updated 03:55 pm EDT, Fri May 17, 2002
Some Hotmail users report that the Microsoft Network recently changed the default Personal Profile to allow Microsoft to share the respective email address -- at the company's discretion -- with other organizations and advertisers. Microsoft makes no note of the change, although it comes after other upgrades to the popular service. The Eastside Journal notes that the change is not limited to new subscribers, but affects current users as well. Marketing chief of Canadian Internet service provider Rogers Communications calls the move "outrageous."