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Microsoft Funds Tech Policy Lab

PRIVACY—U.S.

September 16, 2013

Microsoft is donating $1.7 million to the University of Washington to found a Tech Policy Lab that will study and test new technologies in order to shape national policies in areas including consumer privacy, security, censorship, public records and wearable devices, GeekWire reports. Meanwhile, nine out of 10 statisticians believe consumers should worry about privacy issues related to the data being collected about them, and an article in the MIT Technology Review asserts that computer scientists at the National Security Agency are in breach of their own profession’s code of conduct—a list of 16 moral imperatives including “be honest and trustworthy” and “respect the privacy of others.”
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