leaked by former government contractor Edward Snowden show that
Microsoft helped the National Security Agency (NSA) work around the
encrypted code on its new Outlook portal after the spy agency expressed
concern that it wouldn't be able to intercept Web chats, according to The Guardian.
The video service Skype, which is owned by Microsoft, also allowed the NSA to cull video and audio conversations, the newspaper reported. The accusations are just the latest to surface about the NSA working with top tech companies to conduct surveillance. The Guardian and The Washington Post reported last month that Google, Microsoft, Facebook and other tech companies had allegedly given the NSA "direct access" to their servers that store user data.