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Towards Trustworthiness by Design and Default

Recently, Microsoft announced that NewsGuard, a service that has helped over 500 news sites improve their reporting and journalism methods and employs professional journalists to create consumer-friendly ratings of the trustworthiness of news sites, will be available by design, but not by default, in its Edge browser for iOS and Android. Although NewsGuard has been available as an extension for the desktop version of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge for some time already, we believe that Microsoft’s latest move is a positive step in the increasingly important mobile news market.

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Microsoft Recognizes and Faces the Challenges of Facial Recognition

Yesterday, Microsoft released its facial recognition principles, as well as a call for legislation regulating the technology. There’s a lot to like in Microsoft’s release.

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