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September 12, 2005

eBay Buying Skype: The Privacy Question Grows

CNet: eBay to buy Skype for $2.6 billion in cash, stock. eBay has agreed to buy the fast-growing Internet start-up Skype in a move to add free Web telephone calls to its online auctions and fuel growth, the companies confirmed Monday.

It's official, and eBay will now be adding something to its portfolio: customers' presence online. The possibilities are endless. I didn't get this at first, but now I do.

But another element of this deal strikes me as disturbing -- its impact on customers' privacy. Here's why:

Posted by dymaxion at September 12, 2005 09:23 PM


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