A Guide to Knowing What Microsoft Knows About You

Remember the website Cryptome? This site was quite popular because it posted information such as confidential corporate documents or sensitive government data on its pages for those interested in browsing them. However, it was recently shut down when it posted a kind of guide for spies for those enforcing the law. This handbook, called the ‘Microsoft Online Services Global Criminal Compliance Handbook’, basically outlines the different kinds of information that Microsoft Corporation retains and controls on its customers. This is the kind of information that it can get from when you join and use Hotmail, Office Live, or even Xbox Live!

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