Microsoft Skype Heavily Used for Surveillance by British Government/Police/Secret Services

Posted in Microsoft at 11:29 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Skype is a spy… in your webcam, your pocket, your files, and beyond

Dark secrets

Summary: Skype information/data accessed very heavily by unaccountable authorities of power in the UK

Microsoft Skype is spyware, not just to authorities but also to peers. It was designed this way, especially after some modifications by Microsoft and the extent of the spying is vast. According to this article, the UK stands out:

UK law enforcement bodies made more requests for Skype data than authorities from any other nation including the US in 2012, according to a new report published by Microsoft.

Use a SIP client like Ekiga or Linphone for Android. These are not subjected to the same treatment and they work well.

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