It’s time for a new approach for mapping broadband data to better serve Americans

There are two fundamental problems with the data used for broadband mapping right now.

Microsoft Discusses Broadband Mapping with FCC

Microsoft met with Federal Communications Commissioner Starks’ legal advisor on March 11, 2019, to discuss broadband mapping.

Microsoft increases commitment to eliminate the US rural broadband gap

More than 19 million people living in rural America do not have access to broadband, a service as necessary as electricity in today’s digital economy.

Facial recognition technology: The need for public regulation and corporate responsibility

Facial recognition technology raises issues that go to the heart of fundamental human rights protections like privacy and freedom of expression. These issues heighten responsibility for tech companies that create these products.

Using TV White Space technology in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands

More than two months have passed since Puerto Rico and the Caribbean were hit by devastating hurricanes. Like so many people and organizations around the world, Microsoft wanted to help.

The need for a Digital Geneva Convention

Just as the Fourth Geneva Convention has long protected civilians in times of war, we now need a Digital Geneva Convention that will commit governments to protecting civilians from nation-state attacks in times of peace.

Online risks have real-world consequences, new Microsoft research shows

Most people have had at least one negative online experience that resulted in real-world consequences, including a loss of trust in others, increased stress or sleep deprivation, preliminary results of a new Microsoft survey show.

Digital Common Sense: New Survey Shows Americans Want A Better Privacy Balance

A new Anzalone Liszt Grove research poll commissioned by Microsoft shows it’s not just the Supreme Court that wants the right balance between public safety and the privacy concerns of technology users.

Unfinished business on government surveillance reform

Since news reports surfaced about US government surveillance practices, a lot has changed. And there even have been some initial positive reforms.