Source: Microsoft via The Verge
quote: I mean ya can't be dumb if you're a software architect at Microsoft
quote: Just the other day I'm installing Windows from a USB thumb drive and the idiotic installer is asking me for CD/DVD drivers even though none present in the machine. I mean, wtf, that is the definition of "dumb" software architecture.
quote: They have every right to perform a search on their own property to recover information leading to their own stolen property.
quote: At this point no "crime" had been committed yet. You're innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
quote: If they were doing this to aide a police investigation, hey no problem, but they just decided to do this no warrant no court order no nothing.
quote: Now they had proof of criminal activity, and just needed to track down the source.
quote: He goes on to explain that the company will separate the legal team from the audit team, and that if an employee is suspected of criminal activity on a work account, the auditors will have to justify to legal that a warrant would be issued, were the account with a different company.
quote: Oh, and Apple definitely has no compunction with reading employee email.
quote: After being contacted by a French blog asking if a leaked build of Window 8 was authentic, it turned out it was and that the leaker had used a Hotmail account. The only problem? Microsoft owns and operates the Hotmail service (Hotmail was recently replaced by Outlook.com, but the branding is still living on in some regard). So it performed an internal audit and identify the leaker as Alex Kibkalo, a software architect who was allegedly disguntled over a poor performance review.