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Mar072008

Microsoft acquires U-Prove technology

Microsoft hopes to beef up online privacy with the acquisition of the U-Prove technology, the company announced on Thursday.

U-Prove was developed by Stefan Brands at Credentica as technology that allows Internet users to disclose only the minimum amount of personal information when conducting electronic transactions as a way to reduce the likelihood of privacy violations. U-Prove also employs cryptography to prevent systems from pulling together information about users from various sources.

Microsoft did not disclose a purchase price for the technology. Brands has joined Microsoft’s Identity and Access Group along with his colleagues from Credentica, Greg Thompson and Christian Paquin.

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Microsoft, Deal, Acquisition, Corporate News

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