Windows 10: SERIOUS PROBLEM: Can Skype Give Away My Privacy?

  1.    17 Mar 2017 #1

    SERIOUS PROBLEM: Can Skype Give Away My Privacy?


    Hey I.T experts!

    Skype is the only app I use to communicate with people online and this is why I'm so worried.

    I was about to download the Skype update and install it, but I'm just worried about something.

    This is my big fear:

    That Skype has the ability to "screencast" or record videos of me using Skype and the other apps that I use and then upload them back to the Skype headquarters.

    Does anyone know if this is possible?

    What can I do?

    Thank you!
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  2. Posts : 635
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       17 Mar 2017 #2

    If that is going to be part of Skype from now on then I would certainly stop using it.
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  3.    17 Mar 2017 #3

    Use a vpn.
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  4.    17 Mar 2017 #4

    PiKo said: View Post
    Use a vpn.
    How would that help?

    They might not know where you are but your username is unique.

    Think your Skype messages get end-to-end encryption? Think again | Ars Technica
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  5.    17 Mar 2017 #5

    I don't see how using a VPN would help?

    This has been worrying me a lot so I hope someone can help me
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  6.    17 Mar 2017 #6

    Is that new feature in the Skype Preview version? If not, it might be time to switch to that.
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  7.    17 Mar 2017 #7

    I'm running Windows 10, but I don't think I'm running Skype Preview?

    This is really scary for me now!
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  •    17 Mar 2017 #8

    Preview doesn't mention screencast in settings, does the desktop version?
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  •    17 Mar 2017 #9

    I'm looking now.

    Please, I hope someone can help me with this problem!
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