Thursday, 19 February 2009

Skype and interception of communications

Skype does not allow for easy wiretapping of conversations. Anyone can imagine the potential for criminals, but also, on the good side, for dissidents. However, I don't think the loophole will remain for long; somebody somewhere will invent a good wiretapping device , if it has not already be done in China for example, as the article below suggests.

"Italian Cops Complain That They Can't Listen In On Skype" (TechDirt, 18 February 2009)

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