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Wall Street Journal: Microsoft's HailStorm Initiative Raises Security, Privacy Questions

Mar 25, 2001, 22:52 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rebecca Buckman)

"Microsoft Corp.'s sweeping new Internet initiative, dubbed HailStorm, is raising security and privacy questions, including how well Microsoft can manage a huge database of personal information that could include people's calendars, address books and credit-card information...."

"Microsoft officials acknowledge that running large Internet services isn't their traditional strength."

"'But we're committed to learning from the mistakes that we've made, such as the outage we had in January, to make sure that we put in place the infrastructure so that we can run these things with extremely high degrees of availability,' said Bob Muglia, a group vice president, at a briefing this week. Microsoft has also beefed up security in some of its products, such as Outlook, after e-mail viruses and other problems cropped up."

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