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Skype Makes Chat Data More Available To Police

July 27, 2012  | 

Skype, the online phone service long favored by political dissidents, criminals and others eager to communicate beyond the reach of governments, has expanded its cooperation with law enforcement authorities to make online chats and other user information available to police, said industry and government officials familiar with the changes.

Surveillance of the audio and video feeds remains impractical—even when courts issue warrants, say industry officials with direct knowledge of the matter. But that barrier could eventually vanish as Skype becomes one of the world’s most popular forms of telecommunication.

Read the full Washington Post story.


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Lead Farmer @ 7/30/2012 10:01 PM

I am all for making a cops job easier and giving them the tools to do it, but not at the expense of my freedom and privacy. I don't have anything to hide but I still won't use services that track or allow unfettered access to my personal communications so I guess I won't be using Skype again.

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