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Microsoft today announced that it has enabled encryption protection on its consumer-oriented Outlook.com and OneDrive online services. These changes will help better protect customer data from electronic snooping and theft … by governmental agencies including the NSA.”

We are in the midst of a comprehensive engineering effort to strengthen encryption across our networks and services,” Microsoft Trustworthy Computing president Matt Thomlinson writes in a new post to the Microsoft on the Issues blog. “Our goal is to provide even greater protection for data across all the great Microsoft services you use and depend on every day. This effort also helps us reinforce that governments use appropriate legal processes, not technical brute force, if they want access to that data.”

As part of these ongoing efforts, Microsoft announced three new milestones today:

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