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[ NNSquad ] Skype Location Exposure

Skype Location Exposure

http://j.mp/vMu43V  (New York Times)

   "If a user's Skype application was running, the researchers could call
    inconspicuously and, in the process of placing the call, glean the
    user's Internet Protocol address. Every hour, the researchers logged
    an I.P. address for each user. That address could in turn be used to
    determine the user's geographic location - in some cases, right down
    to the ZIP code."

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Not a red alert by any means, but worth noting.

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org 
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
 - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org
 - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com 
Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy
Blog: http://lauren.vortex.com 
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Tel: +1 (818) 225-2800 / Skype: vortex.com