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Skype Working on Android App Flaw That Could Expose Private Info

Skype said on Friday that it is investigating a report that its Android app could leave users’ private information vulnerable if a malicious application is installed on their device. “These files include cached profile information and instant messages,” Skype said in a blog post. “We take your privacy very seriously and are working quickly to protect you from this vulnerability, including securing the file permissions on the Skype for Android application.”

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik