Your Conversations on Skype are not private, Amnesty International

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The FINANCIAL — Many of us depend on Skype to share precious moments with family, catch up with friends, or plan work with colleagues on the other side of the world. But our intimate Skype conversations are not as private as we think.

According to Amnesty International, governments can spy on us, and criminals can hack our personal data.  Human rights defenders and journalists around the world are particularly at risk from unlawful government surveillance when they use Skype.

Even though it’s made by Microsoft, one of the world’s biggest tech companies, Skype still doesn’t have end-to-end encryption, which is the one of the best ways to protect our calls and messages from prying eyes.

Lots of other popular messaging services, including WhatsApp and Apple Facetime, have end-to-end encryption – so why not Skype?

 

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