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Russian Spy with a Redmond Twist

Microsoft has become a far more transparent company, so I wasn't entirely surprised when the company disclosed that one of the 12 Russian spies (alleged, of course) worked as an employee.

Alexey Karetnikov tested software in Redmond for a full human gestation period (nine months) before the spy stuff hit the fan.

It leads one (that would be me) to wonder if he sent any confidential Microsoft information to Moscow. Given the brilliant computer minds coming out of Russia, I'd be more worried about the opposite.

Posted by Doug Barney on July 16, 2010 at 11:53 AM


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