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Skype Working on Android App Flaw That Could Expose Private Info

Skype said on Friday that it is investigating a report that its Android app could leave users’ private information vulnerable if a malicious application is installed on their device. “These files include cached profile information and instant messages,” Skype said in a blog post. “We take your privacy very seriously and are working quickly to protect you from this vulnerability, including securing the file permissions on the Skype for Android application.”


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald