Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Jul 2013 21:35 UTC
Microsoft Documents released by Snowden show the extent to which Microsoft helped the NSA and other security agencies in the US. "Microsoft helped the NSA to circumvent its encryption to address concerns that the agency would be unable to intercept web chats on the new Outlook.com portal; The agency already had pre-encryption stage access to email on Outlook.com, including Hotmail; The company worked with the FBI this year to allow the NSA easier access via Prism to its cloud storage service SkyDrive, which now has more than 250 million users worldwide; [...] Skype, which was bought by Microsoft in October 2011, worked with intelligence agencies last year to allow Prism to collect video of conversations as well as audio; Material collected through Prism is routinely shared with the FBI and CIA, with one NSA document describing the program as a 'team sport'." Wow. Just wow.
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Killer Timing
by gan17 on Fri 12th Jul 2013 03:15 UTC
gan17
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2008-06-03

Read about this at Ars just now. Gotta love the timing.

You had this article;
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/07/nsa-taps-skype-chats-new...

...and you had this one posted a few minutes earlier;
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/07/why-the-xbox-one-might-actual...

Busy day. Couldn't even read the usual Prenda Law articles without getting distracted.

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RE: Killer Timing
by Nelson on Fri 12th Jul 2013 12:00 in reply to "Killer Timing"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Holy sh*t that Xbox One article is stupid. Wtf. Xbox team needs their heads checked.

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RE[2]: Killer Timing
by Soulbender on Sun 14th Jul 2013 06:46 in reply to "RE: Killer Timing"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I almost fell off my chair at "a Wi-Fi keyboard and mouse".

the Xbox One from the start could really let the system stand in for the office computer in many basic work situations.


The level of delusion at Microsoft is too damn high!

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