It was on the 'cloud', and so is M$ data stored from your PC.
What security/privacy is there regarding the info/data that MS collects ?
How is it stored ?
And many other questions, as in, who has access to this data ?
"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."
And, for business info, this is highly material....
Microsoft have a proven track record of giving this info to US spy agencies.....
Snowden has yet to be disproved# regarding any of the information he has provided. The real issue is that it scares most people so they chose to pretend it doesn't exist.....
# Ok, here's
the official "Snowden is wrong" post........
"The company worked with the FBI this year to allow the NSA easier access via Prism to its cloud storage service SkyDrive, which now has more than 250 million users worldwide"
"In July last year, nine months after Microsoft bought Skype, the NSA boasted that a new capability had tripled the amount of Skype video calls being collected through Prism"
"Material collected through Prism is routinely shared with the FBI and CIA, with one NSA document describing the program as a "team sport""
In June, the Guardian revealed that the NSA claimed to have "direct access" through the Prism program to the systems of many major internet companies, including Microsoft, Skype, Apple, Google, Facebook and Yahoo.
Blanket orders from the secret surveillance court allow these communications to be collected without an individual warrant if the NSA operative has a 51% belief that the target is not a US citizen and is not on US soil at the time.
* Targeting US citizens does require an individual warrant, but the NSA is able to collect Americans' communications without a warrant if the target is a foreign national located overseas.
* Well, !#^@ you, but thats actually most of us........
And then there is this, do try reading this please......
"That secret order, issued by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, relies on Section 215 of the Patriot Act, 50 USC 1861, better known as the "business records" portion. It allows the government to obtain any "tangible thing," including "books, records, papers, documents, and other items," a broad term that includes dumps from private-sector computer databases with limited judicial oversight."
BI Director Robert Mueller hinted during a 2011 congressional hearing that there was a secret legal memorandum prepared by the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel that authorized a broader use of Section 215 than is publicly known.
"Wyden, who was present at that hearing, told Mueller that he was "increasingly troubled" that intelligence agencies are "relying on a secret interpretation" of the Patriot Act. "I believe that the American people would be absolutely stunned," Wyden said, if they knew what was actually going on."
Do try to remember that NZ is one of the 5 Eyes
, we do all this stuff
and it is common knowledge
here that there is a wide span of data captured. Even in our major papers this is reported as common fact.
Remember, Aus, UK, Canada, US and NZ all are a part of this spying
. Please accept that I have some idea of what I'm talking about.
Again, please show with proof that this is not happening, cus 10 is just, like Farcebook, making life really easy for these agencies.
Opposition Labour party leader Andrew Little asked Jagose what was meant by "full-take collection" as mentioned in the Snowden documents, according to coverage of the meeting by Wellington's Dominion Post newspaper.
It said Jagose declined to discuss agency work in detail, saying:"It is very difficult to say 'yes we do some things, we don't do some things."
She added that the GCSB operated under judicial warrant. "Everything we collect is authorized," she said.
The head of New Zealand's main domestic Security Intelligence Service (SIS), Rebecca Kitteridge told the committee there was "no indiscriminate collection of information."
Her agency had thought "carefully" about sharing information "beyond Five Eyes," Kitteridge added in remarks carried by Radio New Zealand.
The NZH article also said that a Five Eyes project code-named "Auroragold" had enabled the alliance to identify and scan mobile networks and phone links in Pacific nations such as Fiji, Samoa and the Cook Islands.
The Herald said the documents exposed the extent to which New Zealand security services were contributing to Five Eyes network.