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Microsoft Raises Privacy Issues With Tweaked TOS


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#1 tg1911

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 08:34 PM

If you don't like it, then you can terminate your account by going to Account Services. "The updated agreement will take effect on October 19, 2012. If you continue to use our services after October 19th, you agree to the terms of the new agreement or, of course you can cancel your service at any time." If you use "your Microsoft account and many of our online products and services for consumers, such as Hotmail, SkyDrive, Bing, MSN, Office.com, Windows Live Messenger, Windows Photo Gallery, Windows Movie Maker, Windows Mail Desktop, and Windows Writer" after that time, then you automatically agree to abide by the new Microsoft TOS.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/261849/microsoft_raises_privacy_issues_with_tweaked_tos.html#tk.rss_news

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 07:42 PM

They are just following suit to keep up with google. I can't blame them for that. Its just their I don't give a bleep additude towards people who don't like it. Maybe if a lot of people stop using their services they will get the message. Nothing is private any more anyway when you use a "free" service. You are the curency and if they can use information to better sell you things... that is the price we pay for free.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 04:59 AM

@ Burney, good point, and always good to remind people - myself included.

I've had my Hotmail account for almost 15 years and as of late it's been difficult to use & tweak the way I want it to. I understand the need to monetize and make some money but I'm also comfortable giving up some things that no longer suit me (my sole power as an End User and/or consumer). When I left Netflix I wasn't sure what would take it's place but lo and behold, the marketplace found another way to get my cash and I suspect it will be no different here.

@tg1911 - thanks for the post and the link.


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