Bruno Wolff III wrote:
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
> they exist.
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.
Delivered by black helicopters...
Bill Davidsen <davidsen(a)tmr.com>
"We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
the machinations of the wicked." - from Slashdot