03.21.14

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Confirmed: US Government Pays Microsoft to Violate Users’ Privacy

Posted in Microsoft at 12:29 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Everyone “Scroogled” by Microsoft

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Summary: Microsoft is working against citizens of the United States, at the expense of citizens of the United States, according to new leaks

AT THE end of last year it was revealed that the CIA had paid companies like Microsoft (plus telecoms) for illegal surveillance on law-abiding citizens. It’s not just about the NSA, which is very close to Microsoft. Some correctly point out that the panic over NSA helps distract from an even worse offender, which is the FBI, maker of CIPAV for Windows. The FBI uses DDOS and malware against US citizens, essentially cracking and doing online what it did back in the days of COINTELPRO.

Yesterday we wrote about Microsoft's censorship and privacy being worse than China's, citing the fact that Microsoft staff gets access to users’ data and abusing this access (here is another new article about it). Also consider how Microsoft ‘research’ is now behaving like the NSA, drawing connections between everyone and making it public too.

According to this new explosive report, the “Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) hackers have reportedly obtained documents that reveal how much money the FBI pays Microsoft each time agents try to obtain or view an individual customer’s communication information.”

In other words, Microsoft is profiting from privacy abuse. To quote further: “While the public now has a basic figure showing how much taxpayer money is dedicated to surveillance, these numbers only include Microsoft – whereas the taxpayer cost for companies like Verizon, Google, and others are almost certainly in the millions as well.”

But we don’t know about all those other companies, do we? Microsoft is the company which goes out of its way to facilitate mass surveillance, as PRISM leaks helped prove.

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  1. Spiderhanson said,

    March 22, 2014 at 10:07 pm

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    Life sure seems to have a lot of kismet moments. My partner researched and wrote this book “Free Yourself from Microsoft and the NSA, learn Linux and Libre Office”… It was nearly done, when the Snowden revelations came out. He wrote it in protest to Windows 8 to take note of its craziness and to show people how to install Gnu Linux. I’m not a computer person but I edited it… then with the Snowden revelations lots of things started to make sense. And now this amazing article! I honestly can’t believe that more people aren’t upset about losing our right to privacy! I hope you will find my partner’s book interesting. These sure are wild times we are living in. Thank you techrights for your work!! http://freeyourselffrommicrosoftandthensa.org/

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