A research firm recently revealed that eBay and TOM are colluding with the Chinese government to spy on users of Skype. Together they monitored user’s text chats and stored those containing politically sensitive topics like freedom, democracy, Tibet, opposition to the communist party and Falun Gong. They also track voice call participants. Presumably they turned this data over to the government and it’s impossible to track how that data has been used. I have to say that if this is true, and it seems to be, that once again one cannot trust private companies with your security, let alone states, which I gave up on years ago. Go open source, adopt trust networks, tunnel into private encrypted corners of the ‘Net but don’t trust the Man.
Read more at Michael Robertson’s blog.