Skype Must Be More Transparent, Says Activists And Advocacy Groups

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http://techcrunch.com – A roster of privacy advocates, Internet activists, journalists and other organizations have issued an open letter to Microsoft, calling on it to issue regular transparency reports about the release of Skype user information to third parties. The letter was addressed to Skype division president Tony Bates, Microsoft chief privacy officer Brendon Lynch and Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith and signed by groups including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Reporters Without Borders and GreatFire.org. In the letter they said: Skype is a voice, video and chat communications platform with over 60 (IT news)