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Tech Companies News Byte: Microsoft Asks Attorney General To Release Gag Order On NSA Spying

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Microsoft is tired of getting pummeled in the press over reports that it hands over emails and Skype conversations to the National Security Agency. Unfortunately, the federal gag order related to the NSA is so strict that companies can't even talk about the existence of the program. Today, Microsoft begged issued a strongly worded letter to Attorney General Eric Holder to release the gag order so that that they can dispel rumors. Outlook is now available for the iPhone and iPad but don't expect full Outlook functionality. This isn't a MS Office Outlook app; this is Microsoft's stripped down mail, calendar and contact app found in Windows 8. It's free to download to iOS devices right now. KeepSafe, which creates a private photo vault on people's phones, just raised $3.4 million in a round led by Floodgate. They've also grown to 13 million users and 6 million of those are active every month. The app creates a password-locked photo gallery on people's phones.

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