Report: Skype gives authorities better access to user info
Privacy advocates cry foul
- Duration 4:17
- Date Jul 26, 2012
Privacy advocates cry foul
Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
The web based phone service Skype is reportedly working -- law enforcement officials to give them better access to user information.
That's -- the reporting of the Washington Post newspaper political.
Protesters drug lords and other reportedly.
Prefer Skype over standard phone lines because it's harder for governments to spy on their service.
Officials at -- have reportedly changed its coding.
To give authorities with legal -- better access to user -- and credit card numbers.
Privacy advocates say this will help police abuse the system would think the panel former prosecutor Fox's legal analyst Arthur -- dollars here.
As -- the criminal defense attorney Randy zealots so they can get the issue which -- -- So this is really been a problem the FBI because they he is the one area they can't get into it would be referred to -- going dark.
And now that you won't tell you -- but they're happy about this.
What they say publicly if they follow it.
I could live with -- -- -- anything they want obtain requires review and approval by a court.
And quote it is only used in national security matters and to combat the most serious crimes.
Now if I knew that that last sentence was -- fact.
That is only only -- -- national security not whether somebody with underage what.
And it was only the most extreme circumstances.
Well then if this is a crime fighting tool that's gonna save another September 11.
I can live with if they're gonna be able to see everything we do when they want to whatever whim that I'm.
-- -- He ends never justify the means when it comes to.
Our right to privacy he expectation of privacy which I wouldn't wish would.
I would submit is even heightened when it comes to Skype that's what Skype is known for want to have a private conversation.
I'll see once Skype.
But this country was built on our right to be left alone.
To pursue all the good stuff and just because the government claims were doing it to fight crime or -- -- just put a -- and everybody's house and everybody's.
-- -- -- everybody's building you're right that's not really do things in -- we have a system of -- invalid no go get a search -- have a neutral magistrate determine whether or not it's more likely that a crime was -- but they don't do you think what they're saying that they're going to get these types of why -- you and -- -- -- not that's not -- what you say is it sounds great and I agree with -- -- degree -- But we give up our privacy at all the time we walk through the years.
It's fairly new it's fairly -- that there are drones -- up over our heads -- in our mail there and anything they want basically -- -- they want.
The cut the companies are corporate America is launched.
It's that you -- and nobody seems distressed about it at all all of these people who so concerned about the government's too big.
And yet they are all up in -- -- well the truth I don't know I don't understand why they're upset about one thing and you're not upset about another I don't get it.
Every time Randy and I -- in court is -- defense attorneys were always filing motions fighting against these were always -- motions and know the cop show a little break out the door pick -- should've been able to have these wiretaps that god should be able to read these emails so on a daily basis there are people fighting it but I will tell you the -- fighting against us.
It's a lot stronger -- and they are winning.
It's not gonna stop until people to -- we get angry about it people are angry about.
They don't care what does -- it's clear they don't care it's not reflected in the on the male I don't have thought wouldn't it make you got the airport but not the only joke the -- -- did did okay.
It -- of the airport.
He was angry and that's what he.
That was your former pro he was found not guilty what what's going to -- -- stop -- the defense bar taking cases to the end judges stopping and saying.
The ends don't justify the means because it always comes back to walk a hundred guilty people can go free if the government doesn't do -- -- supposed to.
One innocent guy one innocent girl can't we all have to step up to plate -- -- -- -- off.
Nobody's doing that nobody's done that since this these privacy concerns that sort of happened nobody's nobody is that -- -- nobody cares nothing about schedule that would -- ends up in their house -- -- -- The thing about executive there was the G -- recommended the service for online forum and that's what started the whole thing.
Hope they don't recommend that the government since Monday which are home to live with us because I feel like it's -- That's the direction this --