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Microsoft shares Hotmail users data without asking

Link here:

Interesting story.

Sam Wong
Wednesday, July 3, 2002

* old news doesn't become new and interesting just because you / the inquirer didn't notice before now

* slashdot is two doors on your left.

Robert Moir
Wednesday, July 3, 2002

Microsoft aren't even leading the way.

Yahoo did exactly the same thing ages ago.

Ged Byrne
Wednesday, July 3, 2002

Greg,  and that makes it OK?

Wednesday, July 3, 2002

No it doesn't make it ok.  It just makes them the same as many other large corporations that house valuable private data and sell it.

Find companies that have strict privacy policies and adhere to them.  I know, it is hard to do though, and sometimes we have no choice but to vote for people that support opt in legislation.


Wednesday, July 3, 2002

No, I stopped using Yahoo back then.

I'm saying its old news.

'Big Companies try to make profit, film at 11.'

Personally, I've stopped using Email.  I do most of my correspondance through web discussion boards.

Ged Byrne
Thursday, July 4, 2002

I'm not sure of my facts here, but if you can
find a provider or hotmail equivalent
which runs out of the UK, I believe that
it is illegal for them to pass on data
stored on computer without your knowedge.

Anyone confirm?

David Clayworth
Thursday, July 4, 2002


It's not interesting because it's written by an ignoramus. The "privacy" checkboxes are to do with the Passport autentication system. By selecting them you are granting other Passport sites that you VISIT AND EXPLICITLY LOG ON AT the ability to get your address when you do so... that's all.
>>Microsoft shares Hotmail users data without asking
>>Link here:
>>Interesting story

Thursday, July 4, 2002

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