Saturday, July 04, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
U.S. In Running out Of IP Addresses
Uber Suspends UberPOP in France
Casio To Enter The Smartwatch Market
GELID Has A new Low-profile CPU Cooler for Intel LGA115x
Sharp Plans to Release Transparent LCDs
ARCHOS Unveils the ARCHOS 50d Helium
July 29 Won't Be The Day You'll Get Your Windows 10 Upgrade
Windows 7 Remains The Leading Operating System
Active Discussions
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 Home > News > General Computing > Microso...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Microsoft Fights Back Against Skype Censorship in China


Microsoft has made it harder to monitor calls and chats over its Skype phone service in China, a freedom of expression advocacy group said.

Skype on Monday ended a joint-venture with Hong Kong-based TOM Group and found a new partner in China. Skype's new partner is Guangming Founder (GMF), and the companies plan to deliver Skype across multiple platforms, including PCs and mobile devices.

"Skype.com is again redirecting users in China to websites controlled by Chinese companies," the advocacy group, GreatFire, said on Wednesday. "This time, however, all user calls, chats and login information are encrypted and being communicated directly to Microsoft via HTTPS. This is a complete about face for Microsoft from the Tom Skype era, when all information was processed by Tom and stored by Tom on servers located in China with absolutely no privacy controls in place."

The Skype-TOM partnership has come under criticism from rights groups for allowing censorship and surveillance.

Guangming Founder (GMF), a joint-venture of Beijing-based newspaper Guangming Daily and the Founder Group, is a Beijing technology conglomerate established by Peking University, according to the new GMF-Skype website.

Websites such as those of Facebook, Google's YouTube and Twitter are all blocked in China by what is known as the "Great Firewall".

In 2010, Google conducted a partial pull-out from China after it suffered a serious hacking episode that the company said had its roots in China.

In September, the Chinese government announced new measures against domestic Internet services who spread "rumors" online.

Skype's privacy protection have been under the spotlight even outside China.

The recent revelations, disclosed by Edward Snowden in his leaks of U.S. National Security Agency documents, included Skype in the list services that were used by NSA's PRISM program to monitor communications through America's Internet companies.




Previous
Next
Microsoft, Sony, Address Game Console Launch Issues        All News        Samsung May Add Eye Recognition Features To Future Devices
Xbox Video Launched     General Computing News      Google Voice Search App Released

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Skype for Web Available in the US and UK
Skype Real-time Translation Feature Now Broadly Available
EU court Says Sky Sounds Like Skype
Skype To Be Part Of Windows 10
Skype Gets Auto-translation Feature
Skype Translator Early Preview Online
Skype Qik Keeps You Engaged Between Calls
Latest Skype For Windows Phone Brings Cortana Integration
Microsoft Demos Real-time Translation For Skype
Group video Calls on Skype Now Free on Windows desktop, Xbox One and Macs
Skype for Outlook.com Now Globally Available
European Court Rejects Cisco's Challenge Of Microsoft-Skype Deal

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .