Revealed: how Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages

Revealed: how Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages | World news | The Guardian.

Another in the NSA spy scandal by Glenn Greenwald.  It seems that most folks don’t really care, which is sad.

I find this funny coming on the heels of Microsoft’s anti-Google ads (which were based on Google’s invasion of privacy). Perhaps Balmer is turning into a hipster and meant for the ads to be ironic?

Apple conspired to raise e-book prices, federal judge rules – The Washington Post

Apple conspired to raise e-book prices, federal judge rules – The Washington Post.

With this anti-trust ruling the transition is complete.  Apple is now as bad as the Microsoft of the late 90s.  All of the Apple zealots who would sneer at the mention of Microsoft as being a convicted anti-trust behemoth bent on controlling our digital lives must now sneer at the mention of Apple as being a convicted anti-trust behemoth bent on controlling our digital lives.

Back in that previous era I had to forebear all of the accusations of being a MS apologist, or all of the allusions to M$, Microshaft, Microsucks, etc…ad nauseum.

Now that Apple has reached the point that they are unarguably at least as bad as Microsoft of that era I expect to see a mass migration of these morally superior people away from Apple products.

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