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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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work