There’s an interesting article on the Asterisk VoIP News site. It appears as though the German government has been discussing the use of a “Skype Capture Unit” made by DigiTask. A trojan horse-style piece of software, it sits on your PC and sends copies of your Skype conversations to a remote server.

In principle, I have no problem with this – in fact, to a degree, I welcome it. It brings Skype back to the realms of telephones in terms of law enforcement and contrary to Big Brother theorists, despite even my own somewhat dubious police experiences at times, I do believe that this is a good thing and that the law enforcement agencies are, in general, trying to Do the Right Thing.

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