|Headquarters||Microsoft Redmond campus, Redmond, Washington, U.S.|
|Subgroups||List of Microsoft subsidiaries|
Microsoft is a software company which has dominated the personal computer market for decades.
Microsoft's flagship product is the operating system, Windows, which runs on the majority of personal computers worldwide. Windows has been suspected of cooperating with the deep state at least as far back as the August 1999 discovery of _NSAKey, although Microsoft denied it at the time, stating that "The key in question is a Microsoft key. It is maintained and safeguarded by Microsoft, and we have not shared this key with the NSA or any other party."
After the Edward Snowden Affair, Microsoft and other tech companies appear to have become more brazen about data collection. Windows 10 contains in its Tems & Conditions the admission that “Microsoft collects information about you, your devices, applications and networks, and your use of those devices, applications and networks. Examples of data we collect include your name, email address, preferences and interests; browsing, search and file history; phone call and SMS data; device configuration and sensor data; and application usage.”
On May 31, 2016, Microsoft agreed with Facebook, Google and Twitter to a European Union code of conduct obligating them to review "[the] majority of valid notifications for removal of illegal hate speech" posted on their services within 24 hours.
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