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Skype - What's The Score?

Skype has been around for years, and is widely used for "phone calls" from your computer, and  was purchased a couple of years ago by Microsoft. Skype can also be used as an Instant Message (IM) client, like MSN Messenger. Funnily enough, Microsoft just announced that MSN Messenger is going away in March of this year, and points users to Skype as an alternative. Sounds fine so far, maybe mildly inconvenient for some. However, there has been a bit of concern lately among privacy advocates that Microsoft is not being as forthcoming as they would like about the possibility of 3rd parties (big brother?) being able to "listen in"on Skype calls (and presumably IM traffic). Talk of backdoors and the like...TheRegister




[caption id="attachment_6289" align="aligncenter" width="400"]Messenger 1999-2013 Messenger 1999-2013[/caption]

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