News.com: "Microsoft on Wednesday descended on the nation's capital, trying to quell
concerns its Passport authentication service poses a threat to consumers' privacy or
The Redmond, Wash.-based company is here at the behest of the Center for Democracy &
Technology (CDT), a consumer advocacy group that wishes to hear directly from the software
maker on its plans, said Adam Sohn, Microsoft's manager for U.S.-.Net platform strategy. The
software giant may use the opportunity to talk with other groups or even some legislators."