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Photo Of Stranger Added To Hotmail Emails

alanf
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Photo Of Stranger Added To Hotmail Emails

Radio 4 You And Yours reported on a woman (who had no Facebook account) who had a photo from her namesake's Facebook profile attached to her emails.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01mbrl2
Also (27m10s in) a man who had a photo from the Facebook  profile of the family dog added to his emails.
Problem is supposed to have been fixed but no explanation was given as to how this happened.
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Re: Photo Of Stranger Added To Hotmail Emails

Sort of thing you'd expect from Google ..
Not sure how MS would get the info ..
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Re: Photo Of Stranger Added To Hotmail Emails

Where does Google come into it?  Hotmail is Microsoft. Facebook has nothing to do with Google.
Being confused  with namesake could prove dangerous.
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/11/27/ian-h-watkins-twitter-lost-prophets_n_4348850.html?utm_hp...
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Re: Photo Of Stranger Added To Hotmail Emails

As Hotmail is MS and they're currently running a campaign bashing Google about email privacy....  Lips are sealed
Call me 'w23'
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Re: Photo Of Stranger Added To Hotmail Emails

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Where does Google come into it?  Hotmail is Microsoft. Facebook has nothing to do with Google

Huh
Not sure you actually read what I wrote, there ..
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Sort of thing you'd expect from Google

So not saying Google had anything to do with it - quite the reverse
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Not sure how MS would get the info

Clear understanding that the companies are not related ..
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Re: Photo Of Stranger Added To Hotmail Emails

But why was it enabled to start with? It should have asked permission at the very least. But then again it was M$  Wink
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Not sure you actually read what I wrote, there ..

Sorry. I MISread what you wrote. Then shortly after realised that I had done so and tried to remove my post but by that time W23 had already responded so I reinstated it so that it was clear what W23 was responding to.   Embarrassed
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Re: Photo Of Stranger Added To Hotmail Emails

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Sorry. I MISread what you wrote. Then shortly after realised that I had done so and tried to remove my post but by that time W23 had already responded so I reinstated it so that it was clear what W23 was responding to.   Embarrassed

No worries  Smiley