Microsoft ‘would like to’ give Skype codes to FSB.
If this is the official position, this is downright evil. If not, the head of the Russian Microsoft should go.
Most people like Skype because it’s cheap. In Russia, like other countries with an overzealous security service, Skype is seen as a necessary tool by human rights activists, who count on it being free of nosy eavesdroppers. Now that might all change, thanks to Microsoft, which bought Skype for $8.5 billion last month.
“I would like to do that,” Microsoft Russia head Nikolai Pryanishnikov told Interfax when asked if he would hand over Skype’s encryption code to the FSB. He said that no such talks, however, were currently underway.