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Microsoft opens up source code to the Russians

Microsoft's decision to give the Russian intelligence services access to products including Windows 7 was commercial, according to a Whitehall source.
Written by Suzanne Tindal, Contributor on

Microsoft has apparently signed a deal to open up its Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Office 2010 source code to the Russian Federal Security Service. The Russians will help develop cryptography for Microsoft products, but I wonder whether Russia will use this agreement to its own advantage. Malware attack anyone?

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