Liat Clark reports:
Video chat provider Skype has refused to deny that wiretaps can now be used to infiltrate its hosted conversations, according to a news report.
After repeatedly putting the question to Skype representatives, a Slate reporter’s inquiries were met with the vague response: “[Skype] co-operates with law enforcement agencies as much as is legally and technically possible.” The problem is, it looks as though interception is now a legal and technical possiblity.
Skype’s latest statement has raised a few eyebrows because it is so markedly different from the company’s previous public declarations that because of its “peer-to-peer architecture and encryption techniques,” wiretapping would be impossible.
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