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  • Blog Post: Recycle an old device on Earth Day

    Today is Earth Day in 192 countries. What better time to learn how you can recycle computers and other devices more safely and where you can recycle hardware, packaging, and batteries . The Environmental Protection Agency reports that recycling 1 million laptops saves enough energy to power more than...
  • Blog Post: Manage your privacy settings in one place

    You will now find it easier to manage privacy settings in Internet Explorer, Xbox, and other selected Microsoft products. You can also review Microsoft privacy statements , view and edit your personal data dashboard , and learn about privacy features . Control your privacy settings.
  • Blog Post: Search yourself

    The Bing team recently launched an Internet search tool for comparing Bing and Google side by side . Microsoft’s Director of Trustworthy Computing Communications recommends using this tool to find out what information is publicly available about you and improve your online reputation . For more...
  • Blog Post: Hey! Did MSN hijack my browser?

    Did your home page or search page suddenly change to MSN or another Microsoft website? If you use Microsoft Security Essentials , Windows Defender, the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool , or other anti-malware software from Microsoft, these tools might have detected browser hijacking software...
  • Blog Post: Control your search history with Bing

    Bing is the new decision engine from Microsoft. A decision engine is like a search engine that harnesses the information on the Web to help you make better decisions about things like travel reservations, shopping online, your health, and more. If you use Bing on a public computer or on your family...
  • Blog Post: Bing helps filter scareware

    In the past few weeks, we’ve been talking here about Microsoft’s new search tool called Bing . Bing helps you find Web pages, images, video, and more. It also helps you avoid downloading unwanted software to your computer (also known as malware) and helps you avoid unsafe Web sites. One of the fastest...
  • Blog Post: Use Bing to help your family search more safely

    As we’ve mentioned in the last few posts, Bing is a powerful new search tool that lets you make smarter decisions when you search the Web. It’s also a great search engine for families or for anyone who’d rather not see sexually explicit search results. Bing does not return any sexually explicit videos...
  • Blog Post: Bing: Safety, Security, and Search

    Last month Microsoft unveiled Bing, a new decision engine. What’s a decision engine? It’s a search engine with more. To find out how Bing helps you find what you need on the Web, you can try Bing or take a tour . Because we focus on security and safety in this blog, we thought we’d dedicate the next...
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