Microsoft: Your Privacy Is Our Priority. No, Seriously. Stop Laughing!

Microsoft’s cooperation with the National Security Agency isn’t quite as extensive as the latest in the Guardian’s series of reports on U.S. electronic surveillance efforts claims. This according to the software giant itself, which issued a statement Friday denying that it had helped the NSA circumvent its own encryption systems in order to monitor audio, video and email communications across services like Skype and Outlook.
“Microsoft does not provide any government with blanket or direct access to SkyDrive,, Skype or any Microsoft product,” the company said in a response to the Guardian’s report, which detailed its participation in the NSA’s Prism surveillance program. Based on documents provided to the publication by Edward Snowden, that report claimed Microsoft not only gave the NSA pre-encryption stage access to email, but helped it monitor its Skype video chat and SkyDrive cloud storage services, as well.
Microsoft — ironically, still in the midst of a big “Your privacy is our priority” marketing campaign — disputes those allegations, but only to a point. Like other big tech companies mired in this surveillance controversy, it claims it only provides the NSA with access to customer data “in response to legal processes.”
“We have clear principles which guide the response across our entire company to...."

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