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Lilbits (3-28-2014): Microsofts reconsiders stance on email snooping

Microsoft recently made headlines for working with law enforcement to track down the source of Windows software leaks… and a lot of that press focused on the fact that the company read the emails of a Hotmail user as part of the investigation. Last week company officials defended the practice, saying they had enough information […]

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Lilbits (3-21-2014): Is your email safe from snooping?

Microsoft’s “Scroogled” ad campaign pokes fun at Google for the company’s habit of automatically scanning your email messages in order to choose contextually relevant advertisements. But this week Microsoft is drawing some heat for snooping through a Microsoft Hotmail users’s inbox as part of a criminal investigation involving an employee who leaked software and trade […]

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Outlook.com launches, works well on small screens

Microsoft took the wraps off Outlook.com today, and there are plenty of reasons to be excited. It’s a massive improvement over Hotmail in many ways, not the least of which is how well it’s suited to smaller screens. As you’d expect from anything Microsoft has designed recently, the Metro design language has been liberally applied […]