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[liberationtech] Skype redux

Nadim Kobeissi nadim at nadim.cc
Sat Dec 22 02:08:51 PST 2012


On Sat, Dec 22, 2012 at 11:58 AM, Jacob Appelbaum <jacob at appelbaum.net>wrote:

>
> Perhaps it would be worth an open letter?
>
>
This sounds like a great idea. I'm sure the EFF and many others would be on
board. There's no shortage of organizations that have gone hoarse warning
against Skype.


> All the best,
> Jake
>
> > Regards,
> >
> > Chris
> >
> > On Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 2:49 AM, Jacob Appelbaum <jacob at appelbaum.net
> >wrote:
> >
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> In light of the recent thread on journalism, I wanted to share this link
> >> about Skype:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> https://en.greatfire.org/blog/2012/dec/china-listening-skype-microsoft-assumes-you-approve
> >>
> >> "With 250 million monthly connected users, Skype is one of the most
> >> popular services for making phone calls as well as chatting over the
> >> Internet. If you have friends, family or business contacts abroad,
> >> chances are you are using Skype to keep in contact. Having said that,
> >> you are probably not aware that all your phone calls and text chats can
> >> be monitored by the censorship authorities in China. And if you are
> >> aware, chances are that you do not consent to such surveillence.
> >> Microsoft, however, assumes that you do consent, as expressed in their
> >> Privacy Policy:
> >>
> >> "Skype, Skype's local partner, or the operator or company facilitating
> >> your communication may provide personal data, communications content
> >> and/or traffic data to an appropriate judicial, law enforcement or
> >> government authority lawfully requesting such information. Skype will
> >> provide reasonable assistance and information to fulfill this request
> >> and you hereby consent to such disclosure.
> >>
> >> All the best,
> >> Jacob
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