Tag: Microsoft

Microsoft’s Story Highlights Why West Needs a Formal Non-Recognition Policy on Crimea Now

December 5, 2014

Staunton, December 5 – Yesterday, Ukrainian and Russian media reported that Microsoft had implicitly recognized the Russian annexation of Crimea by requiring those using its products on the Ukrainian peninsula to apply for new licenses, a story that turned out to be false but that highlights the need for a formal non-recognition policy to clarify […]

Skype Prepared to Provide Data About its Users to Russian Law Enforcement

January 15, 2014

The Microsoft Corporation (which owns the internet telephone service Skype) is prepared to store information on conversations and correspondence for six months, in order to provide it, along with user data from within the Russian Federation, to Russian law enforcement agencies, according to a response from Microsoft’s press service to a request from ITAR-TASS. “Microsoft […]