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Microsoft patents spy tech for Skype

Jaikumar Vijayan | June 28, 2011
'Legal Intercept' will allow it to silently record VoIP communications.

The company "aims to incorporate tracking technologies for its Skype services, as it aggressively expands its mobile advertising system across the world," Chester said. "Skype will likely soon have ad targeting and user profiling digit strings attached. This underscores the need for strong mobile and location privacy safeguards," he said.

A Microsoft spokesman said the company would not comment on the technology.


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