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Skype launches end-to-end encryption for calls and texts

     
10:58 pm on Aug 20, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Skype launches end-to-end encryption for calls and texts [engadget.com]
After months of work, Skype's Private Conversations are now a practical reality. Users on Android, iOS and desktop platforms can now switch on end-to-end encryption for both calls and text chats.


It's not on by default and you have to enable it on every device, but it's better than nothing if you have to use Skype.
11:46 pm on Aug 20, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I like the encryption feature, but isn't Skype a bit archaic? I've actually never used it.

Video calling on mobile has been around a few years now. I can easily pair with my computer monitor or my TV and get a larger picture if needed.
1:28 am on Aug 21, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Before the Microsoft days you could set Skype to communicate directly P2P. It wasn't necessarily secure, but at least it wasn't routed through their servers where everything could be monitored.

If you have Office365, especially Enterprise edition, Skype is baked into everything. Hard to avoid it especially if that's all your company lets you use. It's not an awful client if need something like that.
 

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