Is eBay getting into the list business?

After reading this article about eBay’s purchase of Skype, I beg the questions…is eBay really intending on selling Skype account details to junk callers? Does this mean they have sold eBay account information in the past?

eBay has a ton of information on people’s buying habits, but I alway assumed than any product suggestions made within the eBay system were intended for that system only. While it seems like an interesting model, selling account information, along with buying habits/history to merchants, how long would eBay think it would take before people just get plain pissed off at all the ringing going on from their computers?

Someone please tell me this isn’t so.