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Tom Warren / The Verge:
A look at Windows 10 Creators Update's best features: picture-in-picture, dynamic lock, Paint 3D, Night Light, better privacy controls, Inking in Windows photos   —  Microsoft has been testing its latest Windows 10 Creators Update in recent months, and it's now ready to roll out to existing machines.
Apr 11, 2017, 2:00 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft outlines diagnostics data collected by Windows 10 and introduces advanced settings to cut back collection, available in the Creators Update   —  Another attempt to ease privacy concerns  —  Microsoft has been responding to Windows 10 privacy concerns for nearly two years now …
Apr 5, 2017, 12:10 PMIn context
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Appeals court upholds verdict barring the US Department of Justice from forcing Microsoft into handing over data on servers outside US   —  An equally divided federal appeals court refused to reconsider its landmark decision forbidding the U.S. government from forcing Microsoft Corp …
Jan 24, 2017, 1:00 PMIn context
Ed Bott / ZDNet:
After criticism, Microsoft adds privacy web dashboard, simplifies existing privacy controls and adds app-specific granular options in Windows 10 Creators Update   —  In the past year, regulators and privacy advocates have taken potshots at Microsoft over its data collection policies.
Jan 10, 2017, 2:05 PMIn context
Steven Levy / Backchannel:
Amazon's Alexa VP on the platform's future, the $2.5M Alexa Prize, concerns about poaching key AI talent from academia, new developer tools, privacy, more   —  Amazon's VP of Alexa talks about machine learning, chatbots, and whether industry is strip-mining AI talent from academia.
Dec 4, 2016, 11:05 AMIn context
Brad Smith / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft says it will work with the new administration to promote inclusive economic growth and strike a balance that protects privacy and public safety   —  Like so many people across the country, we woke up in Redmond, Washington this morning thinking about yesterday's election.
Nov 10, 2016, 5:40 AMIn context
Ed Bott / ZDNet:
The French National Data Protection Commission serves notice to Microsoft for Windows 10 privacy failings, gives company three months to comply   —  Strict online privacy laws in the EU continue to bedevil American tech companies.  Latest to catch flak is Microsoft, over a handful of objections from a French data protection agency.
Jul 20, 2016, 10:45 PMIn context
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Microsoft wins US appeal over warrant for emails held on server in Ireland   —  A federal appeals court on Thursday said Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) and other companies cannot be forced to turn over customer emails stored on servers outside the United States.  —  The 3- decision by a panel …
Jul 14, 2016, 11:25 AMIn context
Brad Smith / Microsoft on the Issues:
Microsoft: keep secrecy the exception, not the rule; DOJ should adopt new limits, or Congress should amend the Electronic Communications Privacy Act   —  Keeping secrecy the exception, not the rule: An issue for both consumers and businesses  —  This morning we filed a new lawsuit …
Apr 14, 2016, 2:20 PMIn context
Sarah McBride / Reuters:
Microsoft files lawsuit against US Department of Justice for the right to tell customers about government requests for their data   —  Microsoft sues U.S. government over data requests  —  Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) has sued the U.S. government for the right to tell its customers when a federal agency …
Apr 14, 2016, 12:35 PMIn context

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