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Amazon said it skipped a Congressional hearing about the SolarWinds hack because the e-commerce giant doesn't use the company's software

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Alex Wong/Getty Images Amazon said it declined to attend a SolarWinds hearing since it wasn't impacted by the hack. SolarWinds, Microsoft, and others appeared before the Senate in a Tuesday hearing. Senators voiced concern over Amazon's absence, and one said the firm has an "obligation" to be there. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Amazon has confirmed that it was not affected by the sweeping SolarWinds hack because it does not use the IT compa...
Tags: Amazon, News, Enterprise, Microsoft, Congress, Senate, Russia, US, Trends, Cybersecurity, Hack, Fbi, Marco Rubio, Orion, Wall Street Journal, Solarwinds


Agencies scramble for billions in ad dollars

Hi and welcome to this weekly edition of Insider Advertising, where we track the big stories in media and advertising.Remember you can sign up to get this newsletter daily here. This week: Ad billions in playMicrosoft, news savior?Trump's enablers Riccardo Savi/Getty Images for Concordia Summit Ad budgets up for grabs Billions in advertising will be up for grabs this year as brands that held back on changing their ad agencies last year restart the process, Lindsay Rittenhouse and Patr...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Media, Microsoft, Australia, Advertising, Disney, US, Trends, Unilever, Fox, Netflix, Prudential, National Enquirer, Philips


Microsoft president asks Congress to force private-sector orgs to admit when they've been hacked

Senate intelligence committee hears ideas in light of SolarWinds disaster The private sector should be legally obliged to disclose any major hacks of their systems, says Microsoft’s president and top lawyer Brad Smith.…
Tags: Microsoft, Congress, Senate, Software, Brad Smith


Microsoft president asks Congress to force private-sector orgs to publicly admit when they've been hacked

Senate intelligence committee hears ideas in light of SolarWinds disaster The private sector should be legally obliged to disclose any major hacks of their systems, says Microsoft’s president and top lawyer Brad Smith.…
Tags: Microsoft, Congress, Senate, Software, Brad Smith


The US Senate is grilling Microsoft and SolarWinds over last year's historic cyberattack

SolarWinds Corp. banner hangs at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on the IPO day of the company in New York. Reuters/Brendan McDermid US Senators are questioning the tech firms involved in last year's sweeping cyberattack. SolarWinds, Microsoft, FireEye, and CrowdStrike are all testifying in the Tuesday hearing, which you can livestream below. Hackers installed malware into SolarWinds' software, which was then distributed to the firm's clients. Visit the Business section of Insider for m...
Tags: Amazon, Technology, Enterprise, Microsoft, Senate, White House, Ipo, Russia, US, Trends, Cybersecurity, Hack, US Senate, SEC, US Treasury, Nyse


The US Senate just grilled Microsoft and SolarWinds over last year's historic cyberattack. Here's what happened.

SolarWinds Corp. banner hangs at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on the IPO day of the company in New York. Reuters/Brendan McDermid US senators questioned the tech firms involved in last year's sweeping cyberattack. SolarWinds, Microsoft, FireEye, and CrowdStrike all testified, while Amazon declined to attend. Microsoft's president said evidence points to Russia, where officials suspect the attack originated. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US Senate questio...
Tags: Amazon, Technology, Enterprise, Microsoft, Senate, White House, Ipo, Russia, US, Trends, Cybersecurity, Hack, US Senate, SEC, Silicon Valley, US Treasury


Black Lives Matter opens up about its finances

By AARON MORRISON | The Associated Press NEW YORK  — The foundation widely seen as a steward of the Black Lives Matter movement says it took in just over $90 million last year, according to a financial snapshot shared exclusively with The Associated Press. The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is now building infrastructure to catch up to the speed of its funding and plans to use its endowment to become known for more than protests after Black Americans die at the hands of police or v...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, News, Minneapolis, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Chicago, Soccer, Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, Associated Press, Prince, Black Lives Matter


Microsoft allies with European publishers to push for 'Australian-style' laws on news content, pitting itself against Facebook and Google

Microsoft president Brad Smith. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson Microsoft has allied with four publisher lobbying groups in Europe to push for new legislation targeting tech giants. The Alliance wants to ensure Big Tech pays news publishers to host news content. It comes as Australia prepares to force tech giants to pay publishers for hosting their content. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. As Facebook and Google brace themselves to start paying news publishers in Australia, r...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Microsoft, Australia, Trends, Eu, Canada, Biden, Rupert Murdoch, Bing, Publishers, Brad Smith, Alliance, Big Tech, Tech Insider


