Microsoft Mum On Skype Surveillance As Privacy Advocates Call For Transparency

Privacy advocates are calling on Microsoft to disclose whether — and how often — governments are snooping on Skype users, a move that comes as the software giant integrates the popular video and voice messaging program with its Office productivity suite.In an open letter released Thursday, groups including the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Reporters Without Borders ask Microsoft to reveal whether law enforcement can eavesdrop on calls among Skype’s 250 million monthly users worldwide.

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