Ex-Microsoft privacy adviser doesn't trust company after 'snoop-op revelations'

London, Oct. 1 (ANI): Microsoft's former privacy adviser has reportedly said that he doesn't trust the company following the NSA 'snoop-op' revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden, which alleged that tech giants were part of the bigger US secret surveillance programme.

Caspar Bowden, who quit Microsoft in 2011, said that he doesn't trust it and when he approached many of the European authorities with his concerns, they shrugged.

Bowden said that he has stopped using Microsoft products in favour of free, open source software and has not owned a mobile phone for two years, metro.co.uk reports.

He further revealed that he did not know about the alleged US' Prism programme when he was working with Microsoft, which collected users' web and phone data, adding that he is completely software free now.

Bowden proposed an 'EU cloud' and said that users should be warned when they log on to services based in the US that they may be under surveillance, the report added. (ANI)


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