No, Microsoft and Skype are not playing Big Brother

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by ronjor, Jul 25, 2012.

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    http://www.zdnet.com/no-microsoft-and-skype-are-not-playing-big-brother-7000001565/
     
  2. PaulyDefran

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    Whatever Ed. The thought that just because it's printed (or not) in a privacy policy, therefore you're safe...is naivete' to the max. Where in the telco's "privacy policy" does it state that there are point and click web portals for LE to access all data at a whim? Somebody find me "L-Site" mentioned in Sprint's privacy policy...I bet you won't.

    http://paranoia.dubfire.net/2011/03/dea-rejects-foia-for-38-pages-of-docs.html

    Ed Bahahahahahahahahahat

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    I had the same reaction as Pauly. "Read the privacy policy." That's just too funny.

    Hey, Pauly, I'll give you another one: Where in AT&T's "privacy policy" is Room 641A mentioned?

    Yeah, right.
     
  4. vasa1

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    "there's not much to fear"
    Nice

    Very strange though that this topic didn't get the usual privacy people here frothing earlier because it's been around for a while.
     
  5. Pedro

    Pedro Registered Member

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    Skype makes chats and user data more available to police
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/busin...le-to-police/2012/07/25/gJQAobI39W_story.html
     
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    Big Brother always lies.
     
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    There is a big difference between "We can't do it" and "We promise we won't do it". As long as the possibility is there, a small dose of paranoia is in order.
     
  8. PaulyDefran

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    I've warned against Skype ever since they applied for a patent called "Legal Intercept". I did it again when they took full control of the Super Nodes and ended peer to peer.

    Hey Lock, I think it's on the door of the building on Folsom Street. :D

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