China does not have the most cozy and closest of relationships with software giant Microsoft – after all, the government of China has banned the use of Windows 8 computers, and Microsoft is not the only company to experience a ban since Battlefield 4 too, a game, has received a blanket ban over the entire country due to the content of one of its more recent DLCs. Well, earlier in the day, there were rumors going around that the Chinese central government and subordinate departments will not be making use of Microsoft Office, citing reasons of built-in spyware that the U.S. government can use to spy with. However, that rumor proved to be unfounded, as Microsoft has already issued a statement which you can view right after the jump, citing that there is not an ounce of truth at all in such an allegation.
Well, what do you think of this particular development? It does look as though someone mischievous is up to no good, but at least Microsoft themselves have already stepped forward to clarify things. However, if something like this were to happen, it would not be all that surprising, either, don’t you think so? I wonder what substitute would the Chinese central government use in the even that Office is actually banned.