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posted by janrinok on Tuesday April 01 2014, @07:00PM   Printer-friendly
from the we-won't-look-we'll-get-law-enforcement-to-do-that dept.

Blackmoore writes:

SN reported last week the story of a search by Microsoft through a reporter's Hotmail account looking for evidence of stolen IP, which resulted in quite a bit of criticism for Microsoft's heavy-handed approach.

Mike Masnick at TechDirt reports that Microsoft and its legal team took the criticism seriously. Microsoft's General Counsel Brad Smith has now put out a new blog post announcing a complete change in policy, promising that it will not unilaterally look through any Microsoft user's content in search of "stolen" intellectual property. If such a search is thought necessary they will refer the matter to Law Enforcement.

 
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  • (Score: 2) by VLM on Tuesday April 01 2014, @07:05PM

    by VLM (445) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday April 01 2014, @07:05PM (#24411)

    It would be of value for someone to create a closely curated cloud privacy wiki.

    I would be interested to know which hosted cloud storage provider would be most interested in my pr0n, google drive, dropbox, spideroak, or the bazillion other providers?

    A more general privacy advisement service would be interesting, for email providers from this article, etc.

    Someone's probably squirted out some kind of ad supported service along these lines?

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  • (Score: 2) by fliptop on Tuesday April 01 2014, @10:17PM

    by fliptop (1666) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @10:17PM (#24497) Journal

    It would be of value for someone to create a closely curated cloud privacy wiki

    Are you suggesting someone actually read all the Terms and Conditions? Seriously, no one here usually bothers to RTFA, so good luck w/ that.

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    • (Score: 2) by VLM on Wednesday April 02 2014, @11:20AM

      by VLM (445) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday April 02 2014, @11:20AM (#24693)

      Yeah that's why it's a classic "somebody else should do this so I can use it" project.