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posted by LaminatorX on Thursday March 20 2014, @12:00PM   Printer-friendly
from the who-wanted-that? dept.

Rashek writes:

"Alex Kibkalo, an ex-Microsoft employee was just arrested for stealing and leaking company secrets.

Having spent seven years working for Microsoft, Kibkalo is alleged to have leaked Windows 8 code to a French technology blogger in mid-2012, prior to the software's release. Kibkalo was apparently angry over a poor performance review."

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  • (Score: 5, Informative) by MrGuy on Thursday March 20 2014, @04:05PM

    by MrGuy (1007) on Thursday March 20 2014, @04:05PM (#18934)

    The concern isn't about MS reading the MS employee's e-mail. What they read the BLOGGER'S e-mail account. The blogger happened to have/use a hotmail account to communicate with the MS employee.

    The question is whether MS reading a non-MS-employee's personal hotmail account because they suspected that person MIGHT have what MS considered confidential info is OK.

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  • (Score: 1) by monster on Thursday March 20 2014, @06:02PM

    by monster (1260) on Thursday March 20 2014, @06:02PM (#18986) Journal

    As of employees' email, it depends of the specific country (different laws about it). For third parties, I think it is big no and may invalidate any evidence they got through it.