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MassPrivateI – Skype’s Secret “Project Chess” Program Let The NSA Spy On Customers – 21 June 2013

Skype set up a secret program to make it easier for US surveillance agencies to access customers’ information.

The program, called Project Chess and first revealed by the New York Times on Thursday, was said to have been established before Skype was bought by Microsoft in 2011. Microsoft’s links with US security are under intense scrutiny following the Guardian’s revelation of Prism, a surveillance program run by the National Security Agency (NSA), that claimed “direct” access to its servers and those of rivals including Apple, Facebook and Google.
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