Microsoft’s public relations department was on encrypted cloud nine yesterday, riding a wave of high-five press reports for their swift action to protect consumers from National Security Agency surveillance.
“We are taking steps to ensure governments use legal process rather than technological brute force to access customer data,” raged Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith, writing about revelations that U.S. and British spy agencies are secretly tapping the data flows of top tech firms.
- Skype’s Suspicious Absence From Microsoft’s Anti-NSA Promises (jeremiahtillman.wordpress.com)
- Skype’s Suspicious Absence From Microsoft’s Anti-NSA Promises (techcrunch.com)
- Microsoft moves to assure international business customers on spying (reuters.com)
- Microsoft to encrypt services, notify customers of gov’t data requests (computerworld.co.nz)
- Chief Microsoft Lawyer: Government Spying On Par With ‘Cyber Attacks, Sophisticated Malware’ (seattle.cbslocal.com)
- Microsoft Condemns US Government As An “Advanced Persistent Threat” (angryid.wordpress.com)
- Microsoft to encrypt services, notify customers of gov’t data requests (networkworld.com)
- Microsoft expands encryption and boosts legal protections for its data to tackle government spying (thenextweb.com)
- After Google, Microsoft to encrypt data across networks to thwart govt snooping (dnaindia.com)
- Microsoft likens NSA snooping to hacking by the Chinese government (blogs.computerworld.com)