July 12, 2013
The Guardian on Thursday published a new report based on top-secret files provided by Edward Snowden.
This one says that Microsoft collaborated closely with US intelligence services to let them spy on its users’ email, cloud files and Skype conversations.
Microsoft denies the report, saying it only provides user data in response to a due legal process and that it does not “provide any government with blanket or direct access to SkyDrive, Outlook.com, Skype or any Microsoft product.”
Interestingly, this was the second time this week that Microsoft publicly denied being part of the government’s PRISM program. During an ask-me-anything (AMA) session on Reddit, the team that creates OneNote (Microsoft’s answer to Evernote) fielded some questions about NSA spying.
This article was posted: Friday, July 12, 2013 at 4:54 am