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  1. luxnws's Avatar
    Interesting article in the Washington Post basically opposes device encryption of smartphones.

    Apple and Google’s new encryption rules will make law enforcement’s job much harder - The Washington Post

    Is that why personal data isn't encrypted by default on Windows Phone?
    09-24-2014 07:58 AM
  2. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Interesting article in the Washington Post basically opposes device encryption of smartphones.

    Apple and Google€™s new encryption rules will make law enforcement€™s job much harder - The Washington Post

    Is that why personal data isn't encrypted by default on Windows Phone?
    Not hardly. MS is defying the US govt regarding turning over data on its off shore servers. MS is very much into privacy and security. The reason WP8 doesn't offer file encryption for individual consumers is: almost nobody cared and almost nobody would be harmed. It's called good business. Every feature, ability, etc adds to the cost of a product. That raises the price and it diverts resources from developing other features. They already offer encryption to corporate users via Exchange server. They will offer it to individuals when they start wanting it more than other features in the pipeline.
    Last edited by HoosierDaddy; 09-24-2014 at 09:13 AM.
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    09-24-2014 08:45 AM
  3. rkarolak's Avatar
    I have a feeling that with recent events and Apple and Google adding in encryption it'll get more attention and pressure for Microsoft to provide it as an option for any user who wants to turn on encryption.

    Microsoft has the technology and the resources to make it available to consumers. That's not really an issue.
    09-24-2014 10:37 AM
  4. luxnws's Avatar
    Not hardly. MS is defying the US govt regarding turning over data on its off shore servers. MS is very much into privacy and security. The reason WP8 doesn't offer file encryption for individual consumers is: almost nobody cared and almost nobody would be harmed. It's called good business. Every feature, ability, etc adds to the cost of a product. That raises the price and it diverts resources from developing other features. They already offer encryption to corporate users via Exchange server. They will offer it to individuals when they start wanting it more than other features in the pipeline.
    The attitudes toward privacy have changed dramatically since early summer 2013. Apple and Google must have had some indication that their users wanted default encryption features on their devices. Both are including it in their OS this year. Are Windows Phone users that much different from rest of the U.S. market?
    09-24-2014 11:31 AM

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