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  1. Disable automatic "recommendation" of "potential" friends in Skype!

    It's not Ok to show my contacts to other persons in my contact list as "potential" friends, without asking me if I want such a "feature". You should ASK on the start of Skype if I want this, instead of just activate such a functionality! I want to have a CHOICE to disable or enable it!!! Respect the privacy of your users!!!

    18 votes
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  2. I want people to stop being able to see my contacts! There noisy as ****!

    I want people to stop being able to see my contacts! There noisy as **** and getting in all my buisness accusing me of things!

    7 votes
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  3. 1 vote
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  4. There should be a setting to disable snapshots. Snapshots should not be allowed without the other party consent

    There should be a setting to disable snapshots. Snapshots should not be allowed without the other party consent

    8 votes
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  5. Allow me to remove Cortana Completely from Skype.

    If I wanted to use Cortana and let MS have all my data and have my privacy invaded, I wouldn't be running an out-dated windows 7 and STILL using Linux on my other computer. I'd pay 10 bucks for Skype, I've seen plenty of ads on Skype, I won't pay my privacy too so you can call it "Free".

    14 votes
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  6. New Features should arrive Turned Off

    Due to your resent act of un-privacy update where you forced us to be in recommendations, forced recommendations upon us AND made us searchable online, which I find to be a breach of privacy and a breach of trust between me and your product, I would HIGHLY recommend you to have every new feature turned OFF as you ship it.

    Not everybody is the same, not everyone wants the same. So why force everybody to get the same updates?

    Make sure your new set of new features are given to us in a notification first, and tell us how to…

    11 votes
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  7. Privacy

    Apparently some of my skype contacts can view who are my other skype contacts. I don't know if this can be turned off.

    8 votes
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  8. Security Details - Must be added

    Hi,
    If possible then please add few security options.

    1- security options for IM's - i.e. everyone should be having the Liberty to choose whether to receive from whom and block unknown/unwanted IM's

    2- Hiding phone number, email id, birthday and photo from unknown people

    3- two step verification login

    4- better recovery options for account-chat-contacts in case of hack or device lost

    Please review and apply these suggestions for a better user safety and it will also help you in increasing your business.

    Rest it is your wish.

    Skype is lacking alot of security measures and thus people are…

    8 votes
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  9. Make Skype Profile Fully Private

    I want to see implemented in skype a function to make your profile fully private, i want people who are not in your contacts list to not be able to send you a message, i want that function because im tired to recieve messages from some russians every hour i block one anoher come and i will reealy love that function to be implemened in account privacy

    10 votes
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  10. Option to check on which devices you are logged in and disconnect them if needed !

    Option to check on which devices you are logged in and disconnect them if needed !

    10 votes
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  11. Protocol Specification

    Please release your protocol specification and allow others to implement that. Public audit is the best way to increase security/privacy of your customers (if it is important for you)

    7 votes
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  12. Please give choice to enable/disable auto-signin as latest version has the choice only for launch on startup.

    in earlier versions we could enable/disable auto-signin which is missing in latest version. This is very important from security perspective.

    16 votes
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  13. PRIVACY

    YOU MUST BE FORCED BY COURT TO OFFER A PAID VERSION WITHOUT ANY TRACKING, GADGETS, LINKS to Offers and ensured privacy with high penalty!!

    6 votes
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  14. restore options for history and privacy

    have options for history and privacy

    19 votes
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  15. Scurity? Automatically logging in???

    So although Skype 8 is inferior in any other aspect at least I read everywhere it was very secure. So I tried it and the surprise. Exiting Skype doesn't log you out - just by pressing the Skype icon again it logs automatically in. LMAO

    How is this more secure product that previous Skype versions?! It's not. I need to manually logoff every time and not only logoff but logoff and forget sign in details. LMAO

    6 votes
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  16. unknown

    SPAMMERS have started using a +000000 number that comes up "UNKNOWN PERSON". There is no way for me to block this type of call without limiting all incoming calls only to contacts. Please provide a way to block this type of call or at least send it directly to voicemail and not allow it to ring.

    8 votes
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  17. Button "sign out on other devices"

    This button should allow user to close all existing sessions on other devices. Just in case of comprometation.

    11 votes
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  18. We should be able to make ourselves invisible to certain persons. What if we are Active online so one persons knows were available, but d

    We should be able to make ourselves invisible to certain persons. What if we are Active online so one persons knows were available, but dont want others trying to contact us " because we are available "

    12 votes
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  19. need to be able to delete my history in desktop skype for Windows ... like earleir versions, you could delete history after 2 weeks etc.

    need to be able to delete my history in desktop skype for Windows 10... like earlier versions, you could delete history after 2 weeks etc.

    28 votes
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  20. Turn off last seen

    Please provide the option to turn off last seen. People should have the option to have privacy.

    52 votes
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