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posted by Fnord666 on Friday January 12, @04:41PM   Printer-friendly
from the in-band-signaling dept.

Skype finally getting end-to-end encryption

Since its inception, Skype has been notable for its secretive, proprietary algorithm. It's also long had a complicated relationship with encryption: encryption is used by the Skype protocol, but the service has never been clear exactly how that encryption was implemented or exactly which privacy and security features it offers.

That changes today in a big way. The newest Skype preview now supports the Signal protocol: the end-to-end encrypted protocol already used by WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Google Allo, and, of course, Signal. Skype Private Conversations will support text, audio calls, and file transfers, with end-to-end encryption that Microsoft, Signal, and, it's believed, law enforcement agencies cannot eavesdrop on.

Presently, Private Conversations are only available in the Insider builds of Skype.

Also at The Register, The Verge, and Wired.


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  • (Score: 2) by legont on Friday January 12, @07:23PM

    by legont (4179) on Friday January 12, @07:23PM (#621500)

    I beg to differ - Karl Marx predicted it all.

    Even more... capitalists would give up all the money? Check; done by Nixon. Capitalists would give up all their factories? In progress - central banks are buying and everybody wants more of it. Workers own the factories? In progress as companie's managers will be the only workers and robots would do the rest.

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