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Microsoft sued by staff traumatized by child sex abuse vids stashed on OneDrive accounts

Paul 195

Re: @Pascal @Paul 195

"It's not spying if it's a machine doing it? Seriously?"

That very much depends on what the machine is doing and how much it records. After all, a number of machines have already "seen" any content you store on SkyDrive. So if the automated scanner takes a pass through all files as they are uploaded scanning for illegal content, and then forgets everything it did unless it finds something noteworthy, then no, I don't regard that as spying. It is spying if it provides detailed info on what everyone is storing and makes it available for review by someone else. As always, the details are quite important. At the moment, I don't have any particular reason to believe I am being "spied on". At least, not by Microsoft. The provisions of RIPA worry me considerably more than anything Microsoft are likely to be doing in order to remain on the right side of the law and to avoid their servers being used as caches for paedophile material etc.

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