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The Register: All your data (and biz plans) are belong to Microsoft

Mar 30, 2001, 19:00 (26 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Orlowski)

[ Thanks to Rich Mackey for this link. ]

"With Microsoft's HailStorm .NET initiative hinging on the company's very own PassPort service, you'd think Redmond would be bending over backwards to stress the confidentially of user information."

"Well, if that's the case, it hasn't started yet."

"The current Passport Terms of Use agreement not only fails to guarantee confidentially, but actually gives Microsoft and its business partners the right to own your information, and do pretty much what they want with it. That encompasses all your Hotmail and MSN Messenger communications today."

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