Wednesday, November 9

MSNSpace, Please respect my privacy.

I clicked a link of MSN Space, and surprisely found that the browser was redirected to a "http://login.passport.com" website and quickly came to the MSN Space I expected. Does that mean the browser logged in using my MSN username and password before I visited the website?

So I know MSN Space saved all my clicks in it's website, and my MSN account. Apparently it can keep track of my browsing history, and if it wants, it can give a detail report about when and which (MSN) sites I visited in the last year. It's scarely. MSN account is am important role in my Internet life, because I have many friends listed in my MSN Messenger. When this account is connected to a detail vrowsing history report, everyone can know what I think, what I like, and what I don't like -- I have no privacy at all!

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At November 09, 2005 9:00 PM, Blogger 小豆子 said...

I think MSN only requires you to login when you are visiting a non-public MSN Space. I know many people who want only their family members and friends to visit their spaces, hence, they set the Space permission to allow only people in their MSN Messenger list, etc., to visit their spaces. So if you are visiting one of this kind of spaces, you do need to login using MSN account. I don't think you need to login if you the Space you are visiting is a public Space.

 
At November 11, 2005 4:36 PM, Blogger Ben said...

Yes, even for public space, such as mine http://spaces.msn.com/members/dwn78/, the browser is still redirected into http://login.passport.com. It's easy to verify, and I don't have to lie on this.
Although, be careful when you are testing this. If you've already visit any MSN Space website today, your browser has the cookie saved, so it won't go to login.passport.com anymore. You can wait another day to try it.

 

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