Skype Warning!

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  1. Challenger

    Challenger 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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    Baghwan DEV Guild Member DEV Guild

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    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/oct/11/skype-ten-microsoft-nsa
     
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    Challenger Three Eyed Raven Staff Member Administrator DEV Guild Reverser

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    Thanks Baghwan, it gets worse.

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    Baghwan 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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    Markat P.I.T.A. Staff Member Administrator B4A Designer

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    See, this is why I refused to use Skype! :rolleyes:
     
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    cacompguy Registered User

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    I doubt if anything is safe these days:rolleyes:
     
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    bar669 Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator DEV Guild

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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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    Challenger Three Eyed Raven Staff Member Administrator DEV Guild Reverser

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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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    Ph!d Board Protector Staff Member Administrator DEV Guild Reverser Translator

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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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    Challenger Three Eyed Raven Staff Member Administrator DEV Guild Reverser

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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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