Microsoft Denies Programming NSA-Accessible Backdoors Into Windows 7

Hey now! Just because the NSA helped Microsoft hone the security of Windows 7 doesn't mean Microsoft designed special backdoors for the organization to spy on us...right?

In a response to Computerworld's article on NSA involvement in Windows 7 development, Microsoft stated: "Microsoft has not and will not put 'backdoors' into Windows."

Not to nitpick here, but doesn't this denial leave another "door" open? As in, couldn't the NSA have stuck their own backdoor into Windows 7 while official Microsoft employees turned a blind eye? Or—and this may come as really shocking—could Microsoft have simply lied to us in the interest of national security??

Of course, but if you freak out over this potential lack of digital autonomy, you're clearly a terrorist. [Computerworld via Digg]