Skype denies wiretapping claims2012.07.30 09:03 by Daniela
Keywords: Skype, security
Skype and Microsoft recently came under fire for not providing users with clarity as to whether the video chat service could be used by law enforcement for wiretapping of conversations.
Skype returned fire with a blog post by Mark Gillett, the company's chief operating officer. He said said his engineers changed the VoIP service's architecture to include "mega-supernodes" in the cloud back in 2010, a move to improve reliability rather than set up a set of hubs where user data might be more easily collected and passed onto cops, spooks and g-men:
The FBI have long complained that criminals, paedophiles and terrorists found refuge on Skype. Police using traditional wiretap technology became fed up with hearing jihadis or gang members cutting short phone calls and proposing to continue on Skype.
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