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CNET News.com: Microsoft revises Passport privacy

Apr 04, 2001, 21:27 (14 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft said Wednesday that it plans to revise the "terms of use" policy for its Passport service after criticism that the agreement gives the software behemoth Draconian control of customer communications."

"The company is facing scrutiny of a major new software initiative dubbed "HailStorm" that will build on the 2-year-old Passport and other Microsoft technologies to create a new method of delivering software applications over the Internet."

"Passport is a single sign-in service that gives consumers a key for multiple Web sites. Among other things, HailStorm has been billed as a way to widely manage personal data as consumers operate computer applications."

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