by Mike Masnick

Microsoft Working With Justice To Fight Cyber-Crime

from the you-scratch-my-back... dept

The Misanthrope writes "Is this the fox guarding the henhouse (and probably making a deal with the farmer) or what? But beyond that, I don't know how Steve Ballmer can say some of the things he does with a straight face." It is somewhat surprising. Considering the fact that the Justice Department had been trying to break Microsoft up into tiny pieces and for a while it looked like they might succeed - to then see Microsoft "partnering" with them to deal with cybercrime seems a little odd. Normally, I might have said that another company in this spot would have put the legal fight behind them in order to deal with the "greater good", but Microsoft doesn't seem to put stuff behind them.

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