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Codebreaker

Suspect in Russian spy case worked at Microsoft

John Moe Jul 14, 2010

So did he somehow infiltrate and doom the Kin project? Apparently not. Alexey Karetnikov was apparently a low level software tester at Microsoft for the past nine months but not any more. He was detained in Seattle and deported to Russia. His Facebook page is still up although it hasn’t been updated in a while. Apparently he likes movie director Peter Greenaway. So there’s that.

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