Microsoft admits snooping on blogger's Hotmail account to find Windows 8 leak

  1. Just a couple of days after an ex-Microsoft employee was arrested by the FBI for stealing and leaking copies of Windows 8, the software giant is caught up in a privacy storm after it admitted that it searched through an...

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  2. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,890   +645

    What I.diot would steal from Microsoft and email that stuff to a Hotmail account in the first place? I mean, come on! You've got to be pretty stupid.

    That's like robbing a bank and the next day depositing all that money back into the same bank.
    Except less noticeable of course.

    At least use a different email service that Microsoft doesn't host if your going to email stolen Microsoft stuff.
  3. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder You know, that one guy with the PC Posts: 2,189   +589

    That was exactly what I was thinking XD
  4. RzmmDX

    RzmmDX TS Addict Posts: 295   +58

    "Soon after the revelation, Microsoft released a statement saying that the company would take several new steps to reassure users that their communications will be private."

    Lol, sure Microsoft, sure.

    Maybe at this point, you will have more confidentiality by sending snail mail to people in Sumerian.
  5. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 489   +123

    Well I wouldn't say they do not his with everyone but a quick read through the licence agreement confirmed it. Privacy on the internet doesn't exsist so why flip out over it in this case.
  6. Gaara

    Gaara TS Enthusiast Posts: 99   +25

    Microsoft admits snooping on blogger's Hotmail account to find Windows 8 leak? .. so Microsoft illegality accept to people Email?. so I guess using my hacking skill and view Email its ok?..since Microsoft do it I guess is fine to do it as well.
  7. benken2202001

    benken2202001 TS Enthusiast Posts: 114   +16

    It's legal because users agree to Microsoft's invasion when they accept the EULA. You do not have the same protection as Microsoft when you hack into someone's email.

    I say it's actually smart of Microsoft that they found the guy legally.
  8. Whether MS, Google, Yahoo, etc. E-mail is free. If it is free don't expect to be private. whether for snooping or monetizing, they all look at your E-mail.

    If you want your communications to be secure send it in code via snail mail.

    Let's face it, there are almost NO regulations governing the Internet.
  9. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,157   +195

    the kind of I .diot that thinks Hotmail and email services are safe since 'everyone' else has migrated to email service?

    but it is so much easier to bribe the local postman. :)

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