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Major tech firms have a ‘fundamental responsibility’ to protect US elections, Microsoft’s president says

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made his first appearance at the forum and called on tech firms to welcome some regulation around election interference.
Microsoft President Brad Smith.

The president of Microsoft says it took its bid for the $10 billion JEDI cloud deal as an opportunity to improve its tech – and that’...

Microsoft viewed the bidding for the Pentagon's $10 billion contract as a "very large scale engineering project," Brad Smith told Business Insider.
Microsoft President Brad Smith.

Microsoft’s newest ‘moonshot’ would make it carbon negative by 2030 – and eventually remove all of the carbon it has emitted s...

Climate change has become a workplace issue as employees call for greater measures to reduce their impact – and Microsoft has a big plan to do that.
Brad Smith speaking at the Web Summit tech conference in Lisbon.

Microsoft president Brad Smith predicts AI will be as transformative to society as the combustion engine over the next 3 decades

Smith was discussing tech's broader societal implications at the Web Summit tech conference in Lisbon on Wednesday.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made $42.9 million in its last fiscal year — up 65% from the year before

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella brought home a lot more cash, thanks to a raise and the vesting of a stock grant.

Taylor Swift once threatened to sue Microsoft over its chatbot Tay, which Twitter manipulated into a bile-spewing racist

Microsoft President Brad Smith was on vacation when he received a legal threat from Taylor Swift over Microsoft's use of the name "Tay."
Alex Stamos, Facebook's chief security officer, said the company should hire a new CEO.

Facebook’s former security chief says Mark Zuckerberg has too much power and needs to step down as CEO

Alex Stamos, who previously led Facebook's security efforts, said the company should get a new CEO as a way to curtail Mark Zuckerberg's power.
Microsoft President Brad Smith.

Microsoft took an ethical stand on facial recognition just days after being blasted for a sinister AI project in China

Microsoft President Brad Smith cited human rights concerns, saying the tech would end up disproportionately targeting women and ethnic minorities.
Microsoft's Face API.

Microsoft: It would be cruel to stop government agencies using facial recognition software

Microsoft President Brad Smith told Business Insider said prohibiting facial recognition sales could halt good work, such as diagnosing rare diseases.
Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith

The president of Microsoft says top leaders at the world’s biggest tech companies meet regularly to talk about the major issues facing Silicon V...

Microsoft's Brad Smith says that the tech industry gets together to talk about regulation and whatever else is on their mind.