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  • Protecting people from recent cyberattacks

    The Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) has disrupted the activities of a China-based hacking group that we call Nickel. In documents that were unsealed today, a federal court in Virginia has granted our request to seize websites Nickel was using to attack organizations in the United States and 28 other countries around the world, enabling... The post Protecting people from recent cyberattacks appeared first on Microsoft On the Issues.

  • Protecting our data infrastructure through some new approaches to privacy 

    In 1824, the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris, France, became the first asphalt roadway. The Champs-Élysées literally paved the way for the city’s future and ushered in new physical infrastructure that changed how contemporary society moved, worked, lived and organized itself. Governments, civil society and industry are beginning to understand the value of data to... The post Protecting our data infrastructure through some new approaches to privacy  appeared first on Microsoft On the Issues.

  • Microsoft and Princeton urge strong protections for Dreamers in DACA rulemaking

    Editor’s note: In 2017, Microsoft and Princeton University, along with Princeton student María Perales Sánchez, filed suit over the attempted rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, eventually prevailing in the Supreme Court. Today, Microsoft and Princeton submitted comments in support of a proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Homeland... The post Microsoft and Princeton urge strong protections for Dreamers in DACA rulemaking appeared first on Microsoft On the Issues.

  • Strengthening the US-Africa trade and investment relationship

    Editor’s Note: On November 17, C.J. Mahoney, Deputy General Counsel, U.S. International Trade and Azure, testified before the U.S. House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee for a hearing “Strengthening The U.S.-Africa Trade and Investment Relationship.” Read C.J. Mahoney’s written testimony below and watch the hearing here.      Chairman Blumenauer, Ranking Member Buchanan, and Members... The post Strengthening the US-Africa trade and investment relationship appeared first on Microsoft On the Issues.

  • What is Visual Description? As events evolve, greater accessibility for the disability community emerges

    Our commitment to accessibility runs deep at Microsoft. Over the years, we’ve systematically worked to embed accessibility and disability inclusive thinking into everything we do in response to feedback and requests from our customers, employees, and the community. At Microsoft we believe that disability is a strength. By including and empowering people with disabilities, we... The post What is Visual Description? As events evolve, greater accessibility for the disability community emerges appeared first on Microsoft On the Issues.

  • America faces a cybersecurity skills crisis: Microsoft launches national campaign to help community colleges expand the cybersecurity workforce

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  • New activity from Russian actor Nobelium

    Today, we’re sharing the latest activity we’ve observed from the Russian nation-state actor Nobelium. This is the same actor behind the cyberattacks targeting SolarWinds customers in 2020 and which the U.S. government and others have identified as being part of Russia’s foreign intelligence service known as the SVR. Nobelium has been attempting to replicate the... The post New activity from Russian actor Nobelium appeared first on Microsoft On the Issues.

  • Microsoft releases biannual digital trust reports

    Microsoft has released its latest biannual digital trust reports on the Microsoft Reports Hub. These reports consist of the Law Enforcement Requests Report, U.S. National Security Orders Report, Content Removal Requests Report and Digital Safety Content Report. We are also releasing the latest Microsoft Privacy Report with this larger group of reports. Please also visit our Data Law website for more information about... The post Microsoft releases biannual digital trust reports appeared first on Microsoft On the Issues.

  • Strengthening cyber defenses for nonprofits

    We’ve seen an incredible number of crises arise and persist over the past year – ranging from the global to the deeply personal. Nonprofit organizations have been a lifeline to some of our most vulnerable communities, engaging with complex needs and working to make a difference. But nonprofits themselves are increasingly at risk due to... The post Strengthening cyber defenses for nonprofits appeared first on Microsoft On the Issues.

  • Taking on human rights due diligence

    Respecting human rights is a core value of Microsoft. We believe that with technologies as powerful as those that we develop, we need to think not only about what our products and services enable, but what unintended consequences might flow from their use in real-world deployments. We do that by conducting what are known as... The post Taking on human rights due diligence appeared first on Microsoft On the Issues.