Privacy Files: Microsoft Steps Out of Line to Protect Foreign User Data

I SPY: Your personal information can be packaged and sold online. Safe Shepherd, a startup on Cesar Chavez and Mission Street, is part of an emerging industry that helps you keep your personal information off the Internet.  Photo by Christy Khoshaba.

I SPY: Your personal information can be packaged and sold online. Safe Shepherd, a startup on Cesar Chavez and Mission Street, is part of an emerging industry that helps you keep your personal information off the Internet. Photo by Christy Khoshaba.

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With Mission long the home of hackers and privacy efforts — including the Tor Project and up until a year ago, the Electronic Frontier Foundation — we will keep readers abreast of the ongoing debate on privacy.

To that end, today’s Financial Times reports that Microsoft “will allow foreign customers to have their personal data stored on servers outside the U.S., breaking ranks with other big technology groups that until now have shown a united front in response to the American surveillance scandal. READ MORE HERE.

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