Once a month on The Fire Hose, Jacqueline Beauchere, Chief Online Safety Officer at Microsoft, shares her point of view on topics related to the global consumer online safety landscape. Follow the conversation on Twitter using #MSFTCOSO.
Delight Roberts, senior online safety strategist for Microsoft Trustworthy Computing, recently returned from nearly two months in New Zealand working with NetSafe, that country’s “premier Internet safety organization,” essentially a “9-1-1 hotline for all things … Internet-related,” Roberts writes in a blog post.
General Counsel & Executive Vice President Brad Smith outlines five things the U.S. government still needs to do to strike a better balance between privacy and national security in order to restore trust and uphold our fundamental liberties.
Microsoft released a new report Monday – “Cyberspace 2025: Today’s Decisions, Tomorrow’s Terrain” – that gives policymakers, business leaders and other decision makers a framework for evaluating today’s policy decisions and making them more data-driven, as well as dedicating resources to support them.
Last year, Microsoft launched HelpBridge, an app that helps people connect with one another for help, volunteering or donating during any type of disaster. Now, an update to HelpBridge makes it easier to navigate the app and to send push notifications.
On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission established a portion of the regulatory framework needed to foster development of a domestic commercial market for unlicensed devices operating in the TV white spaces, writes Paul Mitchell, general manager of Microsoft’s Technology Policy Group.
Tipping Point provides cash support, as well as donations of communications, HR, technology, legal, board recruitment, leadership development, real estate, capital projects, strategy, evaluation and fundraising. This holistic approach has proven to be highly effective in strengthening nonprofit organizations and moving their good work forward.
Silicon Valley is known for its tech successes, but the geographic region in California also includes communities that need improved education initiatives, new employment opportunities for youth and skills training for underserved residents. That’s why Microsoft is sponsoring Silicon Valley Gives on Tuesday.
As more people crowd into urban areas, issues of aging infrastructure and inadequate health and social services become even more critical. To help find technological solutions to those challenges, United Nations-Habitat will partner with Microsoft CityNext.
Microsoft released all of the source code March 31 for the Microsoft Spectrum Observatory under an open source software license, a move that will increase opportunity for collaboration with academics, governments and others interested in learning more about how wireless spectrum is used.