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Skype supernode switch for stable scaling not Project Chess NSA spying

Skype supernode switch for stable scaling not Project Chess NSA spying

Skype's own hunt for stability, not clandestine aims for call tapping, forced the significant infrastructure changes that led to speculation Microsoft and the NSA were spying on VoIP, the company's principle architect has insisted. Matthew Kaufman, now a Microsoft employee following the VoIP company's acquisition, took to the IP mailing list to address concerns of NSA monitoring collaboration and the so-called "Project Chess" that was revealed earlier this month.

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Skype lawsuit alleges Supernode tech impinges patent

Skype lawsuit alleges Supernode tech impinges patent

Skype blamed its supernodes for the VoIP network's downtime last week, and it seems the P2P technology is also to blame for a new patent infringement lawsuit filed against the company. Gradient Enterprises claims Skype is stomping all over its "Method for Detecting, Reporting and Responding to Network Node-Level Events and a System Thereof" patent, granted back in February 2010, without coughing up the necessary licensing fees

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Skype struggles back online as Supernodes issue continues

Skype struggles back online as Supernodes issue continues

Skype has announced that around 30-percent of its regular user-base is now able to connect to the VoIP and video conferencing service, after downtime issues that began yesterday. According to the Skype blog, a software issue affected the connectivity status of the "supernodes" the service uses to route calls between users; although enterprise functionality is working normally, the company can give no estimate as to how long regular users will be without the service.

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Skype snipes back at security change claims

Skype snipes back at security change claims

Skype has hit back at allegations that it has opened up greater access of its instant messaging systems to law enforcement authorities, insisting that nothing has changed post-Microsoft acquisition. Concerns over Skype's transparency around monitoring and backdoor access surfaced earlier this week, when the company refused to comment on specific wiretap provisions; however, the truth is that you're no more likely to be monitored now - and in no greater depth - than you were before, Mark Gillett, Chief Development and Operations Officer at the company, explains on the official Skype blog.

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Microsoft unlocked Skype chat backdoor tip insiders

Microsoft unlocked Skype chat backdoor tip insiders

Skype used a huge behind-the-scenes change in VoIP service architecture to add messaging monitoring systems, insiders claim, following Microsoft's acquisition of the company in 2011. According to the industry officials speaking to the Washington Post, the installation of server-based supernodes - hubs through which Skype traffic is routed to improve uptime and reliability as the service gains traction - has had the side-effect of making instant messaging conversations more easily tracked, much to the delight of the FBI and other law-enforcement organizations.

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Skype sets 27m online users record

Skype sets 27m online users record

Skype's official statistics have confirmed that it set a new record for simultaneous users of its VoIP service, with over 27 million online in the past seven days. In fact, both the 26m and 27m records were broken in short succession in the past few days; Skype is yet to comment officially on the numbers - they're perhaps waiting for the 30m mark, which would be rounder and more press release friendly - but the breakthrough comes in the wake of video-capable iOS apps and new group calling functionality.

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Skype back to 90% core functionality; offers free calltime [Video]

Skype back to 90% core functionality; offers free calltime [Video]

Skype's ongoing connection issues continue to work their way to full functionality, with the VoIP and video conferencing service now claiming to have 90-percent of their normal users back online. So far, the company has prioritized audio, video and IM; online IM and group video calling are going to take a little longer to resurface. Skype has said it does not believe the issue was caused by a malicious attack, and is offering users free call time to make up for the service failure.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 1 2011

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 1 2011

Welcome to the first Week in Review of 2011! I hope your hangover is gone and you had a good time this weekend! Last week was an eventful one leading up to CES 2011 kicking off this month and lots of cool stuff turned up. A British DJ created a cool set of records that when overlapped form the CMYK logo. I want them and I don’t even know what kind of music the artist makes.

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The Daily Slash: December 29 2010

The Daily Slash: December 29 2010

Before all else, lets travel into the future - behold Technology Predictions for 2011 by supreme master predictor mister Ben Bajarin. Stay futuristic with another prediction by Chris Davies: 2011: The Year of Pentaband? Then come back to the now and here where a man punches a 15 year old in the arm for not turning off his iPhone. Reflect back on the blue and the green with Philip Berne in a column by the name of What I Learned From a Year in 3D. Think an unreasonable amount about ad consistency, location, method changes in Angry Birds on Android, and check out ARCHOS brand new Android based 3D MP3 players and 250GB HD tablets! And what's this - Verizon to focus on Android, not iPhone at CES 2011? All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

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