There was something fishy here including the purchase of Hotmail by Microsoft.
The problem is that if your emails are being stored "in the cloud" each single email is exposed as if it permanently "in transit".
Many people now understand why Facebook users should be .
Facebook is nothing but an intelligence database about their users. So it is users data is what Facebook actually sells.
But we now need to understand that Yahoo, Microsoft and Google are no different.
But after Snowden revelations the usage of Facebook/Yahoo/Gmail accounts was not affected.
Several high profile email leaks happened after Snowden revelations.