Microsoft Reportedly Helped U.S. Interception

Microsoft Corp worked closely with U.S. intelligence services to help them intercept users' communications, including letting the National Security Agency circumvent email encryption, the Guardian reported. Citing top-secret documents provided by former U.S. spy contractor Edward Snowden, the UK newspaper said Microsoft worked with the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the NSA to ease access via Prism -- an intelligence-gathering program uncovered by the Guardian last month -- to cloud storage service SkyDrive.