Microsoft Joins Google, Yahoo in Beefing up Encryption
Microsoft has belatedly joined Google and Yahoo in announcing they're significantly beefing up security and encryption efforts after recent revelations that the NSA had been stealing user data from their servers
. According to a Microsoft blog post
, Microsoft labels government wholesale data collection a " "advanced persistent threat," stating they've developed a broad plan that will involve improved encryption (server-to-server and customer encryption are to be in place by the end of next year), legal protections, and source code transparency.