[clug] Disturbing mail from Optus

Alex Satrapa grail at goldweb.com.au
Sun Feb 11 23:02:29 GMT 2007

On 10/02/2007, at 11:24 , Duncan Roe wrote:

> ----- Forwarded message from myzoo at optusnet.com.au -----
> At this time, if you haven't already, you will be required to  
> create your
> Windows Live ID in order to access your Webmail records on the new  
> service.
> Create your Windows Live ID now.

Your concern with Windows Live ID shouldn't be about platform  
independence - it's a web service, which is the highly unsavoury  
Microsoft Passport service with a new coat of paint and a different  
brand name.

Optus is effectively outsourcing its web services to Microsoft, a US  
company bound by US laws. If you have any concerns about your  
personal details and communications being accessed and monitored by  
the US Government, you should seriously consider whether you want to  
participate in the Windows Live program.


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