Surveillance Society: Skype is under watch in China
October 2nd, 2008

It is estimated that “30,000 or more ‘Internet police’ monitor online traffic, Web sites and blogs for political and other offending content […] in China. The “always-on panopticon” does have its draw-backs and Skype is the latest victim of State-sanctioned surveillance.  I am highlighting this article from the IHT to bring about awareness of the potential and real threats network-based technologies and services can pose to us.

“A group of Canadian human-rights activists and computer security researchers has discovered a huge surveillance system in China that monitors and archives certain Internet text conversations that include politically charged words.”

Surveillance of Skype messages found in China – International Herald Tribune


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