Discussion in 'other software & services' started by ronjor, May 3, 2007.
Interesting development. However, even though downloading programs may be restricted in corporate environments, they can still blacklist the specific portion of a webpage link to prevent users from accessing the function.
Very cool. I wish MS would offer something for Windows Live Messenger. Or do they and I am missing out on something good?
Anybody tried it?
What about privacy issues?
microsoft has this
It seems to work exactly like the IM program does. Logging into either one (web or IM program) logs you out of the other. From what I can see on the firewall status screen, it's using the same port numbers and IPs the IM program itself does.
Instant messaging isn't very private or secure to begin with. Running it thru your browser just adds your browsers privacy and security issues to those that already exist in the IM program/service. Your preferences and contact lists are already stored on their servers, which enables you to log into Yahoo IM with another PC and have access to all your contact lists.
I'd use it for casual conversation, but I wouldn't trust it with anything I wanted kept private.
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