Technology news website Ars Technica says it discovered that Microsoft may be snooping into those private messages being sent over Skype.
The tech website found that the Microsoft-owned service regularly scans messages for signs of fraud and then holds on to that information indefinitely. The site utilized the skills of security researcher Ashkan Soltani to look into just how secure Skype’s message service really is.
Soltani was able to show that Microsoft not only has the ability to look at plaintext sent from one Skype user to another, but the company also regularly utilizes its monitoring abilities.
“The problem right now is that there’s a mismatch between the privacy...