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NSA docs boast: Now we can wiretap Skype video calls

In 2008, Skype told CNET the service could not be wiretapped. Microsoft no longer stands by that claim, and a National Security Agency document shows analysts can eavesdrop on video calls. Originally posted at News – Politics and Law

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NSA docs boast: Now we can wiretap Skype video calls

In 2008, Skype told CNET the service could not be wiretapped. Microsoft no longer stands by that claim, and a National Security Agency document shows analysts can eavesdrop on video calls.

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Skype ditched peer-to-peer supernodes for scalability, not surveillance

Before Microsoft acquired Skype in 2011, the voice calling service was already ditching its “near impossible to wiretap” peer-to-peer model in favor of the cloud.

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Wiretap: Rumors of Ray Lane’s departure are greatly exaggerated

Valley buzz says Kleiner Perkins star is departing, but he says, ‘Not so.’ (14 hours ago)

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White House wants new copyright law crackdown

Obama administration asks Congress to make “illegal streaming” of audio or video a federal felony and says FBI agents should be able to wiretap suspected infringers. (12 hours ago)

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