Hotmail's social networking busts your privacy

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Longboard, May 2, 2010.

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  1. Longboard

    Longboard Registered Member

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    If you use Hotmail ( and I couldnt imagine why !!)
    This might be of interest
    http://windowssecrets.com/2010/04/22/01-Hotmails-social-networking-busts-your-privacy
    Why would MS leave every privacy option "open to the max" by default ??
    This is disturbing:
    o_O
    Beautiful. LOL.
     
  2. EscapeVelocity

    EscapeVelocity Registered Member

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    Both MicroSoft and Google are disturbing.
     
  3. hierophant

    hierophant Registered Member

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    Jebus. OK, so I used MS chat a few years ago, and I have a Live account (needed for volume licensing). And sure enough, MS had created a nice home page for me, with status updates from people I hardly remember :gack: Gone now. Thanks, Longboard :)
     
  4. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

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    Thanks Longboard. I check messages via POP3 so I never log in using the web interface. I checked my Hotmail (aka Windowes Live) account and found it wide open. Not much there to see though, but I did close it up as much as the allowed. This sort of thing should be opt-in darn it.
     
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