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Originally posted by ipsedixit
Just today on Yahoo Canada I learned that Skype has been informed that it's Chinese partner has modified part of it's computer code to enable it to monitor the messages of Skype users in China.
NEW YORK — — Skype, eBay Inc.'s [EBAY-Q]Web communications unit, admitted Thursday that TOM-Skype, its China venture with TOM Online Inc., had been monitoring and storing some of its users' text messages without Skype's knowledge.
Skype apologized after a report revealed that the Web service monitors text chats with politically sensitive keywords and stores them along with millions of personal user records on computers that could be easily accessed by anybody — including the Chinese government.
Jennifer Caukin, a spokeswoman for Skype, minority owner of TOM-Skype, admitted to the privacy breach in the servers and said it had now been fixed.