James F. Booth

For more than 25 years, James Booth has provided consulting and legal services to telecommunications carriers and to enterprise companies that manage their own telecommunications networks. Since June of 2009 he has also served as General Counsel of Spread Networks, LLC, which is the industry leader in the construction and operation of low latency high speed networks. Before joining Spread he was General Counsel for OnFiber Communications, a competitive telecommunications provider, and was the sole attorney for Qwest Communications International in support of its construction of an 18,800 mile fiber optic network spanning the United States. Earlier he was lead counsel for U S WEST in its wireless and cable television ventures in the United States, Europe and Hong Kong.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Microsoft gave NSA unencrypted access to Outlook.com, Skype, SkyDrive

Microsoft gave the National Security Agency easy access to encrypted web chats, Skype video calls and messages and Microsoft’s cloud storage service, SkyDrive, according to documents published by the UK Guardian. Top secret documents provided by former National Security Agency Edward Snowden show that Microsoft enabled the agency to intercept web chats by circumventing Outlook.com’s encryption. In addition, the “agency already had pre-encryption stage access to email on Outlook.com, including Hotmail,” the Guardian reports. This means that NSA analysts intercepting messages from Outlook.com did not have to decrypt the messages that might have been encoded to avoid privacy intrusions from eavesdroppers. http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/11/report-microsoft-gave-nsa-unencrypted-access-to-outlook-com-skype-skydrive/