Microsoft’s former privacy adviser no longer trusts Microsoft because of NSA spyingOctober 2, 2013 3 Email article | Print article
Caspar Bowden, privacy adviser for Microsoft from 2002-2011, has expressed his concerns over Microsoft after the NSA revelations. The ex-employee who was associated with Microsoft for more than 9 years is not sure whether to trust the company or not.
Bowden, who is now an independent privacy advocate, said that he has lost his trust over Microsoft and eventually transitioned himself to use open source softwares, which he can examine himself. In fact he has barred himself from carrying a mobile phone since last two years.
At the conference, he also expressed concerns over how the NSA surveillance is going to influence the decision makers; like top government officials, bureaucrats or business men. Adding more he said that the people living outside US has no legal protection due to such illegal technologies.
Bowden has released a briefing on the US National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programmes (PRISM) and how such activities impact the fundamental rights of citizens. In this briefing he has made a detailed analysis of the practices that can be carried out under US FISA Amendment Act 2008 and how these can bring implications to citizen rights.
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