10 things in tech you need to know today

Nick Wass/Associated Press Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Business Insider" in your flash briefing settings.Facebook reversed its Australian news ban. The move comes after a weekend of negotiations with the government over its proposed media code.Spotify will launch higher quality streaming. The firm announced a slew of updates, inc...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Bruce Springsteen, Microsoft, Australia, Barack Obama, Trends, Biden, Skype, Cnbc, Black, Niklas Zennstrom, Alex Jones, Brad Smith


Why Microsoft is bullish on Australia's clamp down on media

Hello and welcome to Insider Advertising for February 23. I'm senior advertising reporter Lauren Johnson, and here's what's going on:Microsoft sides with publishersHow Mattel revamped Barbie.Roark Capital's bet on nostalgia.If this email was forwarded to you, sign up here for your daily insider's guide to advertising and media.Tips, comments, suggestions? Drop me a line at [email protected] or on Twitter at @LaurenJohnson. Pedro Fiúza/NurPhoto via Getty Images Microsoft's B...
Tags: Facebook, Media, Microsoft, Australia, Advertising, Marketing, Trends, Digital Media, Nbcuniversal, Barbie, Cnbc, Mattel, Capitol, Arby, Brad Smith, Jamba Juice


10 things in tech you need to know today

Epic Games' attack ad on Apple. Epic Games Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Business Insider" in your flash briefing settings.Google fired a second AI ethicist. The firm fired Margaret Mitchell, the founder and former co-lead on its ethical AI team, following an extended investigation that has kept Mitchell locked out of her corpora...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, UK, Microsoft, Trends, Sequoia Capital, Sundar Pichai, Mitchell, Brad Smith, Margaret Mitchell, Amazon Alexa, Mark Zuckerberg Jack Dorsey, Tech Insider, Ben Chestnut, Shona Ghosh


Facebook took the nuclear option in Australia. It may be on a collision course with at least 7 other countries.

Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, U.S., October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott Facebook has blocked Australian users from sharing news articles on its platform.  The move comes after months of wrangling with Australian officials.  But the tech giant also faces pressure from a growing number of governments on how it handles news. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Facebook blocked Australian ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Instagram, Microsoft, Australia, Washington, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, US, Trends, Eu, Spain


Why Facebook blocked all news content in Australia - and why Google didn't

Carsten Koall/Getty Images; Alex Wong/Getty Images Australia wants to pass a bill forcing Facebook and Google to pay news publishers for their content. In response, Facebook banned news content in the country, while Google made deals with publishers. But the situation is much more complicated. Here's what you need to know. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Facebook made huge waves on Wednesday by blocking all news content for its Australian users and all content post...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Australia, Senate, Trends, Eu, Spain, News Corp, Brad Smith, France Germany, Casey Newton, Alex Wong Getty, Australia Facebook, Carsten Koall Getty, Tyler Sonnemaker


Doing Good is “Hot” at CES

What was hot at CES this year? The folks at WundermanThompson (WT) fill us in on the latest CES trends. This year’s Consumer Electronics Show “marked a drastic departure from past norms,” WT reports. “New product launches took a back seat to acknowledgment of the industry’s shared, societal responsibility.” They highlight the keynote of Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg, who said, “In 2020, one thing became very obvious, very quickly, as COVID-19 began to spread around the world: we leapfrogged five to ...
Tags: Verizon, Business, Microsoft, Samsung, Trends, John F Kennedy, Philips, Smith, Consumer Electronics Show, Right Now, Brad Smith, Hans Vestberg, CompareCards, Tatch, WundermanThompson WT


SolarWinds Hack Was 'Largest and Most Sophisticated Attack' Ever, Microsoft President Says

A hacking campaign that used a U.S. tech company as a springboard to compromise a raft of U.S. government agencies is "the largest and most sophisticated attack the world has ever seen," Microsoft Corp President Brad Smith said. From a report: The operation, which was identified in December and that the U.S. government has said was likely orchestrated by Russia, breached software made by SolarWinds Corp, giving hackers access to thousands of companies and government offices that used its product...
Tags: Microsoft, Russia, Tech, Orion, Cbs, Smith, Brad Smith, Microsoft Corp, SolarWinds Corp, U S Treasury Justice and Commerce


Microsoft says it found 1,000-plus developers' fingerprints on the SolarWinds attack

