tad001 writes "Predating the Microsoft acquisition, Skype was letting Big Brother listen in. The Washington Post reported earlier this month that the NSA has a 'User’s Guide for PRISM Skype Collection' that outlines how it can eavesdrop on any combination of Skype 'audio, video, chat, and file transfers.' as reported here in the Daily Mail. Also here in the New York Times. Does anyone believe that there is a place the the government has not data mined yet?"