skype gives out data

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  1. linuxforall

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    Dutch media report Skype has Illegally (without court order) distributed a 16 years old user's personal information including user name, real name, email addresses and the home address used for payment to a private company consistently a police investigation into Anonymous-sanctioned cyber attacks on PayPal.
    In 2011 most of the online payment solution companies blocked donations to WikiLeaks, in relation to this Anonymous Hacker DDOS paypal and Mastercard. During investigation of attack an IT firm reach skype for the information of their use and Skype handed over the personal information of a 16-year-old Illegally to them.
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    -http://thehackernews.com/2012/11/skype-illegally-handed-over-alleged.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheHackersNews+%28The+Hackers+News+-+Daily+Cyber+News+Updates%29&_m=3n.009a.28.vt0aof6g3l.tq#sthash.tXFyr4LC.LfHx0dUA.dpuf-
     
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    Some guy with broken English struggling to form a sentence writes an article with the word "illegally" in it, yet doesn't even post any of his sources whatsoever.

    Now say we went on a limb and actually trusted this guy, his quoted "official response from the company" (which also has no source) disagrees.

    The broken English in the "official response" also makes me wonder the legitimacy of it.
     
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    Good point, take it up with the author, about broken English, there are thousands on languages around the globe and English however it is, is just ONE of them. So if one guy or gal speaks broken English, that shouldn't be the criteria for the legitimacy of that person's credibility. In that case, anyone speaking English should be taken with a huge grain of salt in non English speaking regions which btw are the majority on Earth.
     
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    Two members of the Dutch Parlement have asked questions about it at the Ministers of Justice and Economic Affairs (maybe that is not the right translation by me of the official names; sorry about that).

    You can read (in Dutch!) those questions at the official website of the Parlement:
    https://zoek.officielebekendmakingen.nl/kv-tk-2012Z18966.html
     
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