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Microsoft searched Hotmail & IM without a warrant

2014-03-21 02:57:08.90325+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

The Register: Microsoft frisked blogger's Hotmail inbox, IM chat to hunt Windows 8 leaker, court told.

In other words, RT Matthew Prince ‏@eastdakota:

Worry if you're a startup Microsoft is pursuing and you're using Office365: competitive intelligence is a stone's throw from protecting IP.

Or, worry if you're a startup with competing technologies and Microsoft is installing, say, software that scans your computer for viruses or for search contents or...

The court complaint where this came out (PDF).

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comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2014-03-21 22:49:58.677104+00 by: Dan Lyke

Microsoft defends itself: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1080...nt-of-blogger-in-espionage-case/

#Comment Re: made: 2014-03-21 23:32:23.824252+00 by: Dan Lyke

And a Tech Crunch writer calls out Google for similar behavior.