New tech can allow governments to hear conversations on Skype
In response the increasing popularity, the UK, US and other countries have sought to compel VoIP providers to install technology that would allow 'lawful interception' of conversations.
The patent filed by Chang's company marks just one entrant into a battle to capitalise on this race to provide the next generation of online surveillance technology.
Originally filed in 2007, it was followed two years later by a similar patent by Microsoft - owner of Skype – to 'silently copy communication transmitted via the communication session'.
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