To make matters worse there were also reports that Skype had been running an internal team, codenamed Project Chess, that was tasked with making it easier for the Feds to not only collect metadata, but also to listen in on calls and conversations.
Through the collaboration, Microsoft is introducing a private conversations feature in Skype, which is powered by the Signal protocol. Private Conversations can only be between you and one other contact.
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Microsoft will be using the Signal open-source protocol to encrypt these communications.
Signal, the company behind the encrypted messaging app by the same name, has announced a new partnership with Microsoft. Select End Conversation. If you want to start another Private Conversation with this person, you will need to send a new invitation. Seeing as it is in beta today, this may become a reality but Microsoft has yet to acknowledge if they will go down this path. With hundreds of millions of active users, Skype is one of the most popular applications in the world, and we're excited that Private Conversations in Skype will allow more users to take advantage of Signal Protocol's strong encryption properties for secure communication. If your contact failed to accept the invite by then, it will expire, and you will have to send another invite to initiate a Private Conversation. Also, in this category are Facebook, WhatsApp, Google and Telegram. In order to use the feature, a user has to select the "New Private Conversation" option from the compose menu or from the recipient's profile. It only works with one-to-one chats at this stage - so video calls and group chats remain unencrypted. What would happen if you forget to enter "Private Conversations"? WhatsApp users have complete encryption and don't have to enter any special feature or "Private Conversation" to get that added layer of security.
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In contrast, "passively reading articles or watching videos - even if they're entertaining or informative - may not be as good". The change is the biggest tweak the social network has made to the news feed - essentially the soul of Facebook - in years.
Microsoft owned Skype is still to have a complete roll out of end-to-end encryption.
Skype is rolling out a new feature soon.
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