Microsoft Opens Cybersecurity and ‘Transparency’ Outpost In …

Microsoft continues its efforts to build trust with foreign governments.

The technology giant announced on Tuesday that it opened a new so-called transparency and cybersecurity center in Singapore. The new center will be open to participating government agencies in the Asia-Pacific region to look at the source code of Microsoft products, access cybersecurity threat information, and consult with Microsoft security staff on security issues.

The new center follows a similar announcement in September when Microsoft said it would open a transparency center in Beijing, which is slated to open later this fall.

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With the new Singapore and Beijing centers, Microsoft will now have four global transparency centers, with the other two being in Redmond, Wash. and in Brussels, Belgium.

“Public-private partnerships are key to strengthening national cybersecurity,” said Toni Townes-Whitley, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of worldwide public sector, in a statement. “The opening of

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