I've just read an interesting article: The Day After: Points In The Search Trust Sweepstakes regarding the requrests made by the US Government to various search engines. MS's "Trustworthy Computing" programme would appear to have taken a further battering. Any company that wants customers to trust it does not issue a non-statement which did not confirm or deny anything. Frankly the way MS caved in to this rather absurd demand, and Google didn't, makes it less likely that I am going to use MS as a search engine and a several trust points for Google. MS's Trustworthy Computing supremos could learn from Google's stance here. After all, it's not like MS is short of lawyers, now is it?