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Microsoft censors Pirate Bay links in Windows Live Messenger

Posted on Tuesday, March 27 2012 @ 00:25:10 CEST by

TorrentFreak reports Microsoft is censoring links to The Pirate Bay in instant messages delivered through the company's Windows Live Messenger services:
Imagine that you found this great new band sharing their music on BitTorrent for free.

You’re actually so excited about this find you want to share the experience with friends, so you paste them a link to the official torrent file via Windows Live Messenger.

Although this might sound like a good idea to some, Microsoft appears to disagree. Those who try to paste a Pirate Bay link to their friends through Windows Live Messenger will notice that it never reaches its destination.

Instead, Microsoft alerts the sender that The Pirate Bay is unsafe. Apparently, the company is actively monitoring people’s communications to prevent them from linking to sites they deem to be a threat.


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Re: Microsoft censors Pirate Bay links in Windows Live Messenger
by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 27 2012 @ 12:41:28 CEST
It's the right thing to do, imo.

  • Reply by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 27 2012 @ 13:48:47 CEST

    This is exactly the same as the "gmail man" video. They are sniffing in your private conversations to censor the content, it doesn't matter if it's done by a bot, or a real person, they are directly attacking your private life. Every person who agrees with this stupid behavior should be sent back to where they belong: Salem, 1962.


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