Microsoft is an evil empire.
Whether it be Bill Gates suspicious activities, or their complicity in helping The United States Government to spy on its citizens, Microsoft represents what we have all come to hate.
Even the MSM is reporting on it, and I think that it’s high time we add Microsoft to the list of companies we boycott for anti-American behavior.
A Microsoft exec even called the surveillance of records “routine”.
These people want to help a corrupt government to spy on its own citizens? We can stop giving them our hard earned dollars, and permanently put the company out of business.
I know it may hurt, but we need to stick our money where our mouths are. Freedom isn’t free, and we can never expect to taste the sweetness of true freedom if we can’t give up some cheap things along the way.
Take a look at what they’ve been doing to us:
— Andrey Davydov (@FarEasterner) June 30, 2021
The Associated Press highlights the clandestine espionage perpetrated on American citizens:
Federal law enforcement agencies secretly seek the data of Microsoft customers thousands of times a year, according to congressional testimony Wednesday by a senior executive at the technology company.
Tom Burt, Microsoft’s corporate vice president for customer security and trust, told members of the House Judiciary Committee that federal law enforcement in recent years has been presenting the company with between 2,400 to 3,500 secrecy orders a year, or about seven to 10 a day.
“Most shocking is just how routine secrecy orders have become when law enforcement targets an American’s email, text messages or other sensitive data stored in the cloud,” said Burt, describing the widespread clandestine surveillance as a major shift from historical norms.
The relationship between law enforcement and Big Tech has attracted fresh scrutiny in recent weeks with the revelation that Justice Department prosecutors obtained as part of leak investigations phone records belonging not only to journalists but also to members of Congress and their staffers. Microsoft, for instance, was among the companies that turned over records under a court order, and because of a gag order, had to then wait more than two years before disclosing it.
@FBIWFO I THINK THE PUBLIC SHOULD KNOW WHAT I SUSPECT, THE CIA IS SPYING ON AMERICANS AND THE WORLD USING WINDOWS AS A BACKDOOR. I BELIEVE THIS TO BE THE CASE I WANT MICROSOFT TO RELEASE ITS SOURCE CODE, OR HAVE AI DEEPLEARNING DECOMPILE THE SOFTWARE TO DETECT EXPLOITATION.
— Batmandelbrot (@batmandelbrot) February 24, 2021
The Guardian reported on the collaboration between The NSA and Microsoft as early as 2013:
Material collected through Prism is routinely shared with the FBI and CIA, with one NSA document describing the program as a “team sport”.
The latest NSA revelations further expose the tensions between Silicon Valley and the Obama administration. All the major tech firms are lobbying the government to allow them to disclose more fully the extent and nature of their co-operation with the NSA to meet their customers’ privacy concerns. Privately, tech executives are at pains to distance themselves from claims of collaboration and teamwork given by the NSA documents, and insist the process is driven by legal compulsion.
In a statement, Microsoft said: “When we upgrade or update products we aren’t absolved from the need to comply with existing or future lawful demands.” The company reiterated its argument that it provides customer data “only in response to government demands and we only ever comply with orders for requests about specific accounts or identifiers”.
In June, the Guardian revealed that the NSA claimed to have “direct access” through the Prism program to the systems of many major internet companies, including Microsoft, Skype, Apple, Google, Facebook and Yahoo.