Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Intel Releases Internet of Things Developer Kit
Twitter Invests $10 million On MIT Project Related To Social Data Analysis
Internet Explorer and the Windows 10 Preview
ARM Announces Device Platform and Free Operating System For Internet of Things Deployment
ZOTAC Injects Palm-Sized ZBOX nano XS with Double Dose of Performance
Corsair Releases The Flash Voyager Vega Flash Drive
Mozilla Unveils Firefox-powered Matchstick Streaming Adapter
New ARM Solutions Reduce Time to Market for FinFET Designs
Active Discussions
Yamaha CRW-F1UX
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
 Home > News > General Computing > Microso...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Microsoft To Deal with Governement Restrictions


The company unveiled on Tuesday its policy for accessing content on its blogging service MSN Spaces for dealing with government restrictions.

Brad Smith, general counsel and senior vice president for Microsoft, also called for a broad international dialogue to establish a set of principles for Internet companies with blogging services in various regions of the world.

Smith declared that the new policies were a guide for dealing with government orders. Under the framework, Microsoft would remove access to blog content only when it received a government-issued, legally binding notice indicating that the material violated local laws or if the content violates MSN?s terms of use. This is a new capability Microsoft is implementing in the MSN Spaces infrastructure.

Under the outlined conditions, Microsoft would remove access to content only in the country issuing the order, leaving it accessible to people in other countries. Microsoft would also transparently notify users that are denied the access of certain content that it is unavailable due to government policies.

Microsoft is already stung by criticism for taking down the blog of outspoken Chinese journalist Zhao Jing, a Chinese blogger who has grown in popularity in the Communist nation.

Indeed, the software maker removed access to Zhao's blog on New Years Eve, stating that it was complying with Chinese law. The blog was replaced with the message, "This space is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later."

Microsoft is not the first company to modify its products to comply with China's harsh rules on distributing information. Google launched last week a special version of its search engine in China, choosing to drop Web mail and blogging services and to block access to some search results. Google has also said it would notify people looking for restricted information on its special Chinese site that it's unavailable due to government rules. Also in September, Yahoo gave information about journalist Shi Tao's personal email account to Beijing, which later jailed him for 10 years on charges of divulging state secrets.

Microsoft runs one of the largest blogging and personal expression tools on the Internet, with more than 35 million MSN Spaces and over 90 million unique users every month.


Previous
Next
Adobe to Release Flex Beta        All News        Internet Explorer 7 Available for Public Download
Adobe to Release Flex Beta     General Computing News      Internet Explorer 7 Available for Public Download

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Google Triples Bug Bounty Reward
Google Offers Unlimited Cloud Storage To Students
Google To Unveil New Music Services
EC Gives Google Privacy Guidelines
Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter Connects Miracast Devices to HDTVs
Europe Asks More Concessions From Google In Antitrust Dispute
Microsoft Releases New Arc Touch Bluetooth Mouse, PC Accessories
US Government Data Requests Increased: Google
Google Adds A Steering Wheel To Its Self-Driving Cars
Microsoft To Hold Next-generation Windows Event
Microsoft to Buy Minecraft maker Mojang
Google Takes a Medical Turn

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .