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Microsoft Denies Claims That They Gave the NSA Direct Access to User Emails

  • , Wednesday, July 17, 2013 10:50 AM

Contrary to news reports, Microsoft does not allow the National Security Agency to access its customers' email accounts directly, Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith wrote in a blog post on Tuesday. Recent news reports have suggested that the online giant was helping the NSA get around encryption in order to spy on email accounts. "We do not provide any government with direct access to emails or instant messages," Smith wrote.

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