Microsoft asked to open up over privacy of data shared via Skype
London: Software giant Microsoft has been urged by campaigners to disclose details of the confidentiality of data shared over the Internet communications service Skype.
The signatories of a letter, which including the campaign group Reporters Without Borders, asked the firm to reveal what information is stored and to what extent governments try to access it.
The letter stressed the importance of Skype as a communication tool, saying that the 600 million people worldwide rely on it for voice, video and chat messaging, the Telegraph reports.
It said that many of these people rely on Skype for secure communication, "whether they are activists operating in countries governed by authoritarian regimes, journalists communicating with sensitive sources, or users who wish to talk privately in confidence with business associates, family, or friends."
These users, and those who advise them, the letter says, "face of persistently unclear and confusing statements about the confidentiality of Skype conversations, and in particular the access that governments and other third parties have to Skype user data and communications, the letter added
According to the paper, Microsoft, which took control of Skype in May 2011, released a statement, saying `it is reviewing the letter`.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- What Muslims think about Ram Mandir issue?
- Anti-Romeo squad launched: Has moral policing started in UP?
- London terrorist attack leaves five dead, including police officer
- Martyrs' Day: Nation remembers Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru for their sacrifice
- Do not put unnecessary pressure on police: PM Modi tells UP BJP MPs
- Hukumdev Narain Yadav to be new Vice-President of India?
- 400 Trinamool Congress members including many TMC stalwarts join BJP in Tripura
- Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru were hanged on 23 March 1931 – This is how PM Modi paid tribute today
- Unable to meet educational expenses, Muslim girl writes to PM Narendra Modi – Know what happened next
- Yogi Adityanath took THESE 20 big actions in just 75 hours after becoming UP CM