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The continued reliance on a law passed in 1986 will neither keep people safe nor protect people's rights. If U.S. law enforcement can obtain the emails of foreigners stored outside the United States, what's to stop the government of another country from getting your emails even though they are located in the United States?feedback
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Oct 16 2017 Microsoft
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Brad Smith is associated, including Microsoft and Apple. Most recently, Brad Smith has been quoted saying: “In all honesty, I probably feel worse, rather than better. It's less about a specific conversation with a specific government and more about the rising tide of attacks that we're seeing.” in the article Microsoft's president says Congress needs to act on DACA this year.
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Aug 24 2017

Today, most people have a fingerprint sensor on the front of their phone in the button or in the back of the phone. Not the greatest places to put it. So we've innovated, and by the end of this calendar year, we'll be in mass production with what we call an optical fingerprint, which allows you to actually authenticate on your screens. Literally, it'll say 'authenticate here' right in the middle of the screen. No buttons, perfectly beautiful display to maximize your display area and the ease of use for the end user.feedback

Aug 24 2017

We're excited about tax simplification. We've been working really hard for years to try to make it happen, but in the absence of that, we'll do the job for Congress. We will simplify the taxes so people can get them done without having to worry about making a mistake. It's not simply box office in our theater tenants, it's the concessions. With the introduction of expanded food and beverage and the high amenities, we're seeing that tick up. So overall revenues can still do well even if box office is flat.feedback

Aug 24 2017

If there is a simplification of the tax code, which we are all for, those 85 million people that still go to somebody to do their taxes will have the self-confidence to do it on their own. They'll use a piece of software like TurboTax or they'll use a smartphone, and we think that will be a huge stimulus for growing the do-it-yourself category.feedback

Aug 24 2017

We've been able to bring the best of a human-assisted experience into a do-it-yourself software, and it is absolutely killing it in the market.feedback

Aug 24 2017

This year, we were able to generate 170,000 additional subscribers by simply having them swipe left or right, push a button and their taxes were done. We're just now at, basically, the entry-level point of this. There are 3 million people filing with TurboTax that are self-employed. This year, 170,000 discovered the magic. We're going to see how high we can go next year.feedback

Aug 24 2017 - Uber

The research suggests about 34 percent of people are working in this gig economy as a freelancer. They're driving for Uber or Lyft, they're running tasks for TaskRabbit, they're delivering for DoorDash. And today, they have to separate their personal from their business expense[s], then they have to be able to file using the right tax form, and the government considers them a small business.feedback

Aug 10 2017 - NASA

We did something really, really great.feedback

Jul 11 2017 - Microsoft

This is really all about getting everybody online in rural communities. That includes consumers, it includes businesses, it includes farmers and agricultural enterprises and it includes schools.feedback

Jul 11 2017 - Microsoft

Our goal is to work with as many people as possible.feedback

Jul 11 2017 - Microsoft

My sense is that they are focused on a full range of infrastructure needs, including 21st century infrastructure like broadband. We welcome the dialogue.feedback

Jul 11 2017 - Microsoft

We're looking at this to be price competitive for people in urban areas. There is no reason people in rural areas need to spend more.feedback

Jun 30 2017 - NSA

This attack provides yet another example of why the stockpiling of vulnerabilities by governments is such a problem. This is an emerging pattern in 2017. We have seen vulnerabilities stored by the CIA show up on WikiLeaks, and now this vulnerability stolen from the NSA has affected customers around the world. Repeatedly, exploits in the hands of governments have leaked into the public domain and caused widespread damage. An equivalent scenario with conventional weapons would be the U.S. military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen.feedback

Jun 28 2017

We need new approaches, or we're going to leave more and more people behind in our economy.feedback

Jun 01 2017 - Climate change

We've sent letters to and held meeting on this topic with senior officials in the state department and the White House. And in the past month, we've joined with other American business leaders to take out full-page ads in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and New York Post, urging the administration to keep the United States in the Paris agreement.feedback

May 24 2017

I've actively used SurveyMonkey products and have been inspired with the caliber of leadership that has guided this amazing company through the years.feedback

May 20 2017 - Red Cross

Just as the fourth Geneva convention recognised that the protection of civilians required the active involvement of the Red Cross, protection against nation-state cyber-attacks requires the active assistance of technology companies.feedback

May 18 2017 - Microsoft

We need governments to consider the damage to civilians that comes from hoarding these vulnerabilities and the use of these exploits. This is one reason we called in February for a new 'Digital Geneva Convention' to govern these issues, including a new requirement for governments to report vulnerabilities to vendors, rather than stockpile, sell, or exploit them.feedback

May 15 2017 - NSA

This is an emerging pattern in 2017. We have seen vulnerabilities stored by the CIA show up on WikiLeaks, and now this vulnerability stolen from the NSA has affected customers around the world. Repeatedly, exploits in the hands of governments have leaked into the public domain and caused widespread damage.feedback

