My Dog Skype
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My Dog Skype

Do you use Skype? Are you…in China right now? Oh, good. Because researchers at University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab revealed yesterday in a report [PDF] that chat messages sent over Skype’s Chinese service, TOM-Skype, were being actively monitored, censored (for keywords like “democracy,” hah), and stored on publicly-accessible servers, where the Citizen Lab researchers got their hands on them. Skype said today that they were “extremely concerned” about the practice, and had no knowledge it was going on. Stay classy, China! [via Boing Boing]