Freshly Exhumed writes: Only a short while ago, Slashdot discussed how Microsoft Reads Your Skype Chat Messages, yet now the New York Times has revealed from documents released by Snowden that Skype, under previous owner eBay, had established Project Chess, allegedly set up to ease access for US law enforcement agencies, was joined with PRISM on Feb. 6, 2011, eight months before the Microsoft buyout. As The Guardian notes: 'Skype denied reports that it had changed its software following the Microsoft acquisition in order to allow law enforcement easier access to communications. "Nothing could be more contrary to the Skype philosophy," Mark Gillett, vice president of Microsoft's Skype division, said in a blog post.'
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