Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Mar 2014 23:10 UTC

One of the revelations in this week's case of a Microsoft worker who leaked pre-release Windows 8 software was that Microsoft accessed the Hotmail account of the blogger to whom the data was leaked. And it did so without a court order.

Well, it turns out Microsoft was apparently within its rights to do so, having explicitly carved out the right to access communications to protect its own intellectual property.

Yahoo and Google have similar clauses.

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RE[7]: The small print is better.
by jgagnon on Fri 21st Mar 2014 19:50 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: The small print is better."
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If your random number generator is broken your encryption is broken, no matter which algorithm you are using.

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