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Microsoft users to encrypt information transfer surrendering to the U.S. National Security Agency.
Prism (PRISM) project revealed, the majority of companies accused of providing information on the majority declares that only a court order to provide government agencies only when providing user data. However, according to the British “Guardian” (The Guardian) pointed out, Microsoft and NSA actually more closely together to provide a way to intercept user communications, and provide mechanisms for the release of the company’s encryption approach.
“The Guardian” According to Shi Nuodeng (Edward Snowden) documents provided, in the last month and the “Washington Post” with the exposed prism plan. While “The Guardian” is also further analyzed:
MIcrosoft help the National Security Agency (NSA) to circumvent the company’s encryption methods to prevent the NSA can not intercept the Outlook.com Web portal chat messages;
NSA can Outlook.com and Hotmail e-mail to intercept encrypted before it;
Microsoft this year, and the FBI (FBI), to let the NSA program through a prism, access the company’s SkyDrive cloud storage service data in the current SkyDrive in the world has 200 million 50 million users;
Microsoft also intercept and the FBI’s Information Group (Data Intercept Unit) cooperation in order to “understand” Outlook.com allows users to create email cloned functions;
Last July, after nine months in Microsoft bought Skype, the National Security Agency will be collected through the prism program Skype video call volume increased to three times;
Data collected through the prism plan by the National Security Agency, regularly provided to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), National Security Agency, the plan called “team sports” (team sport).
“The Guardian” has revealed intelligence and Microsoft started a few months ago “YOUR PRIVACY IS OUR PRIORITY” (Your privacy is our most important thing) campaign comparison, it is extremely contradictory.
And for the “Guardian” reported on the 11th, Microsoft also made comments, said:
Our company as a whole due to the response to the government to enforce the law and national security information requested by customers have a clear specification.
We have clear principles which guide the response across our entire company to government demands for customer information for both law enforcement and national security issues.
Microsoft also said that when the proceedings only in the aggregate, will provide customer information, and a detailed view of each of the company will be required, and only provide a specific account or identity information, and not as reported by the media over the past few weeks, a large number provide users with information, so the government can not directly access SkyDrive, Outlook.com, Skype, and any other Microsoft products.
Addition, Microsoft also said in the update or upgrade, they have a legal obligation on the government to enforce the law or to provide national security requirements, must be able to provide information.
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