Microsoft bending over to allow NSA backdoor access to Windows 8

Microsoft Sign

By Johannes Hemmerlein [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) is uneasy about a built in backdoor that would allow Microsoft to remotely access Windows 8 PCs and tablets through Trusted Platform Module (TPM) technology.

The leaked documents add to Snowden’s exposure that Microsoft is bending over backwards to help NSA bypass encryption mechanisms and the mounting body of evidence against NSA’s wholesale invasion of privacy such as their unlimited access to all skype calls.

Coverage: reutersrtzeit online, pc world, technobuffalo

Information about Edward Snowden: Wikipedia

Information about the original Snowden leak: The Guardian

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