thank you – by p.s.r it's microsoft, of course they are going to lie “ what does either one have to do with the topic at hand? you run either linux or macos and would never ever step a foot into msn or any other microsoft or microsoft-sponsored site.
freeserve, owned by french internet firm wanadoo, said a far better solution was to register users and employ chatroom monitors, and slammed msn's decision as “nothing short of reckless.” europe's leading internet access provider, the german-based company, t-online, said it had no plans for change.
“we do not foresee closing our discussion sites,” a spokesman said.
the catalyst appears to be the tremendous amount of misuse that is occuring in the chat rooms on a daily basis.
the misuse consists of a large amount of spam and pornographic content.
maybe the free speech advocates need to point their frustration at those whose actions caused microsoft to react the way it did.
[an error occurred while processing this directive] i applaude the actions of bill but this is a stunning move and a pat on the back is in order.
however, i am also a parent of a young child and am increasingly aware of the sheer amount of porn spam that finds it way everywhere on the internet.
there are days when the adverts, and the comments made by people on chat channels actually make me blush (not an easy feat, as anyone who knows me irl will tell you) so this move by microsoft i feel is a positive one.
the chat services being affected are in the following areas: europe, the middle east, africa, asia, and much of latin america.