New Microsoft terms cause privacy fears to Users

    The all new terms of service of Microsoft, effective from May 1st, 2018 are causing privacy concerns amongst its users as the Redmond giant plans to ban users for using offensive language and say that it has the right to investigate into its users’ content.

    Microsoft’s service agreement which has been updated early this week that its new terms will come into effect from May this year and warns users against sharing inappropriate content, offensive language, A rated content, violence related videos, and images or criminal activity. The statement adds that Microsoft has the right to review the content in order to resolve the issue.
    What’s more embarrassing in the latest update is the fact that Microsoft will also review the content which has been flagged by other users.

    All Users using XBox Live, Skype, and other services will also come under the reviewing act of the new Microsoft law.
    For instance, if someone uses a mean name in XBox live, then his/her account could easily get canceled. All funds deposited in such accounts will also be confiscated, if the software giant finds anything suspicious, offensive or guilty.

    Indulging in any illegal activity, threatening or harming children in any way, sending spam, sharing inappropriate content, engaging in fraudulent activities can all land you in trouble.

    Although Microsoft claims that it doesn’t keep a watch on skype-to-skype voice, video, file transfers and instant messages as they are encrypted, there is no 100% assurance on this note. Because who knows what happens behind the scene or in the server farms of the technology giant.

    A source from Microsoft who likes to comment as Anonymous said that all these new terms in the service agreement will only do well to its users in the long run.

    Naveen Goud
    Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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