Skype spyware...

Discussion in 'Spyware' started by FB, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. FB

    FB Guest

    I was surprised to find out that I cannot login into my Skype account (I am
    a PAYING customer and was trying to buy credit) unless I allow tracking
    cookies from a company called Coremetrics to be installed on my computer...

    Skype support didn't reply to mail asking for details about it...

    so it's goodbye Skype...

    FB
     
    FB, Feb 17, 2006
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  2. FB

    Charani Guest

    Maybe this will answer your questions:

    www.coremetrics.com/
     
    Charani, Feb 18, 2006
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    Harold Guest


    Interesting.
    If I read it right, Skype should provide an opt-out from Coremetrics
    cookies/data collection.
    I quote from
    http://www.coremetrics.com/company/privacy.html#services:
    (Note: "Our Client" = Skype)

    "Our Clients' Use of Our Services.
    We require all of our clients to abide by all applicable laws, rules
    and regulations, and we promise our clients that we will do the same. We
    also recommend that each client obtain all necessary consents from
    visitors to its web site; prior to and after Coremetrics' provision of
    any Service, post on its web site and abide by a visitor privacy policy
    providing each visitor with the client's data collection and use
    practices; provide notice that cookies are being placed on the visitor's
    computer; an explanation of the purpose and utilization of such cookies;
    and provide on its web site an opt-out (or a link to an opt-out) so that
    any visitor may choose not to have his/her data collected."

    End quote.
     
    Harold, Feb 18, 2006
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    shplink Guest

    I am guessing this is the newest version of Skype?
    I use an older (pre-ebay) version on my mac- am asked to update every
    time I launch, and naturally don't...

    Any ideas for a good VoIP alternative I can use for calls to Europe from
    the US?
     
    shplink, Feb 19, 2006
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  5. FB

    FB Guest

    that`s what I didn`t like... no explanations, no opt-out...

    and from the quote, Coremetrics only recommends this...

    FB
     
    FB, Feb 19, 2006
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