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1. (WO2018089318) ANONYMOUS CONTAINERS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/089318    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/060260
Publication Date: Fri May 18 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Nov 08 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G06F 9/455
G06F 21/62
G06F 21/53
Applicants: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
Inventors: SCHULTZ, Benjamin M.
SMITH, Frederick Justus
VASQUEZ LOPEZ, Daniel
MISHRA, Abhinav
MCCARTY, Ian James
STARKS, John A.
EBERSOL, Joshua David
SRIVASTAVA, Ankit
PULAPAKA, Hari R.
IYIGUN, Mehmet
BENSLEY, Stephen E.
VISWANANTHAN, Giridhar
Title: ANONYMOUS CONTAINERS
Abstract:
Anonymous containers are discussed herein. An operating system running on a computing device, also referred to herein as a host operating system running on a host device, prevents an application from accessing personal information (e.g., user information or corporate information) by activating an anonymous container that is isolated from the host operating system. In order to create and activate the anonymous container, a container manager anonymizes the configuration and settings data of the host operating system, and injects the anonymous configuration and settings data into the anonymous container. Such anonymous configuration and settings data may include, by way of example and not limitation, application data, machine configuration data, and user settings data. The host operating system then allows the application to run in the anonymous container.