ZDNet: Business & Tech E-Commerce: In Microsoft do you trust?
To breathe in the electronic environment of Microsoft's .Net imaginings, consumers must first hand their private information over to Microsoft, and trust the Redmond company to store it securely and parcel it out judiciously.
Some think it's an impossible goal for a company with already questionable records on trust, privacy and security. But its success is crucial to Microsoft, which is banking its future on its .Net initiative.
“This particular kind of service would require the most trusted vendor,” said Rob Enderle, vice president and research leader at Giga Information Group, and one of the leading analysts on Microsoft. “Microsoft is not well-trusted, and recent security exposures have many concluding that it is not well-protected either.”