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SURVEILLANCE: Microsoft restricted Windows Phone 7 Skydrive access because of uploaded "Nudes"
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 02.02.11 - 15:29:03 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 13422x
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German "Aachener Zeitung" reported yesterday, that Microsoft temporary closed a Windows Phone 7 Skydrive account of a German user because Microsoft found "nudes". Dirk Salm, a professional photographer in Aachen, wasn't able to access his Windows Live Skydrive last week anymore; after it was temporary closed without any further information. After complaints to the Microsoft customer service, he received an E-Mail which said that "four photos, in one of his albums violated, Microsoft's terms of use - because of nudity". Therefore he was asked to delete them within 48 hours, otherwise Microsoft threatened him to block the Windows Live Skydrive access permanently.

As Salm told the Aachener Zeitung, "these four photos were part of his studio work and just artistic-nudes", uploaded from his HTC HD7 and continued that "you can see even more skin in the (German) afternoon television".

Microsoft Germany said on Monday that it assumed a malfunction and spokeswoman Miriam Kapsegger told the newspaper that "I'm assuming that there has been a technical error". The case was send to Microsoft headquarter in Redmond and is already under investigation by the Windows Live department. However, whether Microsoft analyzes user data or not was yet not be found out by the Aachener Zeitung.

I've contacted Microsoft for a feedback. Will keep you updated as soon as I've heard more!

Cheers ~ Arne


 
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