SKYPE: NEW TECHNOLOGY TO RECORD CONVERSATIONS

New eavesdropping technology could allow government agencies to ‘silently record’ conversations on Internet chat services like Skype.

Until now, so called voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) services have been difficult to tap into, because of the way they send information over the web. The services convert analogue audio signals into digital data packets, which are then sent in a way that is costly and complex for third parties to intercept, the ‘Daily Mail’ reported.But now a California businessman has obtained a patent for a ‘legal intercept’ technology he said “would allow governments to “silently record” VoIP communications”.

22.11.2012

Source: Ndtv.com