It recently came to light that Microsoft accessed an email account belonging to a blogger when they found out that he had received source code of company products and other trade secrets. They had to take these steps in order to stop their intellectual property from leaking out. But now, it seems, that the company is...

Here is some news that is bound to make even Snoopy chuckle. Microsoft courted a fair bit of controversy when it was revealed recently that the company snooped through a user’s Hotmail account. Sure, it was due to a criminal conspiracy of a former employee stealing and passing on trade secrets, but the fact remains...

Damage control, please. Questions were raised, queries were extended, about the privacy of all Hotmail or Outlook.com users recently, when it emerged that Microsoft accessed the emails of a blogger. A snoop of this unnamed blogger led to the reveal of a former employee that leaked Windows 8 code. Now while Microsoft’s...

More news about the Windows 8 content leak is floating up. It is perhaps the most interesting story of the day, full of stimulating twists and fascinating turns. Or not. It appears that the French blogger that Alex Kibkalo is reported to have leaked the code was the one that tipped off Microsoft about the leak —...

Another week draws to a close for Microsoft, this one particularly filled with rumors and speculations. Windows Blue builds found their way to the Internet, analysts found their way to media outlets, and the classic old Hotmail found its way to retirement. A look at five major stories of these past five days: Shutdown...

Never thought I’d live to say this, but the classic email platform, Hotmail, is now officially dead. Microsoft has just confirmed that it has completed the transition of its email users to Outlook.com. Redmond initiated the transition six weeks earlier, with the goal of moving all the users of the extremely popular...

It appears that both Hotmail and Oulook.com are vulnerable to attacks that could allow cybercriminals full control of an account, due to what seems like an issue regarding management of cookies and sessions. Security expert Rishi Narang detailed the flaw on his blog that Microsoft’s email platforms, along with...

Another fun-filled week for Microsoft came with both good news and bad. While the Surface tablet have had a smooth sail, several other Redmond products, from Windows 8 to good old Hotmail made news headlines. The most interesting one by far was a little something from the man in charge of Nokia. Here is a portion of...

Redmond has long made public its plans to shut down its Hotmail service by summer this year, and move all users to Outlook.com, as this new platform is set to be an integral part of the company’s long-term strategy. But as with all things that change, some users are up in arms against the killing of the classic...