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Microsoft admits they read blogger’s email and claim it was legal

  • 21/03/2014 at 20:29 by It's a Gadget Staff
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MicrosoftRecently a man was arrested when it was learned that he allegedly leaked information on Windows 8. The former employee was caught after Microsoft went through a blogger’s Hotmail account to find information on his source for the leaked story. They insist it is perfectly legal for them to have done so, though promise they will be more ‘careful’ in the future.

It is a stunning show of hypocrisy. Just months ago Microsoft was jumping on the anti-NSA bandwagon, claiming they have “grave concerns” for the privacy of their users. Government agencies had been exploiting their products for information on citizens, and had requested backdoors be built in coding to improve and hasten access to that data.

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Review board recommends that NSA transfer 1 trillion phone records

  • 18/12/2013 at 23:07 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Obama Tech MeetingPresident Obama has reportedly met with the Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies. The five person review board is responsible for overseeing the NSA and related agencies, in order to enact new policy and create oversight for the unchecked surveillance branch.

The group has been looking into available records and practices of the National Security Agency to determine what can be done to regain public trust. First on their list of recommendations? That the NSA give up their massive phone database.

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