Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Jun 2013 17:32 UTC
Microsoft From Bloomberg: "Microsoft, the world's largest software company, provides intelligence agencies with information about bugs in its popular software before it publicly releases a fix, according to two people familiar with the process. That information can be used to protect government computers and to access the computers of terrorists or military foes." The lid has officially been blown off.
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the basic deal
by unclefester on Sat 15th Jun 2013 06:15 UTC
unclefester
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2007-01-13

The US government considers big corporations to be undercover cops - they can blatantly break most laws (tax evasion, IT theft, anti-competive behavior) as long as they provide a steady stream of "essential" information.

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