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How Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages

Microsoft has collaborated closely with US intelligence services to allow users’ communications to be intercepted, including helping the National Security Agency to circumvent the company’s own encryption, according to top-secret documents obtained by the Guardian. The documents show that: • Microsoft helped the NSA to circumvent its encryption to address concerns that the agency would […]

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The Canadian geek behind the Microsoft Kinect.

When Microsoft came calling, Don Mattrick, raised in Vancouver, BC, was already at the top of the video game heap. And he was bored. In 1982, Mattrick decided nobody was making interesting games for the PC, and started his own video games company with his friend Jeff Sember. Mattrick, 17, based Distinctive Software Inc. in […]