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Microsoft sues DOJ over secret 'gag orders'

Microsoft filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice Thursday, targeting laws that force technology companies to hide the existence of subpoenas, warrants or other court orders that collect customer data.

Private equity firm, Microsoft partner to build smart city near planned Virginia Metro station

Global private equity firm 22 Capital Partners is joining forces with Microsoft on a proposal to build a $500 million mixed use development on 16 acres on the north side of the Dulles Greenway, near a planned Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, or WMATA, station in Ashburn, Va.

Vendors urge State, Commerce Dept. officials to reconsider export control agreement that impacts cybersecurity industry

During a joint hearing before the House Oversight and Homeland Security Committees on Tuesday, representatives from major cybersecurity vendors urged the State Department to reconsider U.S. adoption of changes to the Wassenaar Arrangement.

Microsoft project aims to anticipate, prevent collisions

The company has partnered with Bellevue, Washington, on a traffic control system that can predict where cyclists and pedestrians are most vulnerable, and change traffic light timing to make sure accidents don't happen.

Taser switches to Microsoft cloud platform for policing tools

Taser International announced Monday that it will shift its digital evidence management tools for use with Microsoft's government cloud platform and Windows 10 devices.

New study shows that even when encrypted, heath information easily recovered from medical databases

Even when encrypted, a large fraction of data is recoverable from medical databases, according to a new study by Microsoft.

New study shows that even when encrypted, heath information easily recovered from medical databases

Even when encrypted, a large fraction of data is recoverable from medical databases, according to a new study by Microsoft.

Apple, Google and massive alliance tell Obama not to weaken encryption, introduce 'backdoors'

The companies were among more than 140 civil society groups, corporations, trade associations and security and policy experts urging President Obama to promote rather than undercut data encryption technology. 

Apple, Google and massive alliance tell Obama not to weaken encryption, introduce 'backdoors'

The companies were among more than 140 civil society groups, corporations, trade associations and security and policy experts urging President Obama to promote rather than undercut data encryption technology. 

Seattle's new free WiFi can handle a crowd

A public-private venture recently installed a new high-speed wireless network in Seattle Center, one of the city's main tourist draws.