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Microsoft seeks government, private security alliances

Microsoft is in talks with governments and companies in several countries to establish partnerships to help protect computer users against cyber attacks, it said Friday. One of those countries is Japan. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will visit that country next week and meet with government officials, Microsoft partners and others, but the company is not ready to announce a security partnership there yet, said Microsoft spokesman Sean Sundwall. “As we are in many countries, we are certainly engaged in discussions with companies in Japan and certain government sectors with the end goal of protecting customers against the security threats posed by hackers,” Sundwall said. “There is no announcement that Steve (Ballmer) or Microsoft will be making next week on this front.” Full Story

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