May 15 2017 - Microsoft

This attack provides yet another example of why the stockpiling of vulnerabilities by governments is such a problem. This is an emerging pattern in 2017 ... This most recent attack represents a completely unintended but disconcerting link between the two most serious forms of cybersecurity threats in the world today – nation-state action and organized criminal action.feedback

May 15 2017 - NSA

Repeatedly, exploits in the hands of governments have leaked into the public domain and caused widespread damage. An equivalent scenario with conventional weapons would be the U.S. military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen.feedback

May 14 2017 - NSA

An equivalent scenario with conventional weapons would be the U.S. military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen.feedback

Apr 23 2017

There's always a debate about who is the world's largest and we'd have to get into the math to determine that. We're in different continents. So we sold most of the overseas offices in the early 2000s and only stayed in Canada and the UK. We currently have only 1.5m customers in the cloud so we really don't need to open up in the eighth, ninth or 10th country right now. We need to continue to penetrate the markets we are in.feedback

Apr 23 2017

They then came after us with a direct competitor product half a dozen times and each time they were unsuccessful.feedback

Apr 23 2017

What's interesting is that in the US only about 8pc of the population have adopted accounting software for small businesses. In the UK, that figure is 24pc.feedback

Apr 23 2017

What we found was that it was very hard to beat the local competition with a product that was retro-fitted.feedback

Apr 23 2017

Our vision, is to make the things that we do for you basically disappear. We're very clear that the things we provide with our compliance products are not things that people get excited about.feedback

Apr 23 2017

That matters to me because what that translates into is that our job is to eliminate poverty; to help the 70pc of families who live from pay cheque to pay cheque to live better lives and to help small businesses thrive. I grew up in a very rural town. My Mum and Dad didn't get to finish high school and I knew what it was like to see families around me who lived a life while we were trying to figure out how we were going to get from pay cheque to pay cheque. What I love about this company is that it's a cause bigger than itself. It's basically trying to leave the world better than it found it.feedback

Apr 23 2017 - Women

For Millennials, the only thing they think about is wanting to have access to everything on all their devices from the cloud. No one's excited to wake up and pay taxes or to do the books or pay bills. What we try to do is through the cloud take all the data we have already gathered on you and through others like you, and get that work done so you don't have to do anything. It's on every wall in every one of our offices around the world. Our company was set up to find a simple way for every man and woman to be able to make the best out of their personal situation.feedback

Feb 24 2017 - Microsoft

Since Jan. 1, 1863, the federal government has played a vital role in protecting the rights of all Americans. Let's not stop now.feedback

Feb 14 2017 - Microsoft

Even in an age of rising nationalism, we as a global technology sector need to become a trusted and neutral digital Switzerland. Let's go forward and show the world that it needs us to be what we can be when we're at our best: an industry that can serve the world. An industry that earns everyone's trust every day. An industry that even in an age of nationalism is a neutral digital Switzerland on which everyone can depend and rely. We will assist and protect customers everywhere. We will not aid in attacking customers anywhere.feedback

Feb 14 2017 - Multilateralism

Just as the world's governments came together in 1949 to adopt the Fourth Geneva Convention to protect civilians in times of war, we need a Digital Geneva Convention that will commit governments to implement the norms needed to protect civilians on the internet in times of peace.feedback

Feb 14 2017 - Microsoft

Even in a world of growing nationalism, when it comes to cybersecurity the global tech sector needs to operate as a neutral Digital Switzerland.feedback

Jan 28 2017 - Refugees

As a company, Microsoft believes in a strong and balanced high-skilled immigration system. We believe in the importance of protecting legitimate and law-abiding refugees whose very lives may be at stake in immigration proceedings.feedback

Jan 24 2017 - Wiretapping

This decision puts the focus where it belongs, on Congress passing a law for the future rather than litigation about an outdated statute from the past.feedback

Dec 06 2016 - LinkedIn

With this regulatory process behind us, we can bring together two great companies and focus on even broader issues for the future.feedback

Oct 04 2016

It's crazy, about 40 percent of small businesses are still paper and pencil, shoeboxes and excel spreadsheets. And so there is a much easier way to do it. You don't even have to know accounting… you send the invoice, accept the payment and everything happens for you.feedback

Aug 24 2016

We're saving the individual about $3,500 a year in tax savings. It's a real win for them and it's a very simple app. We have really good adoption going with this product.feedback

Jul 14 2016 - Microsoft

We hear from customers around the world that they want the traditional privacy protections they've enjoyed for information stored on paper to remain in place as data moves to the cloud. Today's decision helps ensure this result.feedback

Apr 15 2016 - Microsoft

We're hearing from our customers about it.feedback

Apr 14 2016 - Microsoft

Just as Apple was the company in the last case and we stood with Apple, we expect other tech companies to stand with us.feedback

Feb 25 2016

We've transformed from a North American desktop software company to a cloud-driven global product and platform company. heavy lifting is now over.feedback

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