As FireEye reveals how suspicious second phone signed up for 2FA gave the game away Microsoft president Brad Smith says the software giant’s analysis of the SolarWinds hack suggests the code behind the crack was the work of a thousand or more developers.…
Tags: Microsoft, Software, Brad Smith


Microsoft Urges America to Force Google and Facebook to Pay for News

"Microsoft has said the USA should copy Australia's plan to force Google and Facebook to pay for links to news content," reports The Register, "and suggested that doing so will help improve social cohesion and strengthen democracy." But Google has fired back with a statement asserting that Microsoft's motives are impure. "Of course they'd be eager to impose an unworkable levy on a rival and increase their market share," wrote Kent Walker, Google's chief legal officer. Microsoft's suggestion t...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Usa, Craigslist, Microsoft, Australia, Tech, Scott Morrison, Biden, Smith, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Brad Smith, Force Google, Kent Walker Google


Microsoft Wants U.S. to Adopt Internet Rules From Australia That Google Hates

Microsoft would like the U.S. government to adopt media rules that would force big tech companies to share profits with newspapers when they link to news content, according to a new blog post by Microsoft president Brad Smith. And the entire concept is controversial, to say the least.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Microsoft, Australia, Companies, Computing, Search Engine, Websites, Microsoft Bing, Brad Smith, Alphabet Inc, Disinformation, Internet Search Engines, Technology Internet, The Microsoft, Criticism Of Google


Google swipes at Microsoft for supporting Australia's 'unworkable' levy on tech giants

Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during Google I/O 2016 Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Google and Microsoft are in a firefight over Australia's code mandating payments to news publishers. Microsoft has supported the new code, while Google threatened to leave Australia over it. Google legal chief Kent Walker on Thursday accused Microsoft of maneuvering to bolster its market share. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Google and Microsoft are duking it out after the latter su...
Tags: Google, Technology, Microsoft, Australia, Satya Nadella, Trends, Scott Morrison, Rupert Murdoch, Bing, Sundar Pichai, Tim Berners Lee, Brad Smith, Walker, Justin Sullivan, Kent Walker, Tech Insider


United States: Evaluation Of Innovation Center Models - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

On January 13, 2021, Brad Smith, the current (and fourth) director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (the "Center"), published an article...
Tags: News, United States, Hampton, Brad Smith, Center for Medicare, Mullin Richter, Medicaid Innovation the Center


Microsoft Offers To Break The Web In A Desperate Attempt To Get Somebody To Use Its Widely-Ignored Bing Search Engine (techdirt)

One of the key battles surrounding the EU Copyright Directive involves the threshold at which upload filters will block the use of copyright material in things like memes and mashups. A year ago, Germany was proposing ridiculously tight restrictions: 128-by-128 pixel images, and three-second videos. Now, it is framing the issue in terms of uses that aren't "automatically" blocked by upload filters. The proposed limits here are 15 seconds of video or audio, 125K graphics, and 160 -- yes, 160 -- c...
Tags: Google, Facebook, News, Microsoft, Australia, Germany, Eu, Scott Morrison, Rupert Murdoch, Bing, Sundar Pichai, Tim Berners Lee, Brad Smith, Australia New Zealand, Glyn Moody, Bing Microsoft


Microsoft will pause political giving through 2022 to lawmakers who voted against certifying the presidential election

Microsoft also changed the name of its PAC to the Microsoft Corporation Stakeholders Voluntary PAC. Cindy Ord/Getty Images Microsoft contributions to Congress members denying election results will be paused through 2022.  Microsoft will also change its political action committee name to show it's voluntary for employees. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Microsoft will suspend contributions from its PAC through the 2022 election cycle to federal legislators who denied...
Tags: Politics, Microsoft, Congress, US, Trends, Joe Biden, PAC, Donald Trump, Brad Smith, Political Action Committee, Tech Insider, Insurrection, Fred Humphries, Natasha Dailey, Microsoft Corporation Stakeholders Voluntary PAC, PAC Microsoft


Microsoft Slams Google Over Threat To Shut Search Engine in Australia

Microsoft has moved to capitalise on Google's threat to shut its search engine in Australia, throwing its weight behind efforts to make Big Tech pay for news content and offering to transfer small businesses to its rival service Bing at no cost. From a report: The Seattle-based company on Wednesday slammed Google's threat to exit Australia [Editor's note: the link may be paywalled; alternative source] over the news media bargaining code and said it fully supported a draft law aimed at forcing te...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Australia, Tech, Canberra, Seattle, Bing, Brad Smith, Australia Microsoft, Mel Silva


