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"Microsoft pledges to inform users of state surveillance, account hacking",ZDNet


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Posted 31 December 2015 - 11:30 AM

Microsoft has pledged to inform users if their online communications are being targeted and monitored by government entities and state actors.

Following the trail blazed by Facebook, Twitter and Google, the Redmond giant says the firm will notify users if any part of their Microsoft account -- including Outlook.com email and OneDrive has been "targeted or compromised by an individual or group working on behalf of a nation state."

Microsoft already tells users when alerts flag up suggesting accounts have been hacked by third parties, but on Wednesday, Microsoft Vice President Scott Charney said the company is willing to take additional steps to protect the personal information of its users.


Source: http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-pledges-to-inform-users-of-state-surveillance-account-hacking/

Microsoft is finally jumping in.

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