The practice is just one of thousands of examples of the NSA receiving private information from the tech industry in exchange for "receiving benefits that include access to classified intelligence," according to a report released today.
Microsoft's willingness to share data with the NSA first, before the public, gives the government the ability to protect systems from zero-day attacks, but it also provides the NSA with an opportunity
"Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft (MSFT) and other software or Internet security companies have been aware that this type of early alert allowed the U.S. to exploit vulnerabilities in software sold to foreign governments, according to two U.S. officials," read the Bloomberg report.
"Microsoft doesn't ask and can't be told how the government uses such tip-offs, said the officials, who asked not to be identified because the matter is confidential."
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|No.||Last Registered Location in an Area of 40km × 40km||Date / Time||% & Number of Visits in Area|
|1||Redmond||Tue June 7, 2016||15:57:07||99.24%||3,006|
|2||Puyallup||Thu Feb 18, 2016||04:16:53||0.46%||14|
|3||Everett||Sun May 8, 2016||18:46:41||0.10%||3|
|4||Seattle||Tue Sept 2, 2014||15:13:26||0.07%||2|
|5||Renton||Wed Aug 21, 2013||06:03:00||0.03%||1|
|6||Bellingham||Sat Jan 3, 2015||04:31:16||0.03%||1|
|7||Vancouver||Sun Oct 4, 2015||07:09:03||0.03%||1|
|8||Spokane||Sat Jan 9, 2016||19:33:38||0.03%||1|