posted on May, 23 2010 @ 07:09 AM
Here is a little something by the *not so* great folks over at micro$oft.
More dishonest crap as usual.
If you know anything about the history of microsoft and some of their past business strategies, you know what I mean by "crap as usual"
The "Microsoft Global Criminal Compliance Handbook"
It is (was*) a confidential 22 page booklet designed for police and intelligence services.
"Microsoft Confidential For Law Enforcement Use Only"
Cryptome.org [an Anti-Secrecy] site [ cryptome.org...
] was forcibly taken down for publishing it,
back towards the beginning of this year.
Summary ~ Cryptome.org is a venerable New York based anti-secrecy site that has been publishing since 1999.
On Feb 24, 2010, the site was forcibly taken down following its publication of Microsoft's "Global Criminal Compliance Handbook", a confidential 22
page booklet designed for police and intelligence services.
The guide provides a "menu" of information Microsoft collects on the users of its online services. Microsoft lawyers threatened Cryptome and its
"printer", internet hosting provider giant Network Solutions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The DMCA was designed to protect the
legitimate rights of publishers, not to conceal scandalous internal documents that were never intended for sale.
Although the action is a clear abuse of the DMCA, Network Solutions, a company with extensive connections to U.S. intelligence contractors, gagged
the site in its entirety. Such actions are a serious problem in the United States, where although in theory the First Amendment protects the
freedom of the press, in practice, censorship has been privatized via abuse of the judicial system and corporate patronage networks.
the document in PDF is @ the link.
(sorry if this has been posted, my searches didnt find me anything)
p.s.. Embrace Linux/Ubuntu
[edit on 23-5-2010 by Ahmose]