For the last couple of weeks, a number of stories have been published that seem to suggest that Microsoft and the NSA have a somewhat cozy relationship. In this commentary, I evaluate the latest headlines surrounding these stories and also take on a few major questions that people keep asking.
* Why is Microsoft forcing us to buy a Kinect? Why is there no option to remove it?
* How close is Microsoft and the NSA?
* Should you be concerned for your privacy if you buy an Xbox One?
* Who is to blame? Microsoft or the Government?
How Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages – The Guardian
Microsoft Responds to NSA Relationship Stories – Microsoft