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  • Microsoft selects 13 US teens for 2021 Council for Digital Good  

    We are pleased to announce that selections have been made for Microsoft’s 2021 Council for Digital Good. We look forward to engaging with this new group of teens from across the U.S., as we jointly explore ways to promote safer, healthier and more respectful online interactions. Building off a similar 18-month pilot program that concluded... The post Microsoft selects 13 US teens for 2021 Council for Digital Good   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... The post Microsoft releases biannual digital trust reports appeared first on Microsoft On the Issues.

  • Building a more inclusive skills-based economy: The next steps for our global skills initiative

    The post Building a more inclusive skills-based economy: The next steps for our global skills initiative appeared first on Microsoft On the Issues.

  • Why we are concerned about Georgia’s new election law

    Just last month, Microsoft shared its decision to invest substantially in Atlanta. As I announced together with Georgia’s Governor and Atlanta’s Mayor, our company is making  significant investments that will put Atlanta “on the path toward becoming one of Microsoft’s largest hubs in the United States in the coming decade, after Puget Sound and Silicon... The post Why we are concerned about Georgia’s new election law appeared first on Microsoft On the Issues.

  • UN makes critical progress on cybersecurity

    Earlier this month, a United Nations (UN) working group open to all member states took the historic and much-needed step of agreeing on expectations for responsible nation-state behavior online. This comes at a critical time, on the backs of two major nation-state attacks – Nobelium and Hafnium – and a wave of attacks targeting health... The post UN makes critical progress on cybersecurity appeared first on Microsoft On the Issues.

  • Microsoft proposes incentivizing digital solutions to mitigate supply chain risk

    Yesterday, we submitted a recommendation to the U.S. government outlining an alternative way to combat supply chain security threats – an approach that incentivizes adoption of technology-based best practices to better protect supply chain security and maintain tech leadership. In a digital age, global supply chain security is more complex than ever. Critical to achieving... The post Microsoft proposes incentivizing digital solutions to mitigate supply chain risk appeared first on Microsoft On the Issues.

  • AI for Health – a year of innovations from grantees across the globe

    Since last January, when we launched our AI for Health program, we’ve been dedicated to using AI and data science to help improve the health of people and communities worldwide. As we reflect on how the world has changed this past year due to the pandemic, we want to take a moment to shed light... The post AI for Health – a year of innovations from grantees across the globe appeared first on Microsoft On the Issues.

  • Technology and the Free Press: The Need for Healthy Journalism in a Healthy Democracy

    Editor’s Note: On Mar. 12, Microsoft President Brad Smith testified before the House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law. Read Brad Smith’s written testimony below and watch the hearing here.   Written Testimony of Brad Smith President, Microsoft Corporation Chairman Cicilline, Ranking Member Buck, and members of the Subcommittee, thank... The post Technology and the Free Press: The Need for Healthy Journalism in a Healthy Democracy appeared first on Microsoft On the Issues.

  • Expanding AccountGuard protections for high-risk customers in 31 democracies

    Today, we’re announcing the expansion of Microsoft’s enterprise-grade identity and access management protections to all AccountGuard members in 31 democracies at no additional cost. The addition of new features to AccountGuard provides new ways to protect online accounts for political parties, candidates and their staff, health care workers, human rights defenders, journalists and certain other... The post Expanding AccountGuard protections for high-risk customers in 31 democracies appeared first on Microsoft On the Issues.

  • New nation-state cyberattacks

    Today, we’re sharing information about a state-sponsored threat actor identified by the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) that we are calling Hafnium. Hafnium operates from China, and this is the first time we’re discussing its activity. It is a highly skilled and sophisticated actor. Historically, Hafnium primarily targets entities in the United States for the purpose of... The post New nation-state cyberattacks appeared first on Microsoft On the Issues.