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Re: How important is IM? was RE: How important is the PSTN
- From: Stephen Sprunk
- Date: Wed Jun 26 21:34:23 2002
Thus spake "Scott Weeks" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Your proprietary information is on someone else's server and it's up to
> them not to 'use' it.
There are IM products which a company can set up internally for exactly this
reason. For public IM servers, you're not obligated to give "proprietary
information" other than your email address.
> PSTN doesn't keep your info on a server or backed up somewhere.
I'm quite sure the telco has records of who I am and where I live, and they
"use" that information on a regular basis to bill me. They also sell the
information to others and a variety of other things they're allowed to do by
law. Yahoo and AOL are benign by comparison.