5 Dec 2013

Encryption, lawyers, and openness: Microsoft acts on NSA’s ‘persistent threat’

Author: allexxis112 | Filed under: News

“Many of our customers have serious concerns about government surveillance of the Internet. We share their concerns. That’s why we are taking steps to ensure governments use legal process rather than technological brute force to access customer data.” With those words, Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith announced the three-pronged countermeasures his company is implementing to foil government surveillance, which he dubbed an “advanced persistent threat” on the same level as malware and cyber-attacks: all-encompassing encryption, “reinforced” legal protections, and enhanced source code transparency.

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Encryption, lawyers, and openness: Microsoft acts on NSA’s ‘persistent threat’

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