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Chinese snoop on Skype, but are they alone? Uses keyword like Democracy

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posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 09:19 AM
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Chinese snoop on Skype, but are they alone? Uses keyword like Democracy


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NEW YORK - A Canadian researcher has discovered that a Chinese version of eBay Inc.'s Skype communications software snoops on text chats that contain certain keywords, including "democracy."

The revelation is not only of interest to rights groups that monitor Internet censorship. The discovery also likely intrigues law enforcement and intelligence agencies in other countries, because they have been bothered by the growing use of Skype, which claims 338 million users across the world.
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posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 09:19 AM
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It is unclear what other countries are doing the same thing, but Ill bet that the NSA has the ability as well. One has to wonder why the Chinese even bother. Companies like Google et al are all to happy to already censor searches and the like so they have pretty firm controll over the media right now.

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