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From the principal architect -- Skype / NSA - Dave Farber - com.listbox.v2.ip - MarkMail
Why Skype was changed from p2p to server-based. (NSA bribes for wiretaps might have helped too.)
skype  via:HackerNews  p2p  architecture 
june 2013 by mcherm
Skype’s Worthless Employee Stock Option Plan: Here’s Why They Did It
An explanation of skype plan to gype its employees out of their stock options. Claims that it amounts too fraud because the contract was misrepresented and incomprehensible.
startup  skype  fraud  law  contractlaw 
june 2011 by mcherm
NSA offering 'billions' for Skype eavesdrop solution • The Register
NSA may just pay Skype big money to be able to eavesdrop on Skype calls. Rumor has it NSA can hack it now (IF they get access to the data which travels P2P) but it's too much work; bribery may be cheaper.
security  surveillance  via:BruceSchneier  TheRegister  skype  nsa  encryption 
march 2009 by mcherm
Compressed web phone calls are easy to bug - tech - 12 June 2008 - New Scientist Tech
Compress a phone call, then encrypt it. An attacker can just check packet size and partially determine what was said, because (1) the data is real-time, and (2) certain letter sounds compress more than others.
security  via:boingboing  encryption  hacking  phone  cryptography  skype  privacy 
june 2008 by mcherm

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