Microsoft reportedly searches for stronger encryptions in order to combat the NSA

Microsoft is reportedly joining the numerous other companies who are trying to protect themselves and their users from NSA spying. The company has already joined Facebook and Google in calling for greater transparency about federal requests for user data, underscoring the widespread backlash that the NSA leaks have sparked.

Microsoft is reportedly looking for new ways to more securely encrypt its internet traffic, amid concerns that the National Security Agency (NSA) may have breached its network. Citing sources familiar with the matter, the Washington Post reports that Microsoft executives are discussing possible encryption measures this week, and will determine how soon to implement them.

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