Published on March 22nd, 2014 | by admin1
Latest Reason To Quit Hotmail: Microsoft says it snooped on Hotmail to track leak
U.S. Authorities arrest Alex Kibkalo, ex-Microsoft employee. The indictment states, Kibkalo “uploaded proprietary software and pre-release software updates for Windows 8 RT as well as the Microsoft Activation Server Software Development Kit (SDK) to his personal SkyDrive account in August 2012.“
Kibkalo not only leaked the secret screenshots of Windows 8, but also provided the information about ‘activation of Windows‘ that helped the crackers to create a keygen for Windows 8 to bypass the authentication.
In a statement, John E. Frank, a Microsoft vice president and deputy general counsel, said “The privacy of our customers is incredibly important to us, and while we believe our actions in this particular case were appropriate given the specific circumstances, we want to be clear about how we will handle similar situations going forward,”
According to new Policy, it would require its legal team to get the court orders before accessing users’ private data and would submit the evidence to law enforcement agencies for further actions. Microsoft will also publish a bi-annual transparency report to list all such kind of cases.