In a thread, Steven Parker (Neobond) posted the following:
I'm just pointing out that we investigate harassment in PM's when it's reported to us. What you do between two consenting members in PM's is your business, we don't have access to that content unless it's reported, then there are ways to view the content
I find that VERY disturbing. Even if only "reporting" activates it, a staff member could make a false account, report it, and PM could be accessed.
I dont feel comfortable that Neowin staff members can access our PMs if they choose to.
I would feel better if Neobond could step in and clear up how exactly PMs can be accessed by staff members. Yes, we know staff members never read PMs but I think these things should be cleared up....
Best Answer Steven P. , 24 October 2013 - 10:17
Talk about paranoia and blowing what I said way out of proportion!
Members have to add us to conversations for us to see the PM's, in extreme cases we have to look on the server (same for any site btw), but that can only be accessed by very few people.
Neowin doesn't read your PM's.Go to the full post