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Microsoft Reads Your Skype Chat Messages

Midnight_Caller
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Microsoft Reads Your Skype Chat Messages

Hi All
Just seen this:
[quote="Slashdot"]
Microsoft Reads Your Skype Chat Messages
An anonymous reader writes:
"A Microsoft server accesses URLs sent in Skype chat messages, even if they are HTTPS URLs and contain account information. A reader of Heise publications notified Heise Security (link to German website, Google translation). They replicated the observation by sending links via Skype, including one to a private file storage account, and found that these URLs are shortly after accessed from a Microsoft IP address. When confronted, Microsoft claimed that this is part of an effort to detect and filter spam and phishing URLs."

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Re: Microsoft Reads Your Skype Chat Messages

And ...... according to an advert on the tv tonight,....... they ....say.... they are concerned about "your" privacy  ! !
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Re: Microsoft Reads Your Skype Chat Messages

Oh dear, the spammers and the phishers will have to configure their websites to serve up clean pages to Microsoft IP addresses.