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    Quand Microsoft Teams s'affiche comme Skype, ou tantôt comme Chromium

    Mathias Poujol-Rost 🇫🇷 ✅ · Tuesday, 16 February - 19:43

Dans la version Linux de cette application propriétaire, le son habituel de l'intervenant est présenté par l'OS Linux comme étant #Skype.

Sauf les notification sonores de messages dans la discussion, utilisés par certains pour envoyer des extraits de texte ou des liens, évènement dans lequel le court son provoqué par l'envoi de message est présenté comme venant de #Chromium.

Quitte à se baser sur un navigateur, étonnant que MS ne se soit pas basé sur #Edge, son nouveau nom pour Windows Internet Explorer.

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    Si vous avez 100 amis, vous pouvez désormais tous les inviter à un skypéro sur Skype / Numerama · Friday, 13 November - 12:09

Avec la dernière mise à jour de Skype, les appels en visio peuvent désormais accueillir jusqu'à 100 participants d'un coup. [Lire la suite]

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    I'm leaving Skype

    Timothée Jaussoin · Thursday, 14 February, 2019 - 07:13 edit · 2 minutes

Microsoft, how can you seriously fu** up your products so bad? I choose to leave #Skype by today for two reasons that just poped-up the past few days.

Exposing private information

How is it possible that during several meetings and other discussions your team voluntary choose to add the feature to suggest private contacts of my contacts to me?

I'll be direct with you, this is clearly a #privacy violation and will hurt lots of people directly including myself. I'm using this account for years for professional and private reasons, I have really private contacts on my account (that I only want to only keep for myself, obviously, maybe I should stress that point more?), family members, friends and professional relations. Now all those contacts will see some of my private contacts as "Suggestions".

The new Skype contacts suggestion box

In this list I have some contacts that I can easily guess to who they are related to.


  • Lawyers that are using Skype have also things to hide, and you're directly exposing the persons they are talking to to their other clients.
  • Doctors that are using Skype have something to hide and you are exposing their patients list to other patients or contacts.
  • Journalists that are using Skype have something to hide and you are exposing their sources and colleagues to other contacts putting some of their life and investigations at risk.

And I can give you lots of other cases where this kind of feature will hurt businesses, families and sometimes can put lifes at risk.

Microsoft, let be frank there, Skype IS NOT a fu** social network like Facebook. Skype is a Instant Messaging and video-communication service where people expect their private contacts list to stay… private.

This little suggestion feature crossed my mind for #Movim but was directly discarded regarding the privacy implication that it will have (also with the fact that I can't technically get my contacts contacts through XMPP for obvious reasons).

Mozilla, Microsoft hates you, kiss <3

The second reason why I choose to leave Skype is that Microsoft recently enforced the usage of Skype under Chrome, the "desktop Skype" (that is an embedded Chrome) and the themed Chrome alternative that will be Edge soon.

Firefox is officially dropped from their support list.

Fun fact, by changing Firefox user agent to Chrome Skype is suddenly working fine on it. If this is caused by the #WebRTC video-calling features, first you're not making lots of efforts regarding the really good support of Firefox for this Web standard and secondly you can simply block that feature and allow the rest on the other browsers.

Mozilla, Microsoft wants to hurt you there. This is definitely a bad move from Microsoft regarding the web diversity and standards.

So I will notify all my contacts in the upcoming days of my decision and definitely close my account.

If you want to contact me, you can still send me emails or add me on Movim. Movim is supporting video-call (peer-to-peer), direct messages and chatrooms.