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Skype Warning!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Challenger, Jun 9, 2016.

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  1. Challenger

    Challenger is a Trusted Warez PosterChallenger Three Eyed Raven Staff Member Administrator DEV Guild Reverser

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    Today I had a randomly added contact called Skype added to my Contacts, so I checked this over and its being rolled out automatically.

    Its a BOT that gains access to all your contacts, Name, Chat Logs etc. - this is a good reason as any to stop using Skype, I have removed it from friends but cant check if its still monitoring.


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    https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA34611/why-do-i-have-a-skype-contact-in-my-contact-list

     
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    _peter_ DEV Guild Member DEV Guild

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    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/oct/11/skype-ten-microsoft-nsa
     
  3. Challenger

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    Thanks Baghwan, it gets worse.

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    _peter_ DEV Guild Member DEV Guild

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    Facebook , Google , Skype etc are doing -predictive profiling - even citizens .Thats why I never used it.
     
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    See, this is why I refused to use Skype! :rolleyes:
     
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    I doubt if anything is safe these days:rolleyes:
     
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    The Android philosophy is playing very well at Microsoft, Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter .... Programs that limit Windows 10 spying from Microsoft, have already announced future updates to remove Skype contacts suspicious. This is the Big Data Spy problem.
     
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    Well I use (or should I say used) Skype as a secondary business line (bought a phone number etc), but after this I will be closing it down.

    I don't have anything to hide on it, I dont discuss anything to do with reversing etc., but I should be given the choice to have this bot installed and to have it monitor my activity or not..


     
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    Interesting... I haven't used skype that much lately and I fired up the app today and don't see such contact.
    Tested only with iOS app thought.
     
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    Yeah was at my friends today, one had it and the other didnt, but as far as Ive read, they are still rolling it out.
     

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