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Six open-source gems, 02/19/07

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Convergence & VoIP Newsletter: Skype collecting private user data – so what?, 02/19/07

Web bloggers and the general news media have been buzzing for the last couple of weeks about “private user data”being collected by Skype, fearing a breach of personal privacy. Specifically, Skype software was reportedly reading users’ personal computer BIOS data and motherboard serial numbers and reporting the information back to Skype servers. BIOS is an acronym for Basic Input/Output System and BIOS is used by Windows IBM compatible systems to help boot the PC at start-up.

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