Jul 172013
 
 July 17, 2013  Business, Surveillance, U.S.

Grant Gross reports:

Microsoft does not give the U.S. National Security agency direct access to its customers’ email or instant messages, contrary to previous news reports, a company executive said.

News reports last week suggested that Microsoft has helped the NSA circumvent the company’s own encryption in order to conduct surveillance on email accounts through Outlook.com, but company General Counsel Brad Smith said Tuesday that’s not true.

“We do not provide any government with direct access to emails or instant messages,” Smith wrote in a blog post. “Full stop.”

Read more on Computerworld.

So companies continue to try to restore and protect their reputation but the government is denying their requests to share more information. One might almost feel sorry for them.

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