TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,676 Reviews & Articles | 36,072 News Posts
Weekly Giveaway: Fractal Design Arc Cases Contest (Global Entry!)

ReportTT: Skype's Project Chess investigated legal and technical issues with making Skype calls readily available to government

Report: Skype had secret project to investigate technical and legal issues with making calls readily available

| Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Jun 21, 2013 12:03 am

More and more continues to surface regarding the NSA and its spying programs. Now the New York Times has reported that Skype worked on a secret project roughly five years ago and involved fewer than a dozen Skype employees. Project Chess, as it's called, was started to investigate the legal and technical issues with making Skype calls readily available to the government.

 

TweakTown image news/3/1/31202_1_reporttt_skype_s_project_chess_investigated_legal_and_technical_issues_with_making_skype_calls_readily_available_to_government.jpg

 

Many believed that changes instituted by Microsoft were to make it easier to snoop on calls. Thanks to the leaked Prism documents, it's known that Skype had joined back on February 6, 2011. According to the report, Microsoft officials will no longer affirm that Skype calls cannot be wiretapped.

 

There's still a lot we don't know about NSA spying and Prism, though it's starting to become abundantly clear that all digital communications could be tapped by government agencies fairly easily.

NEWS SOURCE
Nytimes.com

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Business, Financial & Legal news at our Business, Financial & Legal news index page.

Do you get our news RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this news

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

Latest Downloads

View More Latest Downloads

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Did EA kill the Battlefield franchise with the terrible BF4 issues?

Yes, Battlefield is doomed

No, Battlefield will live on strong

I'm not sure, but I know EA needs to improve its game

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
Get TweakTown updates via Facebook!
Just click the "Like" button below