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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: 4, Informative) by higuita on Thursday March 20 2014, @04:55PM

    by higuita (2465) on Thursday March 20 2014, @04:55PM (#18951)

    In Europe, TOS, internal rules, contracts, etc can not overpower national laws, they automatically became invalid.

    you can not sign a contract saying you want to be a slave or want to be tortured (but many companies try to do that)

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  • (Score: 3, Informative) by Sir Garlon on Thursday March 20 2014, @06:01PM

    by Sir Garlon (1264) on Thursday March 20 2014, @06:01PM (#18985)

    The same is true in the US, it's just that the national laws are weaker.

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