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Dirty playing by Microsoft, and The biggest historical breach

Posted on: April 1st, 2013

Dirty playing by Microsoft, and The biggest historical breach

If you are looking for a career in hacking then head East, to China, where government just might employ you. In the last couple of months, various bodies ranging from public to private have been under attack through hacking, with some of the attacks going on incessantly for four long months such as the New York Times case.

The Chinese military has been identified as the culprit behind the hacking by crack teams who have been working overtime to trace the source while protecting the integrity of their companies. This accusations have however been strongly denied by Chinese officials, adding that these institutions must show evidence to support their statements, otherwise the allegations are unethical and uncalled for and it is now up to the ones pointing fingers to prove by evidence of China’s attacks.

Dirty playing by Microsoft

The battle of the titans’ stage has been set as Microsoft throws media force and financial might against Google. The company has launched a campaign against Google that will see the raising of awareness against Google’s breach of privacy by scanning emails to know which advertisements to put on a consumer’s page. According to a Microsoft survey, about ninety percent of users are against this practice by Google and such like companies, of collecting information for their own purposes, without consent from the users.

Microsoft is therefore relying on the need for privacy and control by users as the base for its campaign. The campaign is aimed at Microsoft’s efforts to try to get diehard Google fans to use its outlook email platform, which had been overtaken by events millions of years ago in information and technology years, who knows may be they have finally caught up.

The biggest historical breach of privacy

Many companies in the US have been recently tripping over themselves in a bid to sell their own employees’ information to Equifax, which is a credit rating organization. The activity has been questioned by interested parties its effects by subjection to debates.

This gold rush has resulted in unethical practices that have seen payment data of about 190 million Americans sold to the agency. The information gave the agency, which is a auxiliary of Equifax access to a third of America’s population.

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