Jul 242009
 July 24, 2009  Posted by  Govt, Non-U.S., Online, Surveillance

Russia’s most powerful business lobby moved to clamp down on Skype and its peers this week, telling lawmakers that the Internet phone services are a threat to Russian businesses and to national security.

In partnership with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s political party, the lobby created a working group to draft legal safeguards against what they said were the risks of Skype and other Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone services.

Read more from Reuters on MSNBC.com

Thanks to the crew at the Jeff Farias Show for sending this link.

And who knows? Maybe as part of rebooting the relationship with Russia, our government will show them how to swoop up all communications.

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