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Open Letter Seeks Skype Transparency

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January 25, 2013

A collection of privacy advocates, Internet activists, journalists and others have written an open letter asking for public disclosure of the privacy and security practices used by video communications service Skype, CNET News reports. The group—which includes the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Reporters Without Borders—is particularly concerned about government access to conversations, the report states. The letter asks Skype owner Microsoft to provide a “regularly updated Transparency Report.” Microsoft said it is reviewing the letter. Meanwhile, a newly introduced video-sharing service for Twitter experienced a privacy snag when it was discovered that users were logged in as the incorrect user. The service was temporarily taken down, and bugs have since been ironed out.
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