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silpol on Heise tested (in German): URLs shared over encrypted Skype chat get a visit from a Microsoft IP address. -
"you have known, but much larger auditorium most probably not - there is no problem of repeating simple fact: Microsoft values own profit above someone else profit. Yes, it makes some disillusioned people going off Microsoft, otherwise there is no harm to repeat it." ‎- silpol
It may be not so much about profit, but more about the pressure of law enforcement agencies to get access to everything people talk about. Then, when the hole is already there, why not use it for something benign but commercial... ‎- 9000