Microsoft has opened all source codes to Russian special services

    Microsoft has signed an addendum to the agreement with the Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Atlas Science and Technology Center , which gives access to the sources of all major Microsoft programs, including the Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems, the Microsoft Office 2010 office suite and the database management system Microsoft SQL Server data. This was announced in an interview with the newspaper "Vedomosti" a source in Microsoft.

    The agreement between Microsoft and the Atlas Scientific and Technical Center was concluded in 2002 and provided access to the sources of Windows XP, Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2000.

    “Now the FSB will certify not individual Microsoft products, but platforms that can be used to organize electronic document management and protect personal data, including the creation of an“ electronic government, ”Alexander Alferov, First Deputy General Director of SEC Atlas, told Vedomosti.

    We add that the Scientific and Technical Center "Atlas" used to be subordinate to the KGB (later - the FSB), and now transferred to the Ministry of Communications. This organization is engaged in building information networks for the State Duma, government, etc. Since 1951, they have been developing and manufacturing various spy devices for technical means of the special communications service, secure information and telecommunication systems and their components.

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