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It’s not just Microsoft: Apple and Google can also read your emails

25
Mar
2014

People concerned with online privacy had a field day last week when it was discovered that Microsoft accessed a French blogger’s Hotmail account and read his emails in order to assess his involvement with an alleged theft of Windows trade secrets. As numerous reports pointed out, Microsoft’s Hotmail and Outlook.com terms give the company the right to access and read users’ emails, and bloggers lashed out at Microsoft as a result. As it turns out, however, Microsoft isn’t the only tech giant that reserves the right to read your private correspondence. Alex Hern at The Guardian took the time to actually read the terms we all agree to when we sign up for the various email services offered by big

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