by Simon Black, Sovereign Man :
Government surveillance of civilian communications has been going on since they could intercept couriers delivering messages on foot. However, in today’s digital age it’s even easier for governments to obtain your conversation as service providers are becoming more compliant to these high power entities. The Washington Post reports Skype’s new policy to hand over any of your communication records at the request of Big Brother:
Skype, the online phone service long favored by political dissidents, criminals and others eager to communicate beyond the reach of governments, has expanded its cooperation with law enforcement authorities to make online chats and other user information available to police, said industry and government officials familiar with the changes.