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Microsoft Challenged FBI And Won
2014-05-23 08:22:17

On Thursday Microsoft disclosed that last year it had claimed victory over the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) after the Feds had secretly requested data about a business customer.

Microsoft Taking Measures To Protect Customers From Gov't Snooping
2013-12-05 13:28:02

Microsoft said it would take measures to increase security on customer data, among other measures, to protect against the "advanced persistent threat" of government snooping.

Microsoft Asks Dept Of Justice Attorney General For PRISM Transparency
2013-07-17 14:12:16

Days after the revelation that Microsoft provided access of encrypted data to the government under the NSA's PRISM campaign, the Redmond, Washington-based software giant has sent a letter directly to US attorney general Eric Holder to allow the company to share information with its users.

Microsoft Publishes It's Entire Patent Portfolio To Dissuade Infringement
2013-03-29 12:20:32

Microsoft is approaching the patent litigation game with a bit of tact, giving any potential infringers the benefit of the doubt. As a way to avoid any further patent battles and further protect their intellectual property (IP), Microsoft has published each of their 40,785 patents online.

Microsoft Releases 2012 Law Enforcement Requests Report
2013-03-22 06:16:27

Microsoft revealed on Thursday that it had it received 75,378 law enforcement requests for customer data worldwide in 2012, but only disclosed customer content in just two percent of those cases.

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2011-03-31 10:45:00

A formal complaint directed at Google Inc was filed by Microsoft Corp to the EU antitrust regulators.

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2010-09-14 06:35:00

Software firm Microsoft on Monday said it was concerned over a report that anti-software piracy laws were being used to suppress dissent in Russia and announced measures it would take to try to put an end to the practice.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.