Sunday 24 November 2013

What A Surprise?

Microsoft Former Employee Doesn’t Trust the Company

An ex employee has warned that people should be very careful about trusting the software giant anywhere near their personal data. Microsoft ex privacy analyst, who left the company two years ago, claimed that he doesn’t trust Microsoft after Edward Snowden leaks about Internet government surveillance.

Analyst said that earlier he had some difficulty making anyone else in the European Union understand his concerns. He approached many of the EU authorities with his concerns, but they just shrugged. However, after the Snowden leaks proving him right, an ex employee suddenly found itself in demand as a pundit.

Microsoft and other tech giants are fighting a public backlash after former NSA contractor Edward Snowden proved they were handing over user information to an American surveillance program called PRISM.

Microsoft has denied allegations that the National Security Agency could directly access its servers, but its ex privacy analyst has stopped using Microsoft products and switched to open source software. He also hasn’t owned a mobile phone for a couple years now. The matter is that he didn’t even know about PRISM when he was working at Microsoft, though questions of privacy should have crossed his desk anyway. This is why he doesn’t trust Microsoft now.

An expert has called for the creation of a cloud in Europe and said that users should be warned when they log on to services based in the United States that they may be under surveillance.

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