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Skype Hands Teenager's Information To Private Firm 214

New submitter andrew3 writes "Skype has allegedly handed the information of a 16-year-old boy to a security firm. The information was later handed over to Dutch law enforcement. No court order was served for the disclosure. The teenager was suspected of being part of a DDoS packet flood as a part of the Anonymous 'Operation Payback'." According to the article, Skype voluntarily disclosed the information to the third party firm without any kind of police order, possibly violating a few privacy laws and their own policies.
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Skype Hands Teenager's Information To Private Firm

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  • Re:Microsoft (Score:4, Interesting)

    by wienerschnizzel ( 1409447 ) on Tuesday November 06, 2012 @04:42AM (#41891287)
    Well, Microsoft has a history of busting botnets. I would not be surprised if they mined Skype data for related topics. However, I do think they deserve to get negative backlash for scanning private conversations.
  • Not difficult? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by abigsmurf ( 919188 ) on Tuesday November 06, 2012 @05:21AM (#41891449)
    OK then, give me the correct plural and possessive for an object that belongs to a group of people called Chris (using "Chris" as the basis). How about an object belonging to a collective of women who like to identify themselves as "Ms." ?

    The rules for apostrophes aren't as easy as a lot of Grammer Nazi's like to think it is. There are a bunch of rules, often contradictory where you have to learn which takes priority and it's compounded by vague "if it could confuse the reader" rules.
  • by wienerschnizzel ( 1409447 ) on Tuesday November 06, 2012 @05:51AM (#41891559)

    Heh, as a non-native English speaker living in Germany I find that Germans make these kind of errors often ;-) Even worse, sometimes young people use the apostrophe as a possessive form in the German language, where it should not be used.

    However, a lot of languages don't use apostrophe at all (Slavic languages, Asian languages etc) and those people tend to confuse its usage much more.

No problem is so large it can't be fit in somewhere.