Microsoft blocks censorship of Skype in China


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So they make it harder for the Chinese government while at the same time giving the keys to the kingdom to the US government...

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Nice job, there are those lunatics that is knocking on doors of Japan, China Communist party , and their totalitarian system.

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Good job for Microsoft to take this on. Too bad they don't do the same with the NSA.

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Since they're in bed with the NSA in the U.S., they're trying to save their image by taking a hard-line stance in a country where they're not as major a player. Good try. Still a disappointment overall.

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The Chinese government will not put up with this (free speech and speech free from monitoring) for too long. Expect a conflict between MS and China in a similar way as the conflict between Google and China.

If there is not conflict, then the encryption probably does not work, e.g., GMF is still doing what TOM-MS did or the encryption is already broken by the Chinese government so that they will allow this service.

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Great Firewall, OMG that is so funny.

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Good Job, time China started learning it does not run the world.

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$Microsoft soon to be replaced by Linux systems even Ubuntu! Fewer folks falling victim now to $Microsofts product churning with annual 'model changes'. Open Source now coming into its own, many government and business systems writing their own custom tailored, and very fast and effective software now.

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The wording was confusing in the article. "Censorship restrictions removed" sounds like restrictions were removed on being able to apply censorship, except the meaning was the opposite of that.

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Ya don't see people complaining about this, despite basically what the NSA does, because it's legal in China.

So the key here is to make it legal, then people will just treat it as simply c'est la vie.

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So they make it harder for the Chinese government while at the same time giving the keys to the kingdom to the US government...

There was an article over the weekend in D.C. about how Microsoft was hardening the encryption used on their servers in order to PREVENT future access by the NSA.

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