Microsoft Promises to Beef Up Privacy Data Security in Response to NSA Revelations

More data control, transparency promised


Stung by revelations that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been conducting a massive surveillance operation against users of online services, Microsoft responded Wednesday by saying that it would encrypt—or use stronger crypto—for more of its services, as well as warn business and government users when it receives legal requests for their data. The company also promised to open a network of transparency centers to allow customers to review Microsoft's source code and confirm that it contains no backdoors.