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Microsoft divulges all its secrets to Russia's security service

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posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 11:05 PM

Software giant Microsoft has agreed to give the Federal Security Service access to the source codes for its latest products.

This extends a previous agreement signed in 2002 by Microsoft and Atlas Company that makes protecting software for Microsoft products used by the security service and other organizations of the kind.

Eight years ago, the deal supported Atlas with source codes for Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows Server 2000. The new agreement will oblige Microsoft to send to Atlas the new source codes – for example, this will apply to the operating system Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010.

The codes will also be used to create digital platforms for big projects in the social sector, such as digital government.

Not sure if this is too important, but it is interesting though. I dont really know what the "source codes" are, so Im not really sure if this is anything new.

It looks like Russia is going to use this to digitalize their country. I would think their goverment has a pretty digital one at the moment, but they may be lagging behind a bit, im not sure.

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