James F. Booth

For more than 25 years, James Booth has provided consulting and legal services to telecommunications carriers and to enterprise companies that manage their own telecommunications networks. Since June of 2009 he has also served as General Counsel of Spread Networks, LLC, which is the industry leader in the construction and operation of low latency high speed networks. Before joining Spread he was General Counsel for OnFiber Communications, a competitive telecommunications provider, and was the sole attorney for Qwest Communications International in support of its construction of an 18,800 mile fiber optic network spanning the United States. Earlier he was lead counsel for U S WEST in its wireless and cable television ventures in the United States, Europe and Hong Kong.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Microsoft to Expand Use of Encryption to Protect Against Spying

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) will expand the use of encryption to protect customer information, following reports that governments are intercepting data traveling between users and servers or between company data centers. The company will also step up its legal efforts to protect private data and will make its software code more transparent so customers can reassure themselves Microsoft’s products don’t contain “back doors” allowing access to their information, the Redmond, Washington-based software company said in a post on its official blog today. The encryption enhancements will be completed by the end of next year, it said.