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GuruGuy

join:2002-12-16
Atlanta, GA
reply to DevilFrank

Re: Microsoft: Users Don't Even Care About Privacy

said by DevilFrank:

Microsoft and Privacy? LOL that makes my day.
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quote:
Anyone who uses Skype has consented to the company reading everything they write. The H's associates in Germany at heise Security have now discovered that the Microsoft subsidiary does in fact make use of this privilege in practice. Shortly after sending HTTPS URLs over the instant messaging service, those URLs receive an unannounced visit from Microsoft HQ in Redmond.
»www.h-online.com/security/news/i···2870.htm

Link doesn't work for me:

404 - File not found

Unfortunately, the web page you are looking for is not on this server.

Please check:

whether the URL is spelled correctly (including capitalisation),
your bookmark,
the web site you came from.
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GuruGuy

Mele20
Premium
join:2001-06-05
Hilo, HI
kudos:5
That link doesn't work for me either but I found the article and it is chilling. The last part says this:

"Back in January, civil rights groups sent an open letter to Microsoft questioning the security of Skype communication since the takeover. The groups behind the letter, which included the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Reporters without Borders expressed concern that the restructuring resulting from the takeover meant that Skype would have to comply with US laws on eavesdropping and would therefore have to permit government agencies and secret services to access Skype communications.

In summary, The H and heise Security believe that, having consented to Microsoft using all data transmitted over the service pretty much however it likes, all Skype users should assume that this will actually happen and that the company is not going to reveal what exactly it gets up to with this data."

Damning of our nation and our total lack of privacy now.

Here's the correct link:

»www.h-online.com/security/news/i···870.html

EDIT: I checked the link after posting this comment. It works correctly for me. Let me know if it doesn't for the rest of you.
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When governments fear people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. Thomas Jefferson


Dude111
An Awesome Dude
Premium
join:2003-08-04
USA
kudos:13

 

Yes thank you Mele,it is .HTML not .HTM (I was gonna post it if you didnt)



DevilFrank

join:2003-07-13
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reply to Mele20

Re: Microsoft: Users Don't Even Care About Privacy

said by Mele20:

Here's the correct link:

»www.h-online.com/security/news/i···870.html

EDIT: I checked the link after posting this comment. It works correctly for me. Let me know if it doesn't for the rest of you.

Thx Mele
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Regards from Germany. Please excuse my stumbling English