Surveillance

Former Microsoft Privacy Advisor: I Don't Trust Microsoft Now

Now a privacy advocate

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Caspar Bowden, who authored Microsoft's privacy policy between 2002 and 2011 for 40 countries, said this week that he distrusts his former employer and has gone so far as to ditch his mobile phone.

Bowden, who now calls himself a "privacy advocate," told a conference this week that he was unaware that Microsoft participated in Prism, a charge that Microsoft has denied. But Bowden, as quoted in The Guardian, now says that he will only use open-source software and had ditched his phone for privacy's sake.