Microsoft president says big tech has ‘fundamental responsibility’ to protect US voting process

“We have a fundamental responsibility as companies and as a technology sector to help protect our candidates from attacks and hacking,” Brad Smith explained at the annual Munich Security Conference. US Top News and Analysis COMMUNITY NEWS UPDATE: Click today … Read more…

Amazon is disputing Pentagon’s decision to offer $10 billion contract to Microsoft

Last month, the Pentagon decided to award its high-profile, JEDI cloud computing contract to Microsoft, which surprised many as Amazon was well-positioned to win. The deal will have Microsoft help the Department of Defense upgrade its aging computer infrastructure with … Read more…

Iran-linked group tried to hack U.S. 2020 presidential campaigns, Microsoft says

The hack targeted email addresses belonging to U.S. presidential campaigns, government officials and journalists, according to new data unveiled by Microsoft. Microsoft linked the hack to the Iranian government and said more than 2,700 attempts were made to identify email … Read more…

Coalition Pressures Amazon, Microsoft, and Google to Keep Facial Recognition Surveillance Away From Government

A coalition of more than 85 activist groups sent letters to Microsoft, Amazon, and Google pressuring them not to sell their facial surveillance technology to the government. In its letters sent Jan. 15, the coalition–which comprises groups including the American … Read more…