Microsoft employees could monitor all your communications – Report

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Ai jai jai... shame...
But Microsoft could do this for a long time already as I understood it....
Sheesh there are more idiots out there than I thought...
 

ToxicBunny

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Keerist that is a clickbait headline on a whole new level.

Headline has absolutely sweet FA to do with the story for those who care.

Quick summary, 2 guys in their Online Safety Team are suing MS for not providing enough psychological care/support for a crappy job where they had to view disturbing content all day.
 
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Keerist that is a clickbait headline on a whole new level.

Headline has absolutely sweet FA to do with the story for those who care.

Quick summary, 2 guys in their Online Safety Team are suing MS for not providing enough psychological care/support for a crappy job where they had to view disturbing content all day.
Correct, I just humoured the spamcaster... its just easier... like taking a MINUS IQ capsule in the morning...
 

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Can Mybb post a reference where they got this news from ,closest I could find was http://www.newser.com/story/236667/microsoft-made-employees-watch-child-porn-murder-suit.html (NSFW due to title) and it alludes to websites indexed by MS and reported content from MS based chats etc... , nowhere does it say MS can view "All your communication", or does it say they could view general communication.

Edit found a better article: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jan/11/microsoft-employees-child-abuse-lawsuit-ptsd

Hmm it does mention MS "Customers" not users, so this could indicate that it is communication on Skype, or the Xbox platform , this still isnt "all communication"
 
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Can Mybb post a reference where they got this news from ,closest I could find was http://www.newser.com/story/236667/microsoft-made-employees-watch-child-porn-murder-suit.html (NSFW due to title) and it alludes to websites indexed by MS and reported content from MS based chats etc... , nowhere does it say MS can view "All your communication", or does it say they could view general communication.

Edit found a better article: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jan/11/microsoft-employees-child-abuse-lawsuit-ptsd

Hmm it does mention MS "Customers" not users, so this could indicate that it is communication on Skype, or the Xbox platform , this still isnt "all communication"
If you think any of your communication is safe and secure... in this day and age, you goto be sleeping under a rock or just woke up from a coma.
 

FaSMaN

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If you think any of your communication is safe and secure... in this day and age, you goto be sleeping under a rock or just woke up from a coma.
I never said that any online communication is safe , just that the blanket statement made by MyBB "Microsoft employees could monitor all your communications" is false, at worse they can monitor communications on their own platforms, but most likely in this in cance it is regarding communications on their services so Skype and XB Live.
 

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Keerist that is a clickbait headline on a whole new level.

Headline has absolutely sweet FA to do with the story for those who care.

Quick summary, 2 guys in their Online Safety Team are suing MS for not providing enough psychological care/support for a crappy job where they had to view disturbing content all day.
I think this is relevant though:

"the employees had “God-like” status and could view any customer’s communications at any time."
 

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I think this is relevant though:

"the employees had “God-like” status and could view any customer’s communications at any time."
Except it is merely a single line claim from the one side in the lawsuit with no evidence that it was even vaguely true.

The BBC headline and article are orders of magnitude better and more relevant
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-38592089
 
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ToxicBunny

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So it's a different spin on it - and it seems the article you supplied does confirm that they can view pretty much everything?
Nope, not at all...

They can view stuff on Bing, and on SOME of the online email platforms that MS run, and even then they don't have access to go into peoples accounts. Automated systems will flag content and then they are sent the content to review.

I can guarantee you that they have no access to hosted corporate email as a start... or a fair chunk of stuff in Azure etc etc.
 
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