Subject: General Tech | March 28, 2018 - 12:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: wtf, microsoft, censorship
You might have noticed and deleted an email from Microsoft this morning, informing you of a change in their Services Agreement with you. Fortunately someone over at The Inquirer actually read the update and noticed a particularly egregious update, if you swear at your friends on Skype you just might lose your account. By using Microsoft services you are now agreeing not to share inappropriate content or material, which includes offensive language, so you should watch your tongue around Cortana in case she reports you.
It is unlikely that Microsoft will have the capability to monitor all conversations so the use of occasional blue language may escape their notice; hopefully they don't watch the bloody podcast. Illegal content remains illegal and is what they should be devoting their resources to detecting, not someone showing off their intellect and grasp of language.
"If you violate these Terms, we may stop providing Services to you or we may close your Microsoft account. We may also block delivery of a communication (like email, file sharing or instant message) to or from the Services in an effort to enforce these Terms or we may remove or refuse to publish Your Content for any reason."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- New BranchScope Attack Vector for Intel CPUs @ [H]ard|OCP
- Microsoft's Windows 7 Meltdown fixes from January, February made PCs MORE INSECURE @ The Register
- OnePlus 6 release date, specs and price: An iPhone X like display notch has been confirmed @ The Inquirer
- Meet the open sorcerers who have vowed to make Facebook history @ The Register
- Windows 10 vs. Windows WSL vs. Linux - Ubuntu / openSUSE / Debian / Clear Linux @ Phoronix
- NETGEAR Orbi RBK50 WiFi System @ TechPowerUp