommendation secret, Fortune, July 30, 2012 News (U.S.) – Microsoft charts own path on…

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