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Microsoft partners with the UN to track human rights abuses

Author: Devindra Hardawar, Engadget (UK), Published on: 16 May 2017

In what's described as a "landmark" partnership, Microsoft and the United Nations are teaming up to help help predict and fight human rights abuses, among other potential projects..."As a global company that sees the problems of the world, we believe that we have a responsibility to help solve them," Microsoft President Brad Smith said in a statement. "We have an untapped opportunity to use the power of technology to collect data, analyze that data and equip the United Nations to advance human rights around the world."It was only a matter of time until the UN jumped on the big data analysis bandwagon...The software giant will also help the UN bring aboard other private companies to use their technology in positive ways, as well as promote the UN's "Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights."...

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