Thursday, 12 April 2018

No Offense: Swearing Will Be Banned On Skype, Xbox, And Other Microsoft Products

Users will have to be careful with their words with Microsoft planning to ban offensive language on its platforms. Effective May 1, 2018, the company will update its Service Agreement to ban swearing on its products including Xbox, Skype, OneDrive, and Office 365. 

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The new code of conduct states that users are prohibited from sharing inappropriate material including those with nudity, pornography, graphic violence, offensive language, and criminal activity. Microsoft made it clear that they will not watch on users’ movement or listen to conversations via Skype. Instead, they will only respond to customers who report other users of sharing inappropriate content. 

According to a tweet by Mike Ybarra, Microsoft’s Director of Xbox Programme Management, there is still no policy change for Xbox Live. Many people assume that these recent tweaks will make it easier for the company to catch users who post abusive content through its services. Xbox Live’s chat features are often used negatively by bullies to harass other gamers. 

On the other hand, some users think that this new agreement is potentially dangerous because it might involve rifling through one’s personal files. This might result in abuse of personal data, even if the company drafted the new agreement with only favorable intentions.

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Eddie O’Brien currently works as the CEO of the Americas at Arvato Bertelsmann. He has also spent years working as an executive in Microsoft. Visit this page for more tech-related news.

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