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.