Law enforcement agencies will listen to Skype

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23.07.12.Servis began to cooperate fully with law enforcement, as it is technically and legally possible.

Microsoft may allow users to listen to conversations secret service Skype, as well as providing access to their personal correspondence, following the "new" policy of full cooperation with law enforcement authorities.

Note that since the video service Skype was a serious barrier to the law enforcement authorities to conduct surveillance. Using different encryption algorithms for several years Skype has been one of the few services that interception which was almost impossible. But in the spring of this year the network began to appear reports that Microsoft is remaking architecture Skype, changes which will allow law enforcement agencies to "connect" to the talk of service users. At the same time, Microsoft stated that the proposed changes to the program are ordinary modifications of the product and there is no indication that the administration is trying to develop a service backdoors for the government "wiretapping."

Recall that in May of last year, Microsoft has patented technology "legal intervention", which allows law enforcement faceted "connect" to the conversations of people in the various VoIP-services, as well as "capture" the transmitted content without the knowledge of the users. On the question of whether the new technology is used in the service of Skype, the developers have not responded.

According to the resource Slate, the owner changed the privacy policies of Skype, the norms of which the creators looked through willingness to cooperate with law enforcement agencies as close as it is possible from a legal and technical point of view.

In accordance with paragraph 3 of the Privacy Policy Skype, the service and its partners can provide the personal data, the content of calls and / or data traffic users in response to a lawful request of the judicial authorities or law enforcement. Besides instant messages sent to the user will be stored for 30 days, unless a different date is not demanded by the representatives of the state authorities.

Source: securitylab.ru

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