Microsoft will stop snooping through Hotmail to investigate security leaks

After getting caught reading customers’ email, Microsoft says it will use legal channels in the future.

Microsoft has scrapped a policy which allowed it to peek at Hotmail messages to plug leaks or investigate intellectual property theft.
The change came after news broke last week that the U.S. technology titan peered into the account of a French blogger who had gotten hold of inside information about Windows software in 2012.
While the tactic seemed unsavory, it was deemed legal because Microsoft terms of service grant permission for the company to access or disclose information about a user to protect its “rights or property.”
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