Microsoft announced a preview of new technology called U-Prove, designed to protect privacy on the Internet. 

U-Prove tokens make it possible for people to disclose minimal amounts of identifying information when they access applications and services.

The announcement was made by Scott Charney, corporate vice president of the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Group in his keynote speech at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. Charney discussed U-Prove and other technological innovation that Microsoft is heralding as part of its End to End Trust vision.

To watch a video or read a transcript of the speech, see the Microsoft RSA Web site.

For more information and to watch a video about U-Prove, see Microsoft U-Prove technology release: open standards and Community Technology Preview (CTP).