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PETITION - MICROSOFT: CHILD LABOUR IN YOUR DEVICES?
Business  (tags: microsoft, cobalt, Child Labor, batteries, democratic republic of congo, abuse, business, corruption, investments, world )

Lone
- 179 days ago - takeaction.amnesty.ca
Cobalt is a key component in the lithium-ion rechargeable batteries that power these portable electronic devices. Half of the worldâEUR(TM)s cobalt comes from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Tech Giant Microsoft Signs Largest Corporate Solar Agreement in the U.S.
Business  (tags: Solar Power, environment, renewable energy, Microsoft )

Nita
- 239 days ago - ecowatch.com
Microsoft has been powered by 100 percent renewable electricity since 2014. In 2015, the tech giant joined RE100, a global corporate leadership initiative by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP, now bringing together 130 ambitious companies.
Petition - Microsoft: Stop Supporting Deadly Child Labor
Business  (tags: microsoft, Child Labor, exploitation of labor, mining practices, Health issues, lung disease, changes, responsible development, sustainable sourcing, prevention of damages, stronger protection )


- 355 days ago - forcechange.com
Stop supporting the cobalt industry's use of deadly child labor. Microsoft is supporting child labor by using cobalt mined by children throughout the world, including China. Amnesty International has released a report arguing that Microsoft has done...
Petition - Microsoft: Don't Collect Our Private Data
Business  (tags: microsoft, data collection, data processing, personal data, data uses, privacy concerns, Privacy Rights, Transparency, protection, safety, consumers )


- 401 days ago - forcechange.com
Don't collect private user data without proper consent. Microsoft routinely collects private data from Windows 10 users without adequate consent, according to a Dutch privacy watchdog.
L.A. Times: Tech Industry's Persistent Claim of Worker Shortage May Be Phony
Business  (tags: STEM, downsizing, H-1B visas, tech industry, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Google, Facebook, outsourcing, unemployment )

M.N.
- 1196 days ago - latimes.com
Many studies suggest that the STEM shortage is a myth. Nevertheless, high-tech employers lobby hard for more latitude in employing workers on H-1B visas even as the supply of homegrown graduates is substantially larger than the demand for them in industry
Microsoft's $29.6 Billion Scam: Tech Giant Leads the Way in Tax-Avoiding Innovation
Business  (tags: Microsoft, Taxes, tax avoidance, Tax inversion, Innovation News, Technology News, News, Politics News )

Judy
- 1543 days ago - salon.com
More and more companies who enjoy huge benefits operating in the U.S. are trying to weasel their way out of taxes.
EU Fines Microsoft $732 Million for Web Browser Ballot Violation [Update]
Business  (tags: Microsoft, fine, violations, EU, EC, Webbrowsers, IE )

Angelika
- 2083 days ago - neowin.net
As promised earlier this week, the European Union's antitrust regulators in the European Commission have indeed fined Microsoft to the tune of 561 million euros, or $732 million, due to Microsoft's violations of a 2009 anti-trust agreement with the EU.
McDonald's, CBS, Mazda, Microsoft Sued for 'Sniffing' Web Users' Histories(But What About FaceBook?)
Business  (tags: McDonalds, Microsoft, cbs, mazada, privacy, consumers, business, americans, abuse, corruption, ethics )

Dana
- 2874 days ago - rawstory.com
A resident of New York has sued McDonald's, CBS, Mazda and Microsoft for acting in concert with the advertising agency Interclick to collect data from Internet users' web surfing history. By Eric W. Dolan
Russia Rights Groups Get Help From Unlikely Champion: Microsoft
Business  (tags: business, corporate, ethics, society, politics, human rights, Microsoft, world, technology, government, GoodNews, goodnews )

AWAY AWHI
- 2903 days ago - csmonitor.com
Microsoft yesterday announced it will provide free software and legal assistance to struggling groups in Russia and 11 other countries.
Apple Takes Bite Out of Microsoft, Becomes World's Most Valuable Tech Company
Business  (tags: business, technology, Apple, Microsoft )

David
- 3098 days ago - theatlantic.com
Apple overtook Microsoft this afternoon as the world's most valuable technology company, and the second most valuable US company behind Exxon Mobil (as if it needed a spotlight).
One Moos and One Hums, But They Could Help Power Google
Business  (tags: farms, cows, manure, google, microsoft, renewable, energy )

Dave
- 3106 days ago - nytimes.com
America's dairy farmers could soon find themselves in the computer business, with the manure from their cows possibly powering the vast data centers of companies like Google and Microsoft. While not immediately intuitive, the idea plays on two trends...
Microsoft Polishes Vista Into Windows 7
Business  (tags: microsoft, windows, vista )

Past
- 3673 days ago - sfgate.com
Last week, Apple launched the latest in its series of ads attacking PCs, this time ridiculing Microsoft for spending millions on advertising rather than on "fixing" its Windows Vista operating system.
Warning on Storage of Health Records
Business  (tags: privacy, google, microsoft, medical records )

Jan
- 3864 days ago - nytimes.com
Two researchers warn that the entry of big companies like Microsoft and Google into the field of electronic health records could alter the practice of clinical research and raise new challenges to privacy.
Yahoo Says It Wants a Better Deal From Microsoft
Business  (tags: yahoo, microsoft, negotiation )


- 3877 days ago - komotv.com
SEATTLE (AP) - Internet icon Yahoo Inc., under pressure of a three-week deadline from Microsoft to accept its $41 billion buyout bid, said Monday it doesn't oppose a deal with the world's largest software maker but wants a better offer.
Microsoft, Yahoo: Back in Talks?
Business  (tags: Microsoft, yahoo )

Ben
- 3901 days ago - blogmyway.org
Negotiations for an acquisition may be on, a month after Yahoo rejects Microsoft's first offer, according to reports.
 

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