Computers - Software Hardware : Did Skype Give a Private Company Data on Teen WikiLeaks Supporter Without a Warrant?

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  1. Gorilla

    Gorilla Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Full Article: http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2012/11/09/skype_gave_data_on_a_teen_wikileaks_supporter_to_a_private_company_without.html

    This is an interesting intersection between privacy, law enforcement, and private intelligence services firms.

    A few more interesting recent developments with skype:

    Microsoft has applied for a patent on "Legal Intercept", which isn't surprising since they're probably classified as a telecom (http://appft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=/netahtml/PTO/search-adv.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&d=PG01&p=1&S1=20110153809&OS=20110153809&RS=20110153809).

    Skype is set to replace Windows Live / MSN Chat service (possible plans with enterprise products like Lync): http://gigaom.com/2012/11/06/a-skype-in-microsofts-clothing/

    A Skype in Microsoft’s clothing

    <p>Microsoft today announced that it is transitioning over 100 million of Windows Live Messenger users to Skype. It is the latest sign of Microsoft-izat...
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    Nothing seems to private anymore. Only time will tell what will happen after Skype is replaced by Windows Live Chat. Due care and dilligence must used on the Internet.