How Microsoft Handed the NSA Access to Encrypted Messages

Microsoft has collaborated closely with US intelligence services to allow users’ communications to be intercepted, including helping the National Security Agency to circumvent the company’s own encryption, according to top-secret documents obtained by the Guardian.

Scathing.

Update: Predictably, Microsoft denies the report.

With the understanding that secret laws and directives have absolutely no place in a democracy, methinks I’ll stick to that quote I volunteered last month:

“First rule of politics: never believe anything until it’s officially denied.”