10 things in tech you need to know today

Elon Musk talks to journalists at the construction site of the Tesla Giga-Factory in Grünheide near Berlin, Germany, September 3, 2020. Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Business Insider" in your flash briefing settings.Exclusive: Sources told us how Google decided to pull Parler. After the...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Elon Musk, Microsoft, Germany, Trends, Tesla, Iran, PAC, Berlin Germany, Brad Smith, Amazon Alexa, US Capitol, Simon Wolfson, Tech Insider


Microsoft president Brad Smith candidly confesses politics are pay-to-play in response to criticism over the company's donations to lawmakers who objected to US election results

Microsoft president Brad Smith. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson Microsoft president Brad Smith defended the company's political contributions, reported. Microsoft paused donations amid criticism of its gifts to GOP lawmakers who objected to election results. But Smith said donations are vital for getting invited to events so Microsoft can lobby lawmakers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Microsoft CEO Brad Smith offered his employees a candid take this week on why the company g...
Tags: Politics, News, Enterprise, Supreme Court, Microsoft, Congress, US, America, Trends, Markets, Joe Biden, Gop, United States, Citizens United, PACs, Money In Politics


If tech companies don't want to deal in violence, they should stop partnering with US military and intelligence

A U.S. Air Force pilot (L), and a censor operator (R), prepare to launch a MQ-1B Predator unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), from a ground control station at a secret air base in the Persian Gulf region on January 7, 2016. John Moore/Getty Images Affirming their opposition to violence and incitement, Silicon Valley corporations led the way removing President Donald Trump from their platforms and shutting down Parler, an app popular with his supporters. But these same firms have deep relationsh...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Indonesia, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, United States, Silicon Valley, South America, Pentagon, Cia, Jeff Bezos


CES Daily: New adventures in the new normal

Today is the final day of CES 2021. First billed as a virtual conference that would replicate, to the best of its ability, the camaraderie and awe that define its annual in-person Las Vegas event, many attendees have been left divided as to whether this year’s show hit the spot or missed the mark. In reality, CES was more akin to a series of back-to-back Zoom calls—one that cost exhibitors hefty sums that aren’t too far off from the price of showcasing themselves at the real event. You may be yo...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Washington, Advertising, Ces, Nvidia, Dell, Las Vegas, Lg, Barry, Esports, Cannes, Cannes Lions, Las Vegas Strip, Trump, Miramax


CES 2021: How to follow the year's biggest tech conference

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. CES is typically held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, but the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the event online this year. ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images CES 2021, the largest annual tech industry conference, will run from January 11 to January 14 using an online-only format due to COVID-19.CES 2021 will deliver major announcements from hundreds of leading tech companies, including Microsoft, Samsu...
Tags: Microsoft, Samsung, Trends, Walmart, Cta, Ces, Sony, Las Vegas, Amd, Cnet, Brad Smith, Las Vegas Convention Center, Lisa Su, Robyn Beck, Doug McMillon, New York City Check


While CEOs across America decry the rampage in Washington, Jeff Bezos is silent and Elon Musk is posting memes

Jeff Bezos (left) and Elon Musk. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts Following Wednesday's attack on the US Capitol, business leaders from a range of industries, including finance, tech, and automotive, have condemned the rampage.  But two of the world's most powerful CEOs — Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos — have yet to issue a statement denouncing the insurrection.  While Bezos has been silent on social media, Musk has tweeted multiple memes, one of which was a Burning Man joke. He also seemed to partially b...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Elon Musk, News, Instagram, Washington, US, America, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Thailand, Harvard University


Microsoft employees slam the company for urging Congress to accept Biden's win while also donating to senators who want to overturn the election result

Microsoft president Brad Smith. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson Microsoft CEO Brad Smith on Monday signed an open letter urging Congress to certify President-elect Joe Biden's election win, and said in a statement that Microsoft believes in the "peaceful transition of power" and "democratic principles." Microsoft employees publicly weighed in, saying that Microsoft should stop funding political candidates who undermine those principles. One employee pointed out that the Microsoft's lobbying vehicle...
Tags: Microsoft, Congress, Trends, Joe Biden, Ohio, Fox News, Biden, Smith, Donald Trump, Cnbc, Jim Jordan, Neill, Brad Smith, Friedman, Roger Marshall, Electoral College