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Reading your email

2014-03-24 15:47:01.685118+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Following up on my mention that Microsoft has read Hotmail accounts without a warrant to track down trade secret leaks, and that Google has dome similarly, now Yahoo, Google and Apple claim the right to read user emails.

RT ashkan soltani ‏@ashk4n:L

12 of the top 25 news sites (incl. @washingtonpost) rely on Microsoft or Google for hosted email services (2/2) http://pic.twitter.com/Dgio3KITJo

We really really really need end-to-end encrypted email with multiple paths and partitioning to confuse metadata analysis.

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comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2014-03-25 01:18:05.066909+00 by: dexev

When I read news like this, I wonder if maybe the Internet was a bad idea.

#Comment Re: made: 2014-03-25 15:37:21.451717+00 by: Dan Lyke

I'm having that feeling very regularly. Sigh.

And yet I'm putting more and more things on TCP/IP Ethernet. Go figure.

#Comment Re: made: 2014-03-28 21:10:32.733743+00 by: Dan Lyke

Microsoft On The Issues: We’re listening: Additional steps to protect your privacy.

Effective immediately, if we receive information indicating that someone is using our services to traffic in stolen intellectual or physical property from Microsoft, we will not inspect a customer’s private content ourselves. Instead, we will refer the matter to law enforcement if further action is required.

In addition to changing company policy, in the coming months we will incorporate this change in our customer terms of service, so that it’s clear to consumers and binding on Microsoft.

Holy shit. Microsoft is the good guys? What is the world coming to?