Finally some official confirmation. Microsoft is one of the companies that has often been named to be involved in spying scandals, while company officials have outright denied any such involvements. The software titan has explained on multiple occasions that every time it was asked to share user details and data, it...

Redmond, along with other technology giants, has been quite vocal about user privacy. The company was found to be involved in the NSA saga, with leaked documents revealing collaboration between Microsoft and the US intelligence. And according to Microsoft General Counsel, Brad Smith, the NSA scandal has affected its...

Strike it while the iron is hot. In line with the popular saying, Microsoft has taken some very aggressive stances all through the year, and none more so than on the government surveillance programs. Leaked documents by the whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that not only had Microsoft provided intelligence...

News floated up a week or so back that Redmond was looking at a number of security improvements and encrypt its network and Internet traffic to block any potential spying programs from either the United States or other governments. The report said that just like Google, Microsoft was looking to employ advanced...

So this is how it goes. There is a clear and present suspicion that the NSA may be monitoring the global communications systems of major technology companies to collect user data. And for this reason companies like Google, Yahoo and Facebook have decided to encrypt their Internet traffic in order to better prevent...

Ha, for a change, Microsoft is suing another entity! The Redmond based technology titan has been on the receiving end of several lawsuits over the past few years. But this time, it is the one taking the US government to court. The National Security Agency has been in the spotlight for a few months now, ever since...

I so wish it wasn’t true but it is. We are at the point where we have to consider issues like entertainment and national security. Who would have ever guessed? My question today boys and girls is about Microsoft’s Xbox and second generation Kinect camera aka the Kinect 2. In light of  all the recent NSA revelations and...

The technology industry has had it a bit rough when it comes to user privacy, with concerned consumers raising voices on how their data is used and tracked. Now with NSA and PRISM in the spotlight, add spying to the list. But now the technology industry wants more accountability from the US government. Several large...

Like other large technology companies, Microsoft also squarely finds itself in the spotlight as part of the PRISM scandal. Recent reports have claimed that the company provided direct access to user accounts to the NSA (National Security Agency). The company explained its stance on this affair, saying that it does not...

Interesting article about the NSA and Windows 7. You can read it here. To excerpt.. The National Security Agency (NSA) worked with Microsoft on the development of Windows 7, an agency official acknowledged yesterday during testimony before Congress. “Working in partnership with Microsoft and elements of the Department...