Government Skype surveillance "may be a good thing"

John C. Dvorak, on why Skype backdoors allowing government spying on users is "not a bad thing":

I would not be surprised if one of the reasons why Microsoft bought Skype was to outfit the product with backdoor access for the US government's top eavesdropping agency, the National Security Agency.

This may be a good thing … Hopefully, Microsoft is in bed with various governments to allow them to listen in on our calls. This sounds crazy, but no. It would be an ironic twist, but if it were the case, Microsoft would be required to keep the quality high so everyone doesn't bail out and go elsewhere.

A wacky theory, but it does make sense.

What's Up With Skype? [PC Mag via Popehat. Photo: Shutterstock]