Microsoft Helped NSA Access Encrypted Messages: Report

Source: Microsoft

Microsoft has been helping the National Security Agency get access to encrypted messages, according to a Guardian report that is based on documents provided by Edward Snowden.

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The company has worked with the NSA to help it bypass encryption on web chats via the company's new portal, according to the report. Microsoft also gave the NSA pre-encrypted stage access to email on, the report said.

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