February 23, 2007

"Microsoft was forced to remove a Dutch bot called Kylie from its Messenger network after it was reported to spread pornographic material. In addition to random dirty talk, the bot also linked to a handful of explicit videos at partner sites. Since the launch of Kylie on Monday, at least 7000 people added "her" address to their contact lists before the bot was killed off by Microsoft on Tuesday at noon.

Arnout Hemel, responsible for the MSN Messenger/Windows Live Platform at Microsoft Netherlands, told Emerce that they were unaware of the bot, that it wasn't licensed (it technically by-passed the allow list limit) and that it had to be removed because the company doesn't allow distribution of pornography, hatred and discrimination on its network. Hemel also stressed the presence of the "Report abuse" option under the software's Help menu, which helps Microsoft identify similar cases."

Posted @ Mess.be

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