On Sat, Aug 29, 2009 at 16:13:39 -0400,
"Ryan B. Lynch" <ryan.b.lynch(a)gmail.com> wrote:
But either way, those call records could certainly be obtained via court
order, in a criminal investigation, or even just a civil lawsuit, if
Not in the US. Some high level government spook would talk to the CEO
of Skype (or EBay if they are still owned by them) and ask them to
cooperate in comabtting terrorism. And if the CEO hestiated, they would
point to what happened to the CEO of QWest who didn't roll over when
he was asked to. (e.g QWest lost of a lot of dollars worth of government
contracts and the CEO was investigated and convicted of insider trading.
And insider trading is something that happens a lot and seems to be only
prosecuted in extreme cases and/or when someone wants to make an example of
I am about 95% certain that the US goverment gets copies of all skype
call records in near real time.