Official: Microsoft buys Skype for $8.5bn • The Register

given the complete absence of any business case for this acquisition, I am minded to cynicism.

One of commenters on this story suggests they might want it for access to their encryption “or perhaps the NSA do”. That may not be that far fetched. We know that the various security services have expressed concerns at their inability to eavesdrop Skype calls. Perhaps they figure if a friendly co-operative new owner can let them look under the hood..


About Harry Stottle
Refugee from the Stumbleupon Blogicide of October 2011 Here you will find my "kneejerk" responses to the world and what I happen to bump into. For my more detailed considerations and proposals, please visit my website or my previous main blogging site.

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