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We actually do. We've put a lot of thought into privacy-enhancing features. In fact, we just celebrated our 10-year anniversary for Trustworthy Computing, which is the group that looks at: how do we build privacy and security into our products at the beginning so they make sense as you go forward instead of looking at it after it's all done. So I'm pretty proud that Microsoft's done that. I think it was very much a leader in this area.

And a more recent thing, if you think about Internet Explorer, is around how do you figure out behavioural advertising and cookies on the Internet, if you're familiar with that, but the information that's collected about you, and we recently worked with Privacy International to create a tracking protection list where, if you subscribe to Privacy International's list, it has websites they consider to be maybe not the best sites for people to go to and have their information tracked, and so you can subscribe to that list and if you go to those websites, the cookies are shot off and it won't track your information on those sites. I think that's a pretty compelling technology and it's a way to think about privacy, where if you don't collect information in the first place then you don't have to worry about what you do with it afterwards.

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