Skype Instant Messaging in China is Censored, Spied Upon

The Chinese version of Skype contains spyware that searches for blacklisted words and phrases, blocks instant messages that contain them, copies them to servers and captures the rest of IM chats that have been flagged in this way, according to researchers.This is all done without being disclosed to customers by the Chinese wireless Internet provider TOM Online that distributes the TOM-Skype software client.

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