If Skype flagrantly disregards your rights, why not other Microsoft software?
Summary: The broader implications of Microsoft adding spying ‘features’ to Skype
An interesting observation regarding the latest Skype hoopla [1, 2] makes these valid points: “I think the spooks have been watching “Person of Interest” too much to think such things are cricket. How far does this go? Do people need to worry about microsoft IIS web servers with SSL, exchange servers?
“Windows too spies on the users.”“You do have to wonder if apple backdoored their IM client, below the OTR, or silent circle, or the OS – I mean how far does this go? Jon Callas said not apple, that wouldnt be cool, and apple aims for coolness for users; maybe he should dig a little more. It seems to be getting to you cant trust anything without compiling it from source, and having a good PGP WoT network with developers. A distro binary possibly isnt enough in such an environment.”
Free software, except Ubuntu, protects your privacy. Microsoft software protects Microsoft’s interests. Do not rely on Microsoft anything unless you accept the assumption that you are being spied on. Yes. Windows too spies on the users. █