Microsoft is helping protect your information from the government by installing new privacy features.
Recently it was released that the Government could tap into your computer without your knowledge and monitor what you were doing online.
In response to the National Security Agencies ability to monitor online activity, Microsoft has released three new features.
1.) Expanded encryption across Microsoft services
2.) Reinforced legal protection for consumer data.
3.) Enhanced transparency to show customers that their products don’t have ‘back doors’.
“Like many others, we are especially alarmed by recent allegations in the press of a broader and concerted effort by some governments to circumvent online security measures — and in our view, legal processes and protections — in order to surreptitiously collect private customer data,” Brad Smith, executive VP of Microsoft said.
“… If true, these efforts threaten to seriously undermine confidence in the security and privacy of online communications. Indeed, government snooping potentially now constitutes an ‘advanced persistent threat,’ alongside sophisticated malware and cyber attacks.”
“While we have no direct evidence that customer data has been breached by unauthorized government access, we don’t want to take any chances and are addressing this issue head on.”