Microsoft gives up right to read your emails with new policy

  • March 28, 2014

We reported not even week ago that Microsoft read a user’s email and messenger chats as they investigated a former employee who leaked company secrets. This caused quite a stir, since Microsoft and its main competitors, like Google and Yahoo, spelled out clearly in their privacy policies that they could do this. Starting immediately, Microsoft will keep your emails private unless there is a search warrant for a particular account.

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Practically every email provider can and will read your emails

  • March 22, 2014

The tech blogosphere went haywire Friday as news broke that Microsoft read a French blogger’s emails¬†and instant messages to root out an internal leaker. This is, in fact, perfectly legal. Why? Every user consents to this when they agree to the terms of use. The right to read its users emails is a right claimed by far more than just Microsoft, too.

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Your old Microsoft Points are being converted into cash credit

  • March 20, 2014

Long-time users of Xbox 360 may remember that the currency for buying game upgrades and the like was known as Microsoft Points. Since these were bought in bundles, users would rarely have a balance of 0 points. All users with a remaining balance of points saw their balance converted into a cash credit that can be used on Xbox Live, Xbox Music, the Windows App Store, or the Windows Phone Store. 

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