Hotmail policy raises privacy concerns

Found this over on NewOrder... Hotmail users can now get a better look at their personal account settings -- but some of the service's estimated 110 million active users may not like what they find.

Reports surfacing indicate that Hotmail may had changed users' default privacy settings. However, Microsoft executives say the free e-mail service didn't change its current privacy policy, it merely rolled out new technology that better reflects its evolving "pure opt-in" philosophy.

Thanks to that new technology, however, many users may discover that when they signed up for the service they unwittingly agreed to share that information, which could range from an e-mail address to demographic data.

News source: CNN - Tech

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