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Microsoft, Hewlett Foundation preparing to launch nonprofit that calls out cyberattacks
Informally known as the "Cyber Peace Institute," the organization plans to act as a neutral arbiter that calls out bad behavior on the internet.
Microsoft: Russians targeted conservative think tanks, U.S. Senate
The tech giant last week executed a court order and shut down six internet domains set up by the Kremlin-linked hacking group known as Fancy Bear.
Microsoft-led industry group pledges to not assist government cyberattacks
The participant companies' principles include not helping any government mount a cyberattack against "innocent citizens and enterprises."
'Next generation' of Silicon Valley leaders more willing to work with feds, former Pentagon chief says
Ashton Carter, who was President Barack Obama's secretary of Defense, seemed to suggest that the complex relationship between national security agencies and the private sector has turned a corner in recent years.
Microsoft's Smith adds 'cyber Red Cross' to his 'digital Geneva Convention' call
Microsoft President Brad Smith renewed his call for a "digital Geneva convention," adding a new wrinkle: the suggestion that the world's IT companies and their cyber first responders should be recognized as kind of "tech Red Cross" — neutral players who should remain unmolested by combatants on the cyber-battlefield.