Skype attempts to whitewash wiretap concerns with improved battery life and cloud services

In 2008, Skype said it didn’t have the ability to help the government wiretap calls. The reason: the company’s technology relied on peer-to-peer networks rather than servers under its control. Over the past few years, though, that has started to change, with Skype moving to a new cloud infrastructure which relies more and more on the company’s own servers to do the heavy lifting. There’s no question that opens up new possibilities for Skype, and that’s what the company is highlighting today.

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