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Next Microsoft CEO faces rocky road in easing NSA-fueled privacy worries

Antone Gonsalves | Aug. 26, 2013
Ballmer's replacement will have to build trust overseas, especially after report Germany advised to not use Windows 8 because of backdoor

Microsoft's next CEO will have to reach agreements with overseas customers that build trust, Gillett said. In addition, that person will have to establish a working relationship with each government, since foreign countries are as interested in surveillance to prevent terrorism as the NSA.

"They're going to have to brainstorm in private with the governments also to figure out where to try and draw the boundaries," Gillett said.


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