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Microsoft doubles carbon fee as it doubles down on ambition

For the past seven years, Microsoft has held business units accountable for their carbon footprints by charging an internal fee on emissions that it has used to fund climate change mitigation efforts — anything from offsets to energy efficiency projects to renewables investments.

Under-18s face ‘like’ and ‘streaks’ limits on social media

Facebook and Instagram face limits on letting under-18s "like" posts on their platforms while Snapchat could be prevented from allowing the age group to build up "streaks", under new rules proposed by the UK's data watchdog.

Microsoft’s AI research with Chinese military university fuels concerns

Microsoft has been collaborating with researchers linked to a Chinese military-backed university on artificial intelligence, elevating concerns that US firms are contributing to China’s hi-tech surveillance and censorship apparatus.