'Free' Skype Could Be Costly
That's a very real concern these days, especially given the uproar over the government's domestic spying program, which reportedly makes use of phone company records and databases. And because voice calls originating on the Internet are more difficult to trace to a physical location, the Skype service may become the proverbial “public payphone” for stalkers, telemarketers, and other harassers.
Representatives of Skype, which is owned by eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY), wouldn't address the concerns head on. "I can tell you that Skype is extremely secure and an outstanding way for people everywhere to stay in touch," said Erica Jostedt, a PR firm spokesperson for Skype.
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— Mark Sullivan, Reporter, Light Reading