News & Announcements

Project Chess spied on you long before Microsoft acquired Skype

Long before Edward Snowden told us about a govt privacy-abusing spy operation called PRISM or Prism, Skype had its own collaborative project with the govt that was code-named Project Chess.

That was going on while Skype executives were denying any such activity was taken place.

According to a New York Times report, Skype began looking at “the legal and technical issues in making Skype calls readily available to intelligence agencies and law enforcement official.” That was five years ago. Long before Microsoft acquired Skype.

Related Post:  Setting Up A VPN Server In 5 Minutes With Docker

The scratch-my-back-I-scratch-your-back relationship between Microsoft and government spy agencies is an open secret, but Skype? I’m referring to Skype before Steve Ballmer’s outfit acquired it. See why you just can’t trust proprietary software.

Like PRISM, very few people other than a handful of Skype executives, will be reading about Project Chess if not for the documents that Edward Snowden released to the Guardian, which has also written about Project Chess here.

Related Post:  Install Godot game engine on Fedora or Ubuntu

Thankfully, we can communicate without Skype and other proprietary applications that do not respect our privacy. See Free Software alternatives to help you outwit PRISM for a list of options.

Subscribe to LinuxBSDos.com

Subscribe to receive the latest articles in your Inbox

Trust me, you'll not be spammed...

Please share:
Tags:

We Recommend These Vendors and Free Offers

Google has got competition, because Presearch is building a blockchain-based search engine controlled by the community. At $0.15 a token, you can participation in Lot 3 of the token sale by clicking here

Open Money is building a solution that will run mainstream software on blockchain tech. Click here to get free tokens that will be the digital currency of the platform

COMSA allows centralized businesses to adopt blockchain technology. The token sale starts soon! Sign up for free by clicking here

Register now for Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Con 2018, international conference on blockchain technnology in Dallas, TX (USA), Feb. 23-24, 2018. Students can register at a 50% discount.

Launch an SSD VPS in Europe, USA, Asia & Australia on Vultr's KVM-based Cloud platform starting at $5:00/month (15 GB SSD, 768 MB of RAM).


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*