Tech giants call on US to reform surveillance laws

Eight leading US-based technology companies on Monday called on Washington to overhaul its surveillance laws following the revelations of online eavesdropping from fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.

Microsoft leads attack on search traffic thieves

Microsoft announced it worked with police in Europe and the United States to disrupt a "dangerous" army of virus-infected computers used to hijack searches at Google, Bing and Yahoo.

Microsoft joins move to encrypt web traffic

Microsoft is joining the movement to encrypt traffic that flows across its networks, citing "serious concerns" about government surveillance.

`Microsoft to replace Messenger with Skype on March 15`

Software giant Microsoft has announced that it will `retire` its Messenger online chat feature on March 15 and replace it with the Skype internet telephony service.